Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blog Hop ♥ Encouragement

I became a member of MckLinky Blog Hop to share with other blog nuts and find new exciting things to read and also find new readers for my own thoughts. So, every Tuesday there is a new theme or idea for Blog Hop. Today is Encouragement.

It's definitely a day for encouragement. I have friends that need encouragement right now. My daughter needs encouragement at this time in her life. Teenagers (kids in general) can be cruel at times. How do you hold everyone up when you feel the need for encouragement yourself? I guess it's just been one of those weeks/months/summers. lol :) It's definitely been a long one. But yet there are so many things to be thankful for as we are reminded everytime we think of our mission trip to Haiti this year. We were given a sign of encouragement though, my daughter got a job today! The funny part of it is, she'll be working the same place I worked as a teenager. 23 years ago... oiy

So, my scripture that brings encouragement to me today, and hopefully to many others out there:

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soulds."
-- Matthew 11:28-29

Another favorite verse comes from James 1:2-4 (I'll let you look that one up!) Wait... I encourage you to look it up. ;o)

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  1. Sorry that your daughter is going through a tough time right now. I pray that she will find the strength and encouragement that she needs, and you as well.

  2. What a blessing that your daughter found a job! Great verses- thanks for sharing them with us.

  3. Thanks for your post. I have teens also & this Summer has seemed soooo long:) I am going to get up & get my Bible!

  4. That is an extremely encouraging scripture....and we all have those times. I had one of those summers last summer! Come see me @ # 235 if you wish!

  5. Being a teen can be a rough time, you learn a lot during that time but it's hard to go through it. Congrats to her on the job & thanks for sharing the verse as well.

    happy hopping:)

  6. Great verse!!!! Thank you for sharing!