Encouragement

A Great Reminder

A few weeks ago, we had a rainy and cold day, here is Texas. For farmers and ranchers, like my husband, who  have cut and bailed hay for many months, it meant a much needed break. He had errands to run and things to catch up on. After lunch, I received a text from him that said, “I’ve got a surprise for …

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Encouragement

Preaching to the Choir

I entitled this blog post “Preaching to the Choir” because that’s what I’m doing!! Yes, it has been a week where I feel like I’ve failed miserably and acted completely in the flesh. While many of my previous blogs have encouraged us to remember that we work for God and not the world, that is exactly what I didn’t do!! …

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Encouragement

Counting My Blessings

“The life that counts blessings discovers its yielding more than it seems.”           Ann Voskamp   A few months ago I finished a book that was given to me by my sweet sister in law for my birthday. I LOVE to read and thought this book would just be one that I read and placed on the shelf. How wrong I was….   …

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A Needed Break!

Sometimes, God gives us friends (or husbands….) who know us much better than we know ourselves. These people can tell when our energy supply is gone and we’re at the end of our rope, many times before we will acknowledge it ourselves. This is exactly what happened to me before spring break. I was hanging on by a thread (barely)…. …

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Encouragement

You Never Know….

You never know what the students sitting in your class might go on to achieve in life…… You never know if the next Billy Graham or president of the United States is sitting in your midst. With some students it is obvious. You know your over-achieving students will, usually, go on to accomplish something worthwhile with their lives. What about …

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Nostalgia

“There’s no way to know how many people your life will influence. You don’t know who is watching, listening, or learning from you. It’s impossible to know for certain what those you influence will do, who they will influence, or how they will affect the world. Every person impacts history in some way- for God or for the enemy, for good …

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