Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Midweek Motivation - A Note of Encouragement

What do you find most often when you go to your mailbox these days? Probably the same things I find - sales flyers, bills and magazines along with a bunch of junk mail. Occasionally though while leafing through the stack, my eyes will fall on an envelope different from all the rest, a handwritten note addressed to me. My heart always skips a beat as I excitedly search the upper left hand corner to discover the identity of the sender.
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Sweet Blessings,


LAURIE said...

What a beautiful reminder to us the importance of lifting our sisters up in the Lord. I have a card of encouragement ministry that I consider part of my pastoral wife ministry. I send at least 3 cards to ladies in our church a week. One of which is to one of the other pastors wives or deacons wives - they need encouragment too!! And not one Sunday goes by that someone does not come up to me with tears in their eyes that my card came on the very day they needed it. God is good, I am so thankful that He lays people on my heart to not only send a card to but to pray for. In addition to sending the cards I purposely pray for those 3 ladies all week. I believe we have forgotten about encouraging one another - like you said - texting and emailing - it seems like we don't "talk" to one another anymore. Great writing today!

Carol said...

This has got to be one of my favorites. I am the same when searching for the mail looking for at least one personal piece for me. I need to write some notes today. Thanks for the reminder.

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Thank you Amy for this reminder. I take the time to write thank you notes for people who do so many things for our family just because I have heard it means so much that I wrote it out.

It is funny, my hand hurts when I write by hand now, I guess because of all the emailing and such, but I do it anyway.

Lastly, it has meant so much to me to have letters and cards in my parents handwriting especially since they now live with Jesus.

Praying for you ....Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
...Galatians 6:9

Peggy said...

Blessings Amy!!! I'm praying that Spencer is well and you both have recovered from the weekend episode!

I hope the handwritten note brought
"good news" but you carry that in your heart from His word! He is with you always, even when you may not sense His soothing presence!

Need to go read the rest..but just wanted to bless you here! If you get a chance, I'm sharing something special but I'll have some more on TSMSS!!!

Runner Mom said...

What a great post! We have a heart to heart ministry at church which is part of the prayer ministry. We send letters and notes of encouragement to those members and nonmembers on our prayer request list.I feel so priviledged to be a part of this outreach.