Encouraging Words Blog 



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But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12: 9a ESV

I have no good reason to complain.

Really, I don’t.

I have my little gratitude journal with 1,500 (and counting) reasons not to complain:

Reasons to say “Thank you” to my maker, my God.

So, why am I feeling this way?

I think it started when I went out to get my blood clotting time checked.  It was a since enough day today - the sun was shining - and unlike yesterday, my trip out didn’t trigger an arrhythmia attack. …

The Impossible Places

I don’t know about you, but rock climbing isn’t on my bucket list.  Never has been.  

When I watch people, like the gal in the photo, who can maneuver on sheer cliffs, using fingers and toes, I am in awe.

I also wonder why they aren’t scared to pieces.

I’m realizing my life looks rather akin to one of those precipices right now.

Just as if I were suddenly whooshed away and found myself clinging to the side of a steep stark embankment, I see no way to go.  …

Living Upside Down

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I apologize for the length of this - but these are words I sorely needed to write - and I pray there is a reason that God has prompted me to post these. Regular broadcasting will resume next time.  :)

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.  …

I Looked Up

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Life has been a struggle lately.

My 18-year-old son and day-time caregiver moved out a bit over a month ago.  I know a big part of the reason he left was the level of care I now need. 

The “why” is that I’ve not been able to stand for over a minute without my heart rate skyrocketing up thirty - forty - sixty beats a minute leaving me ready to pass out if I dared stand longer - and the faster my heart races, the more likely it is I will experience long bouts of arrhythmias.

More Than Conquerers

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But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.  Romans 8:37

I’ve not written for a long time now. And I want to excuse that by saying I’ve been too ill, too tired, too …. whatever (although the ill and tired are factual), rather than come out and say what is true.

And what is true?

I’ve allowed myself to become ensnared by our enemy - by doubt. By discouragement.  By helplessness. By fear.

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