Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Five Minute Friday | 6 comments

Beans encouragedYou should be encouraged today. Yes, you.

Not because I am back writing a post for this blog after a long writing siesta from November til now.

Not because I cleaned my house from dust rag to mop bucket.

Not because I made hummus this week and scarfed it down with carrot sticks and wheat thins for lunch today with a dessert of a red grapefruit.

Not even because our cute dog is posing for you to the left.


None of that.

Be encouraged because today is a new day to recognize God is work in your life  and the lives of those around you.

Be encouraged because Jesus and the story you heard at Christmas and will revisit at Easter is real. The Gospel is real.

Be encouraged because the sun came up today and will set again this evening just like God said it would.

Be encouraged because it’s Friday and a restful Saturday may be on your agenda and a Sunday to meet with other believers at church is coming your way.

Take advantage of all God sends your way this weekend.

Be encouraged.

I’m encouraged to be writing with others today at

Five Minute Friday


  1. Amen to that! Stopping by from FMF:)

  2. I love that!!!

    • Hey Cheri! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Just finding your blog and can relate to so much of your self-description in the margin! Looking forward to reading more from you….

    • Thanks Julie. I’m glad you found the blog and hope you’ll come back.

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