Be Still [Short Encouraging Words]

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
Beloved Child of God . . .
Be still. Be present. Be in the moment with a grateful heart. Don’t let your thoughts run ahead. Don’t fret and worry . . .
Trust God. Trust in his love for you. Trust in his plan.
Be still, and know that God is God over all that is happening today!
Be still, and know that God loves you.
Be still and trust in his Sovereign plan.

Find more encouragement in my latest book: “Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends!”

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When Life Hurts Cling to These 3 Powerful Truths

When life hurts cling to these powerful truths

Encouraging words for troubled hearts . . .

When life hurts, there are many powerful Truths in God’s Word to lean on. These 3 often bring me the most comfort. If you’re hurting today, for any reason, cling to these 3 powerful truths:
God is good,
God loves you,
God is with you!

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Sweet Jesus, when life hurts, help me to refocus on your goodness and love, and all your blessings. Thank you for being with me every moment of the day, for being my help, my anchor, and my hope. Amen. 

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Happiness Tip: Count Your Blessings Not Your Sorrows

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Happiness Tip: Count your blessings not your sorrows

As the leaves change color, I’m getting excited for one of my favorite upcoming holiday celebrations– Thanksgiving! Not so much because of the food and fellowship, (although those are awesome!), but because of the focus on gratitude. There’s something about being thankful and counting my blessings that makes me happy. Not just smiley happy, but really happy, deep inside. Praying you’ll experience greater joy today as you lift your heart to God.

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 107:1).

Today is a new day filled with things to be thankful for. But if you’re feeling a tad blue, you may be tempted to go through your day and count your sorrows, and forget to count your blessings. Been there, done that, as I’m sure we all have. The result is often a troubled heart. Thankfully, there’s an awesome antidote to chase away the blues— counting our blessings.

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Watch this Heartwarming Book Trailer for Pawz & Pray! [53 sec]

To be released January 31st, 2020!

About the Book

Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends! 130 Uplifting Stories and Devotions for Dog Lovers!
Unleash a richer, simpler, more meaningful life!

Are you struggling to find joy? In Pawz & Pray, author Leila Grandemange talks from the heart about the things that keep us busy, burdened, distracted, and disconnected from God, and turns our eyes heavenward where lasting joy is found. Whimsical, genuine, and uplifting, the insights drawn from Leila’s journey, accompanied by her furry friends, will lead you down peaceful paths where you can hear from God, restore your soul, and refocus on what truly matters!

Pawz & Pray is a collection of heartwarming stories, scriptures, and prayers, inviting you to draw close to God and discover the secrets to a truly meaningful life. In these pages, Leila will help you:

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How to Enjoy the Journey, Even When Life Hurts [The Key Lies in this Verse]

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”— Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11
Enjoy the Journey . . .

We’ve heard it said.

We’ve seen it written on cards or on social media.

We’ve had friends tell us, “Just relax, enjoy the journey.”

It’s an awesome encouragement, but, it’s not always easy to find joy in a painful moment, or along a broken road.

So, what’s the key to finding joy in life’s journey, especially when times are tough?

There’s so much wisdom out there to help us answer this question. But for me, the only wisdom I have found truly helpful comes from Jeremiah 29:11 . . .

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