Living on the field, away from my family and friends, can at times be lonely, heartbreaking, and often discouraging. Over at (in)courage.me they asked the question: What encourages you?
Wow!?! What encourages me???
I would have to say, beyond a doubt, the number one thing that encourages me is hearing from all of you! Receiving emails from someone saying, “You’re on my heart today.” or “I’m praying for you.” are like little pieces of heaven, dropped into my inbox. Actually getting a card or a letter in the mail is the icing on the cake (and if I receive a box full of goodies, its the cherry on the icing on the cake!). Comments on my blog make me feel like people are actually reading/appreciating what I am writing about, and hearing that @ ding on twitter with a DM, makes me feel giddy inside.
Reading the scriptures encourages me on a daily basis, and seeing fruits of my labor is truly incredible.
I guess it all comes down to knowing that I’m loved, appreciated, thought about, and valued. You encourage me to continue, even during those times I want to quit. HE encourages me every day through HIS word, HIS promises, and those sweet little whispers in my ear.
Thank you for loving me, appreciating me, thinking about me, and valuing me!!!