I had just gotten off of the phone with my sweet cousin who's writing style is quite beautiful. Her devotional journals have read like a personal dialogue between her and the Lord since we were in church camp at 12 years old.
I don't even pretend to be a writer, so when actual writers are having moments of self doubt, it's time for an encouragement intervention! I seriously think she could write the next devotional equivalent of Jesus Calling. (Which we have purchased in every age category offered!)
I sat down to write her a note. Then after reading it over, I thought of a bunch of other girlfriends dangling their potential and dipping their talents in the edge of the water that is vulnerable and unknown and EXCITING - hello sisters!
I had a bunch of friends I could send this too.
Wanting to sit down and write out some note cards of encouragement for a while this card kind of spurred me on. I knew this was a collection of cards that just needed to be given a pause of time. I needed a beautiful quiet place to clear my head... and to listen.
Not all of the cards in the Encouragement Collection are original with me.
There is a couple unknown author quotes and then a couple of scripture cards, but the rest are from a trip out to the Ranch with my Mr. He was moving hay from one field to another for the cows, and I had some time in a little trailer out there to just pause, pray and listen. "Lord who needs to hear what? You tell me what to say and I will write it down." I feel like the Lord speaks in very practical ways to me. He kept bringing to mind different individuals and specific circumstances, so Each card represents a friend to me.
A business acquaintance of mine said on Thursday, "I could send everyone of those to someone I know, TODAY." That is precisely why this collection came to be. You have a heart to encourage others and its our hope that these cards will enable you to be a difference maker in someones day.
In pursuit of walking out our purpose here is the newest collection.