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Belated Happy 2018 – Time to Drop Those Burdens from 2017!

Belated Happy 2018 – Time to Drop Those Burdens from 2017!

Belated Happy New Year 2018 … Don’t Carry Your 2017 Burdens into 2018!     Phew, I’ve been away for awhile, dealing with illness and other obligations, and THEN the holidays! Please pardon my absence, especially those who read and subscribe to my blog! I’m working toward getting back into blogging now and hope to pick up the pace as this first month of 2018 progresses. I do hope you all enjoyed the holidays and I hope you are ready…

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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…   **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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Setting Down the Baggage and Letting Go – January 5 Devotions

Setting Down the Baggage and Letting Go – January 5 Devotions

So this is a day late because my blog host’s server was down all day yesterday, into the evening.  So in order to post quickly, so I can get onto today’s post, I’m borrowing from a note I posted on Facebook two years ago about setting down the luggage, or baggage (burdens), and letting go. Still seems fitting at this beginning of another new year.   ~~*~~   “Haven’t you been known to pick up a few bags? Odds are,…

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Weekend Reflections on Anniversary of Mom’s Funeral and Memorial Service – July 11 and 12

Weekend Reflections on Anniversary of Mom’s Funeral and Memorial Service – July 11 and 12

As I mentioned in my July 7th post, this month marks the 4-year anniversary of my Mom’s departure from this life into her eternal  reward in heaven, where she joined my Dad who passed away in 2002. July 11, 2011, was the day we laid her earthly body to rest next to my Dad’s at the Veterans Cemetery in New Hampshire.     An Air Force Honor Guard was present and performed a beautiful flag-folding ceremony with the flag from…

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No April Fools Here – Just April 1 Devotions

No April Fools Here – Just April 1 Devotions

Welcome to April and welcome (back) to my Words of Encouragement blog. I’m thrilled that so many of you have been reading and commenting here for the month of March; I’m hoping to catch up with replying to all your wonderful comments and then log another full month of posts! It’s all about “planning your work and working your plan.”   So here we go for the first set of devotions  for April. Remember, you can read Psalms and Proverbs…

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