Let’s Hear It For EncourageHERS!

4 Sep

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11

This summer my friends and I have gone through some highs and lows. Lots of happy and sad tears. Emotions all over the board.  And many of you have shared similar stories about your close group of girls.

Where would we be without one another?

So today’s blog is dedicated to you!  Our spiritual cheerleaders.  Women of all ages who love, protect, and treasure your friends.

You are encourageHERS. 🙂

And the last several months I have watched you do some pretty fabulous things in the name of Jesus!

Thank you for…

…picking up her groceries when the car broke down.

…sending her that hilarious card.  It made her laugh when nothing else could.

…taking that picture of the beach sunset.  God’s evening artwork gave you comfort during a hard time.  Now you share photos to remind her God is alive and at work.

…texting her a verse each morning.  Somehow you knew what she needed that day.

…giving her freedom to be raw and real.  But you didn’t let her become bitter and angry.  You kept a godly perspective when she couldn’t be rational.  Or just want to give up.

…reassuring her she is a great mother.  Countless times.  Because she really…really is!

…finding creative ways to spend time with her because she was struggling financially.  Taking walks, teaching her to paint with watercolors, or watching a chick-flick at home was perfect.  After all, it’s the time together that’s priceless.

…sharing you story of divorce, depression, illness, or past addiction with her.  She admires your relationship with Christ and you gave her hope.  You’re a 2 Corinthians 1 kinda woman!

…asking her if she was having her quiet time.  And offering to read the same devotional each day, making sure you discussed it.  Temptation was dangerously close and you helped guarded her vulnerable heart.

…posting on her Facebook wall. Just saying she’s awesome. Yeah…that made her smile.  Big.

Thank you for being you.
Her trustworthy friend.
Her safe place.
The one who sticks closer than a sister.

Through the good times and bad, you are faithful .  So, keep up the “god” work, encourageHERs.  We need you now more than ever!

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6 Responses to “Let’s Hear It For EncourageHERS!”

  1. mldycus September 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Amen Beth!! I do not know where I would be without my encourageHERS!!!

  2. Laura Carroll Grover September 4, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    Love this!

    • Hearts Unfold September 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      Girl, let me say God blessed me big with you!

  3. Mia September 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Beth, how beautiful! Yes, what would we do without the sweet ones that encourage us. Your tribute to those dear lady friends is a real act of love to show them that their friendships are precious. Thank you for reminding us not to take their love for granted.

    Mia at hisnlovingembrace.wordpress.com

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