Monday Morning Encouragement



Good morning, sweet Cottage Friends,

As you may know, I get up very early in the morning, even on my days off. The first thing I do after dressing and pouring my first cup of coffee is to light candles and quiet my heart before the Lord. This morning the light from one of my candles reminded me of John 8:12 where Jesus declares that He is the "Light of the world". It inspired me to record a short video for you -- to encourage you this morning. In no way is it a professional movie. Heavens, no! It's about a minute long, spontaneous and unrehearsed, as will be obvious if you play it. So please overlook this amateur attempt, and just know that this is sincerely from my heart to yours.


 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Hugs,




19 comments

  1. I always look forward to your posts. A ‘ from the heart’ message is so much better than ‘spit and polish’. Very well done! Let God’s word speak His truth. His word brings so much comfort in these troubling times. Whatever happens He is here with us.
    Another Nancy

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    1. Nancy, it's nice to meet you and read your comment. Thank you, and I hope you'll visit often. God bless you.

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  2. A wonderful message to remind me of God being with me. I love the
    sun light, and I always see it as looking toward God and heaven. It is
    dark and stormy dreary this weekend, so no sunlight, but always God
    light. Lynn

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    1. Lynn, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I love the sunlight, too, and especially when I see it burst forth over the horizon in the morning. Love that "new day" feeling in brings.

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  3. This is a wonderful message, Nancy, and great way to start the day and week. Thank you for taking the time to make the video and share it with us. It was so nice to hear your voice. Just lovely!! I hope you have a wonderful day, too.

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  4. How touchingly beautiful Nancy. Thank you and bless you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan. I pray your week is off to a good start. Hugs.

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  5. Good Morning Nancy. I loved your video and message shared. This is a great way to start out the new week. I am struggling right now with some things and I believe in the power of prayer and faith to know God is with us and will lead us to better days. God puts people in our paths to help us and I know your message today has helped me and I hope others that read your blog. Thank you sweet friend. xoxo

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  6. It was so nice to hear your voice Nancy! That is such a wonderful message and I will take it to heart. Have a great week! Marilyn

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  7. I'm not a believer Nancy but thank you for the beautiful message. It was very nice to hear your lovely calm voice.

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  8. This was a lovely heartfelt message and I hope you will do more. It is always encouraging to be reminded of God's Light and Love. Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  9. Thank you for this video and for sharing the promise of God's goodness and light. We have much to be grateful for, and much to look forward to!

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    1. Amen! I thank God every day for His goodness to me. He is so very faithful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Pam. Hugs.

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  10. Thank you Nancy. Things do feel rather dark but with faith we know God will take care of us. Thank you for this lovely reminder.

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  11. Thank you for the video and the beautiful message, Nancy. I love early mornings as well, when the day is new and quiet and everything is possible.
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Thank you for sharing this wonderful encouragement. Yes, He is our light, especially in these dark days we are living in.
    ~Adrienne~

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  13. what a gentle, encouraging blog post, nancy.
    gentle hugs coming your way... thank you!

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  14. Just found your blog again
    I thought you quit it when you moved to Texas
    Prayers prayers
    Been there...it is not easy but you will be fine...I don’t like platitudes so just being positive...take care...good luck...

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    1. Nope, I didn't quit blogging, although I was rather sporadic with my posts for a few years. Glad you found me again, Brenda, and thanks for the encouragement. I'm in a really good place now. Content and enjoying my relationship with Jesus more than ever! Hugs/

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