Thoughts to Uplift: Brief Encouragement

The Sounds of the Lord

The Sounds of the Lord

For the past week, every evening we’ve heard a sound in the woods similar to a baby sheep or goat, making a “bleating” noise.  At first we thought it was a newborn fawn, as we often have deer around here.  This went on until we couldn’t stand not knowing what it was, so I finally put on my jeans, a long sleeved shirt, boots and a ball cap, and ventured out to search for the little creature. ...

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I Will Sing

I Will Sing

It was a cold, rainy day when we stepped outside. There, perched in a nearby tree, was a lone bird. This bird captured our attention as it continued to sing its beautiful song. Despite the clouds, despite the rain, and unbothered by the unfavorable elements, it sang. As we watched and as we listened, we were given a powerful reminder: We can, no we MUST, still sing despite the rain and storms of...

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Help Needed

Help Needed

Several weeks ago we had a huge storm, with driving rain, whipping wind and lightning.  There are woods behind us, and our next-door neighbor lost a 60-foot tree that was at the edge of their patio. It was struck by lightning and came crashing down, luckily towards the woods, also taking two more trees of the same size with it. The following day we heard his chain saw going and not long after...

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Consider This

Consider This

“Look at (consider) the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your Heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are?” (Matthew 6:26). “Look at (consider) the lilies of the field and how they grow...if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you” (Matthew 6:...

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