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Thankfulness of a Fried Brain

Tonight as I sit here wondering what to write for my Wednesday post, I realize that my writing brain is pretty fried. Over the past two days I have written four reviews, four blog posts, and the rough draft of an article.

But, as I look over the list of what I’ve written, I realize something. I have been given a lot of opportunities to write! I know I’ve mentioned this before, but seven years ago I was told emphatically that I needed to write. It didn’t matter what I wrote, I just needed to write. It took me a few years before I started blogging, but as I started I found great joy in it. Then somehow over the past year those simple blogging endeavors have exploded into even greater opportunities. Those opportunities have led me to meet people. Relationships have grown. And so has my delight in writing.

It all started with the persistent encouragement of a lady from church (who I am still hoping to get to thank one day) and the full—fledged encouragement and support of my wonderful husband.

What are you doing today because someone saw potential in you and encouraged you? What are you missing out on today because you didn’t really believe encouragement that was poured over you? What might you be doing right now if you’d just had even the smallest nudge of encouragement?

Tonight through Saturday, I’m going to be sitting down to daily Thanksgiving meals with some pretty amazing people. Many of them have poured encouragement into me. My prayer is that I can give it back. I see what God has done in my life because one woman dared to persistently pour encouragement over me. What could I do for another life if I were brave enough to do the same?

What could you do for the lives of your loved ones were you to pour encouragement over them?

I am so incredibly thankful today for encouragers. For people who believe in me. I pray that God will open my eyes and use my words to be an persistent encourager for someone else.


I am a homeschooling preacher's wife and managing editor for the Well Planned Gal. But, I also love to write just for the fun of it. I also process best through writing, and my thoughts tend to flow from things I learn through the Bible, interacting with my family, and moving through life in general. Thanks for joining me in my not quite ordinary journey.

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