Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Encouragement along the way



I've been thinking of writing some posts 
about what provides encouragement and things 
I would want to read when I am struggling.
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So here is the beginning of it.
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When you are lonely, make your bed in the morning.
If there is sunshine, let it shine on you.
If it is cloudy, light a candle.
Ask God to spend this day with you and seek to remember Him today;
this way the loneliness will receded a bit at least and you will be warmed.
Just be with God today.
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Be simple. 
Acknowledge that spiritually there is more poverty than riches
but that you can seek to be with God today.
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Look around you for someone to love,
even if it is just by saying a prayer for them.
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Have a routine.
Make something.
Bake, knit, draw, write someone a letter.
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If you are in need or want or have pressing demands,
do one at a time and do your best.
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Remember to keep the two truths in equal balance:
I am a sinner and God loves me:
do not despair, God's love is deeper than my troubles.

6 comments:

Martha said...

I really like this post...I need to pick up something to knit or crochet!

Reinventing Mother said...

Absolutely beautiful!

E Helena E said...

Really beautiful and timely. Thank you!

M. Emily said...

A list of my favorite things! Thanks, E.! Hope things are okay!

Christie R said...

Perfect advice. I think I should print this out and tape it by the bathroom sink to be the first thing I see in the morning. xx

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Spot on, dear Elizabeth!