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Monday, January 7, 2013

inspiration for your week.

You know those days when you wake up and you just can't shake a feeling of discouragement? You go through the day, go through the motions, doubts and fears creeping into your mind, your heart slowly but ever so surely becoming unsettled. I was there this morning - until the Lord, in the way He so sweetly does, gently reminded of me who He is. Exodus 14:14 kept popping up.... all day long. You know when that happens? In my morning devotional (She Reads Truth), a Facebook status I saw, and a blog post I read. 

"The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent." 
-Exodus 14:14 

He is good and faithful, He is there when we are struggling and when we call on Jesus - all things are possible. Remember that with me today. And be encouraged by these posts by some of my friends: 

Amber reminded us of this truth, and it left me in tears. 

April talks about surviving abuse and addiction

Nadine shares on the only One who can satisfy

Krystaladele explains her word for 2013

L wrote about why we have dreams. 

Danise encourages us with the truth that God is doing a new thing in 2013

Kate shares the cutest pictures of her little one

A few moments and inspirations from my week, I hope they inspire you.

Remember Thankful Sweetness? It's back. (And it's high time it was back, too!) 
Throughout the week, make a thankful list with 4 or more simple things you are thankful for. Take a picture of the list. Add the hashtag #ThankfulSweetness and post to Twitter and/or Instagram. I will share some of them every week in a post :) 
And I want to expand it a little for 2013 - don't let the thankfulness stop at our lists. Add our hashtag #ThankfulSweetness to ANY photo that depicts something you're thankful for. I hope and pray this builds greater community among us and fosters in our hearts gratefulness. 

Enjoy and be encouraged by the lists from this past week: 

Starting with mine (Please excuse the slight confusion of the month - bahaha. I was tired that night) 

Hugs and blessings to you and you and you.

Have a beautiful, inspired week!



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  1. Yes! That verse + Joshua 1:9 has been coming to me since yesterday. I tend to worry too much ( well, I think everyone does ) but I wanted to make a point of trusting God more throughout the year. Very inspiring post!

  2. Erin! Thank you so much for this post I so needed this to get through the week. I hope God continues to bless you and your blog.

  3. Also, can't wait to do my Thankful List!

  4. Exodus 14:14...SO needed to read that.
    Seriously, perfect timing.

    :) you're awesome, girl.
    Love you!

  5. I love your post, and i love that I have 2 thankful lists on here(: Love you sister!

  6. Thank you for always being a light through times when I'm discouraged and down. That verse you posted was very encouraging. Thanks so much, Erin.

    I just love you, girl.
    I am so extremely thankful for you. So thankful that God brought me to your blog. You have inspired me beyond words.

  7. Thank you for being such an inspiration. I love that verse and you are quickly becoming one of my favorite bloggers!

  8. I was loving that verse during She Reads Truth. It provides so much encouragement and hope in our lives that God will always fight for us AND win! Love you girl!

    Can't wait to jump in on thankful sweetness!

  9. You have such a wonderful blog girly. Your verses are always just what I need, and your inspiration of the day did, indeed, insprie me! :) So thanks<3

  10. You have such a wonderful blog girly. Your verses are always just what I need, and your inspiration of the day did, indeed, insprie me! :) So thanks<3

  11. You have such a wonderful blog girly. Your verses are always just what I need, and your inspiration of the day did, indeed, insprie me! :) So thanks<3

  12. Love this post.. praying for you! xxo

  13. Your posts always encourage me so! Thanks for letting the Lord use you! :)

  14. The inspiration from your blog makes my day! Thank you for helping some of us see the positive in this world. You are genuine and sweet! I love that I have found your blog :)
    XO Brooke

  15. Looks like I'm your 1,000th follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love yours :)

  16. Amen! This is fantastic. I have so many things to be thankful for! =D

  17. all links, all photos- wonderful. so happy to be following!

  18. I love the blog layout! Yes!!! Pray more & worry less!!! That is so true!!! Thanks for the follow! I think I'm going to enjoy reading this blog!

  19. Following you on instagram now, too!

  20. Just found your cute blog through the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by sometime!


  21. I love it! I am looking forward to reading more now that I have found your blog!


  22. Thanks for the push to write our thankful lists. I really missed it and now Magoo is old enough to understand what we're doing (sorta). I also like the links you shared.

  23. Your words are such a blessing :-)

  24. I just love you! :)



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