Friday, October 30, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

If one has the gift of encouraging others,
he should encourage.
Romans 12:8

Thoughts on today's verse...

Encouragement - that is what I believe our Blog Village is all about.  At least the ones I follow.  I get to share a snapshot (and for some of you that snapshot is literal!) of your life and I more often than not walk away having been encouraged.  I may not always leave you a comment, but I do visit on a regular basis.

In some of your blogs, I am driven to peels of laughter.  In others I am driven to my knees in prayer for a particular situation you are facing.  In still others I feel a genuine bonding of our souls and spirits.  And most of us have never even met face-to-face.

It appears that a number of you leave east of the Mississippi, and I get to vicariously share in your autumn weather with your pictures and apt descriptions.  I do miss autumn in the east, but have to admit that I am not that inclined to ever have to trudge or drive through snow again.  Winter boots and heavy coats are no longer a part of my wardrobe.  However... it is a mere 32 degrees in my area of Arizona this morning.

Today in my blog I merely want to thank you and praise God for the sense of community and the spirit of encouragement I find and feel from you, my blogging friends and neighbors.

My prayer...
Abba, Father... thank You for the friends I have met and made through blogging. I pray a speial blessing upon them this day. Please Father, be with them on this day, guide and protect them in whatever circumstance they find themselves in. May Your loving hand be upon them and protect them from all danger. In Jesus' name I pray ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,



  1. My blogger friend Wanda lives in Ohio and I have learned just how beautiful that State is through her photo's, our friends either in real life or cyber life are a blessing aren't they....:-) Hugs

  2. Tamara, I feel exactly the same way.

    I visit many, many blogs, and while I don't always leave a comment, I do always leave with a sense of being uplifted, and a sense of God in this community.
    So many good souls in Blogland.
    This blog of yours is one oasis I like to visit often.

    And I'm jealous of you without ice storms! I don't mind the snow at all but I am dreading the thought of maneuvering over the ice once again!

    All the best,

  3. You said in words what I have felt in my heart ever since I started blogging met my new blogging friends...a bond that can't be matter what. Thank you for the prayer for us (which includes you too, my sweet friend.)

  4. Amen! My blogger friends are a huge source of encouragement for me - you included.

  5. Oh, yes...isn't it wonderful the way we can meet our brothers and sisters in the Lord online?? What a beautiful verse, and reminder of the importance of encouragement in our lives, Tamara! And I treasure your prayer! Thank you for this lovely post!!! ~Janine XO


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