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When Fear Knocks – Send Faith to Answer the Door!

When Fear Knocks – Send Faith to Answer the Door!

When Fear is Knocking.. Send Faith to the Door! How often does fear of someone or something send us into hiding, or perhaps into the “fight or flight” mode, depending on our personalities and the nature of the fearful reaction? The same seems to hold true for fearful or anxious situations that arise, when we need to know how to handle them. A quote I’ve heard, and don’t know the source, is, “When fear comes knocking, send faith to answer…

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Making Mistakes and Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start

Making Mistakes and Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start

Making Mistakes and Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start   Mistakes and mercy. When we truly make mistakes–and not willful bad choices–having someone extend mercy and forgiveness to us is truly a blessing. It often enables us to make a¬† clean break with the past, and to make a fresh start with the lessons we learned. ~~*~~   ~~*~~   Here are your inspirational thoughts for this Tuesday evening:   “Sadly, many people today continue to fall back into the…

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Are YOU Up to the Challenge? NO Complaining or Negativity in 2017!

Are YOU Up to the Challenge? NO Complaining or Negativity in 2017!

We’re two days into February 2017 — how are things going for you so far? I thought I would mention this post again about my challenge to you (and myself) for 2017:   NO COMPLAINING OR NEGATIVITY IN 2017!!   ~~*~~ ~~*~~   Some inspiration for today… “Today thank God and decide not to complain about anything. Ask him to show you anytime you are getting ready to complain and to help you hold your tongue. Today, give thanks for…

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Care for Yourself by Reducing Anxiety and Worry

Care for Yourself by Reducing Anxiety and Worry

Some people criticize the idea of self-care, saying it’s selfish to spend too much time and attention on yourself. BUT… it’s a matter of balance and moderation. Obviously, paying too much attention to yourself can cause you to become egotistical or narcissistic, but not paying enough attention to yourself can make you stressed out, burned out, or physically sick. One way to balance things out in caring for yourself is to reduce anxiety and worry. ~~*~~ ~~*~~   Anxiety is…

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Yes It IS Friday the 13th – Are You Worried?

Yes It IS Friday the 13th – Are You Worried?

Friday the 13th!!! Just the idea seems to conjure up negative images for some. How about you? Are you worried? I’m glad we can have freedom from worry being a constant companion, whether it’s a day marked by superstition or not. I know – I’ve said it myself many times, that it’s a mother’s “job” to worry. However, numerous scripture verses refute that notion!   ~~*~~ Here are some insightful comments from author Max Lucado, from his book “Traveling Light”…

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Gratitude Challenge – November 19 – Thankful for Freedom from Worry

Gratitude Challenge – November 19 – Thankful for Freedom from Worry

Here at Words of Encouragement‚Ķ   **NOVEMBER MEANS: GRATITUDE CHALLENGE!!**   Freedom from Worry. Adding to yesterday’s post about faith to overcome worry – once we do that, we can start to enjoy freedom from worry being a constant companion. I know – I’ve said it myself many times, that it’s a mother’s “job” to worry. However, numerous scripture verses refute that notion!     Here are some insightful comments from author Max Lucado, from his book “Traveling Light” on…

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