Advent Collection at The Daily Grace Co.

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The Daily Grace Co. “is passionate about equipping women to know and love God’s Word.”   Their Advent Collection is now available, and includes their Waiting For Advent study, Season of Hope Family Advent Devotional, Advent Ornament Set, Mugs, and Advent Verse Cards.   Use the code ADVENT to get 20% off the collection and a free set of verse cards with your purchase of the Waiting For Advent study!

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DaySpring has the new (in)courage Devotional Bible 20% off right now, plus a beautiful journal free with purchase. Christmas is coming soon! Availiable in different covers and colors, this Devotional Bible would be an amazing gift. Hurry to take advantage of this great deal!

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Weekly Threads of Encouragement – God’s Word


I was taking pictures of my mom’s dahlia’s a few days ago, and a couple of dahlia blooms broke off.   I was immediately reminded of a verse of Scripture that I learned as a child from the book of Isaiah, chapter 40, verse 8:  “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”    As winter is quickly approaching (although, we seem to still be experiencing summer), I am reminded that the summer flowers have become scraggly, and withered, and the fall flowers will soon wither away or be frozen!   I am so thankful for God’s Word that will never wither away.   Full of wonderful promises, God’s Word is a sure and constant source of abiding joy, peace, hope, direction, refuge, and strength.

“…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”     Nehemiah 8:10

“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”    Philippians 4:7

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…”   Hebrews 6:19

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”    Proverbs 3:5-6

“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.”     Psalm 46:10


Weekly Threads of Encouragement – Sewing to Bless Others


Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend some time sewing with the ladies from my church.   These ladies are a great encouragment to me and many others as their love for Jesus is manifested through this sewing ministry.   Quilts, feminine pads, diaper bags, and dresses have blessed others in at least three different continents (and maybe more) since these ladies started this sewing minstry several years ago.  Sewing individually or meeting together on 5th Sundays, our ladies are committed to serving the Lord through this ministry.


Sewing Blankets


Sewing Quilts



Cutting and Pinning




Diaper Bags



Let me encourage us this week as we go about our every day lives that “it is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Col 3:24b)  Ecclesiastes 9:10a says “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…”  Let’s serve Him with our all our heart & hands!

Weekly Threads of Encouragement- “Be a Barnabas”

On the weekends, I usually read devotions from Our Daily Bread.   Today’s devotion fits so perfectly with the purpose of this blog.   It is my desire and goal to “Be a Barnabas” to all my readers whether through sharing encouraging Bible verses, devotions, Bible journaling or artwork, sharing about ministries, sewing projects, essential oils, good deals I find, or just everyday life.  Social media makes our lives look so great, but we all know that is not always the case.   We all struggle with difficult situations.   They may be health related, finances, relationships, emotions, etc.   Bottom line –  We all struggle.   That’s why encouragment is needful and necessary.   Speaking life to each other, prayers, being a mentor to someone, acts of kindness-  they are all so important!    Let’s all try to “Be a Barnabas” to someone God places in our paths this next week!  Please, if you have a chance, read The Blessing of Encouragers on Our Daily Bread (September 22, 2018).

Helping our “Son” Mauricio move into his apartment


Emma getting Mauricio’s dishes ready to use.



Happy National Encouragement Day!

What a great day for my first blog post! Happy National Encouragment Day! I believe we can all encourage each other this week. As many of us are fearful of a monster hurricane approaching, let’s encourage one another! Acts of kindness, patience, smiles, prayers, encouraging words, building up one another- that’s the focal point of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 and the focal point of this blog, Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing. Let’s all look for ways to encourage one another this week!