Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day...

(Photo of Glacier Park from http://www.mtpics.com/)

OK, so that is a little corny, but it popped into my head as I was getting ready for the day. Living in Montana, the skies are seldom cloudy, but we do get a few overcast days, and recently that has been the case. Today is promising to be bright and sunny, and WARM, so the snow will melt a little more and I hope to be able to go for a walk and to breathe all the sunshine and fresh air in.

Are you in need of a little encouragement? I have found encouragement in a few good places lately. I've found it in God's Word, through family relationships, through my church family, through close and dear friends, and even through your blogs.

Let's talk about the blogs. What an amazing way for women to share their gifts and passions! Many of you are gifted photographers, talented cooks and excellent crafters. I am in awe of your talents and I enjoy them very much. Many of you are also encouragers; you have a gift that lifts others up even as you share about your everyday lives. My thanks to all of you who take time to share a little about who you are and what you do with all of us bloggers!

On my Playlist, I have a song called, "The More I Seek You", and it expresses what I am drawing from God's well, His Word: the more I seek Him, the more I will know about Him, who He is and what His plan is for my life. It sounds simple, but it is far from it. He encourages me in verses such as Phil. 1:6 "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ", Luke 12:31&34 "But seek His kingdom, and these things (our worldly needs) will be given to you as well...For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also", Psalm 105:4 "Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always".

Thank you to everyone who is an encourager today, even if you do not realize it. It is my hope and my prayer that you will be blessed as you share you gifts and talents with others. You are amazing because we have an amazing Father and Savior!


LDH said...

Love your "snowy" Mosaic (Mosaic Monday)and your encouraging blog! Always nice to stop by and visit with you!
Kindly, ldh

Kathy said...

I so enjoyed your post this morning, Laurie. Such an encouragement!

Maxine said...

Actually, you were an encourager to me tonight with your words, Laurie. Thank you.