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Happy October 1st – and Why I Started Words of Encouragement

Happy October 1st – and Why I Started Words of Encouragement

Happy October 1st! Welcome to Words of Encouragement!     Happy October 1st to all! I have once again joined the Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC) this month, so for my first post, I thought I would re-introduce the back story and purpose of this blog (can also be found on my About page). I thought this would also be a good idea because I’ve recently joined several new blog groups on Facebook. I decided to revise this blog, which was…

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On Grieving the Loss of Pets

On Grieving the Loss of Pets

Pets Are Family, Too   A tragic incident suffered by a loved one yesterday in losing a beloved pet prompted this departure from my usual format for my blog post today. 🙁 I am thankful for our fur babies who bring so much joy into our lives. We return the love they give us so unconditionally until they sadly leave us. Loss of our pets is a sad reality on the other end of pet ownership. My heart is heavy…

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Dumping Discouragement and Discovering Dreams

Dumping Discouragement and Discovering Dreams

Discouragement vs. Dreams     Time to cast off discouragement and revive your dreams!  I know this is often easier said than done, especially if we really feel like we’re in those pits of despair, and have had a string of bad events happen in our lives, leaving us feeling really hopeLESS instead of hopeFUL.   Yet, we need to just reach out our hands to find God is standing right there, if not actually carrying us through, as in…

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Prayers and Reflections Are Good for the Soul

Prayers and Reflections Are Good for the Soul

Praying and Reflecting… Soul Food!       Have you ever felt like you just needed to take a break from all the noise, confusion, and chaos, and to find a quiet place to meditate?   Prayer, reflection, and introspection–taking time to examine our own thoughts, feelings, and to look into our own souls–is often a cathartic experience. Taking the time to do so may help us discover underlying thought processes and deeper feelings we didn’t know existed. We may…

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Taking Time for Introspection and Reflection

Taking Time for Introspection and Reflection

Introspection and Preparation ~~Good for Your Health~~     [I intended to post and reshare this yesterday, but other obligations kept me offline most of the day!]   Have you ever felt like you just needed to take a break from all the noise and confusion, and find a quiet place to meditate? Introspection–taking time to examine our own thoughts, feelings, and to look into our own souls–is often a cathartic experience. Taking the time to do so may help…

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Sunday Musings: Introspection and Preparation

Sunday Musings: Introspection and Preparation

Sunday is a Good Time for Introspection and Preparation       Have you ever felt like you just needed to take a break from all the noise and confusion, and find a quiet place to meditate? Introspection–taking time to examine our own thoughts, feelings, and to look into our own souls–is often a cathartic experience. Taking the time to do so may help us discover underlying thought processes and deeper feelings we didn’t know existed. We may gain a…

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