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Renee Swope is a Word-lover, heart-encourager, and grace-needer. She's also a wife and mom of three Joshua (27), Andrew (24), and Aster (13) and the best-selling author of "A Confident Heart" and her newest book, "A Confident Mom," released in February! Renee loves making memories with her family, creating beautiful...

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  1. Only through His overwhelming Love, we realised no small or big things even the world’s life circumstances can overwhelm us. Everything will pass and became memory and history..

    Thank you for your sharing.


  2. Love this! I never connected the dots of it illustrating Who Jesus IS not just how we should treat others. Another example of His Word being Living & active! Thank you for blessing me (& others!!!) with your writing.

    • So glad that the parallel between Jesus and the Good Samaritan encouraged you Ruth. I have noticed so much of Jesus’ heart and His way of life in the parables He told.

  3. I love you. I love you so much. Thank you for letting us in on this story…this moment.

    I still can’t believe this happened. And JJ giving up his spot? Tears to my eyes. I’m so thankful he is okay.

    This truth is a balm to my heart. Jesus sees us. And we also get to see/love others as Jesus does while we’re in the midst of our own struggles. Such grace.

    • I love you toooooo!!! And yes sweet friend, Jesus sees us. All of us. We are not forgotten or overlooked. He is always working for our good and His glory in our struggles. xoxo

  4. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for your commitment and faithfulness. This was much need, I will be saving it to read for future times.

    • I’m so glad it encouraged you Faith. I needed to be reminded of these truths again the day my post was featured. God times things so perfectly.

  5. Thank you for the reminder that God is never out of reach and continually cares for us in all our situations.

  6. Renee,

    Praising God for your husband’s healing. God is always near to us. He is there waiting to show you His provision. I’ve witnessed it myself in small ways. While away at college a family living down hill brought dinner to me the first night & fed me often. People in that community loved on me. Now I have a chance to shower others with God’s provision. Joining with Loaves & Fishes-local feeding program/food pantry I get to help make food boxes, assemble & hand out meals & yes even pray with & for them. It seems like such a small thing, but it can make a big impact on people’s lives. One person asked what time they had church. God will provide for us ALL the time no matter the situation. He will put the right people in our path to help us on our journey.

    Blessings 🙂

  7. Thank you! Reading this brings to my mind…for such a time as this… through your events you touched the lives of others and vice versa. May God continue to comfort, keep, and strengthen you.

  8. Thank you for sharing this story. My story is a bit different. I was told a nearly a year ago. My Aunt who is not saved. Had had a stroke. She is my favourite Aunt. The only one left in my late Mum side of the family. So I went on line to look for a prayer for myA
    Aunt. I believed it and stood on the promises in it for my Aunt. She was really not well. Her family thought she never be truly back to herself. She has even lost her voice. So I prayed for God to restore that. Other things that were in the prayer I got online for my Aunt. I truly believed them for my Aunt. She made a full recovery. But has lost some weight. But is back to my lovely Aunt that love with all my heart. She knows my Aunt I was praying for her. But you can’t tell her. As she not saved and wouldn’t want to know. It was God through the Doctor answering my prayers thar has her were she today. Back in her own home again. As after she got out of Hospital. My Aunt had to stay with her Daughter for awhile. So God was so good. He answered my prayers for my Aunt. I have become of Covid not seen her since she had her stroke. But heard from her family she is doing really well. They are amazed at that. So I was 86 miles away from my Aunt. I was able to pray. God was good. He answered my prayers. Like he did for for your Husband Renee and provide help for you all. Like the lift Home from the Hospital. So God Is Good All The Time. All The Time God Is So Good. See we can fear the worst. But we don’t have to when we got God on our side. I continue to pray for my Aunt’s Salvation. She said my Aunt Thank you for praying for me. When I had the stroke. I said glad too. I couldn’t tell her I can’t even today. It was through God answering my prayers with the help of the Doctors my Aunt as well as she is today. Like your prayers were answered Renee for your Husband. In times like this we can panic. Fear the worst. We just need to be calm and pray to God in times like this. Trust and keep believing. Thank you for thid great word. Love you all incourage. I pray for you all. All the way from Enniskillen in Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland. That God would bless you all as you do this work writting these reading. For us so we can grow closer to God through reading them. Plus for your honesty in them and sharing about your lives too how God has help you all through them. Love Dawn xx

  9. I LIVE reading of God’s goodness and faithfulness!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I hope you got some good vacation days after all of this!

  10. Beautifully written and stated. God will draw near to those who ask for Him to do so. Keeping our focus on Him and His love for us should give us the reassurance that He is near and will stay near in all circumstances.