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Becky is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, mom of three loud boys, and the Community and Editorial Manager for (in)courage. She loves writing about anxiety, motherhood, and the kindness of God. Long naps, shady trails, and a good book make her really happy.

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  1. Yes thank you for being Me. No one could fill my shoes. God me to be who I am and to be who he wants me to be. I don’t have kinds. Just not brave to ever have them. But was Registered Childminder for 19 years. I did so enjoy it. I did have like your kids Becky. Kids that never stopped from the minute they got up until they went to bed. They where all go and all business. I loved that and love at the same time to see them go home. To spend time with their Families and tell their Parents what they did in my house while they where are work. What fun they got up to. So as I go to rest and have relaxation to charge my batteries for them coming back the next day to me to enjoy more fun. We did learn all about Jesus in it as well. Psalty the singing song book came into the kids loved it. As well all the other fun stuff they did. I always encourage them to be themselves and thank God for everything and that they are all unique. God loves them so do I as well as their Parents their Mum and Dad. Thank God for their food at all meal times. Plus that their is no in the world like them. No has their own thoughts. No has their hair colour or eye colour etc. I used to sing that song Jesus Love me this I know for the Bible tell me so get the kids I look after to sing it too. Other kids Bible songs we sings too. To encourage them they are special and Loved. That God made the world. We sing that song He got the whole world in his hands. In his hands he got you and me Brother. I still sing the children songs to myself. Even though I not Childminding any more. Not brave enough to have kids of my own. I believe some of them are true for us as Adults today the words of them. They do encourage us as Adults as well as kids how to live right for Jesus. Love today’s reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  2. Sorry for the mistake meant to say not kind. Don’t have kids. Please forgive my mistake.

  3. What a nice reminder of the power of our words. If only more people would speak up to provide those words. I pray for God to provide me the opportunity to impact another person today.

  4. Thank you! Becky, I will share this message of “simple encouragement” to my daughter. Mama bear to five children, including two teenagers, everyone one of them different, as God planned.
    She would share ” the biggest surprise has been my teenage son. Although still helpful, he is soooo quiet and soooo moody!!!’

    Blessings to “all you amazing mama bears” “grandma bears too! \0/
    I guess we can throw some daddy’s and g-pa’s in the blessing too \0/

    • Janet, my three boys are not so little anymore and I now have a teenage son who sounds similar to your grandson. Beauty and challenges in every season of parenting! Thanks for being here and for the blessing. 🙂

  5. Becky, what a word of nourishment that gal had for you. Loved this, “A small, unexpected thank you from a stranger. A word to make someone feel seen. Is there an easier gift of kindness to give?” Amen and amen!

    Praising Adonai for your testimony. I carry Bible verse & faith stickers in my purse & I encourage others throughout my day. Only had few not want to look at the stack. To see someones eyes light up or brighten their day with a smile causes me to praise Jesus for all the joy He gives to me. I pray daily, “Lord give me an instructed tongue to know the words that will sustain the weary.”

    How can you not want to encourage others who are downcast? I have heard it said it takes at least 15 words to overcome one negative word spoken over us. Words leave a lasting imprint on our hearts forever.

    Praying our words bring the healing balm of Jesus to everyone we encounter on a daily basis. Praying each of us is richly encouraged through the kind words of others filling up our love tanks. We desperately need each other now more than ever.

  6. Even though my kids are all grown, I was encouraged by the sweet reminder of Proverbs 16:24. Thank you, Becky.

  7. What a beautiful message! Thank you for the reminder and inspiration to pass along the gift of kindness in my words, and to see more opportunities to use kind words as a way to show Christ’s love. “Lord, open my eyes to see those opportunities” is my prayer. You have made a lovely difference in my life today!

  8. Becky,

    Now more than ever people need encouragement. At work I will thank the EVS (cleaning crew) for doing a good job. Most of the time all they hear is what is wrong-negativity. I want to pour positivity into their work days. Dietary stockers hear my thanks also. Giving us the needed food for our patients. Central supply hears it also. They give the necessary supplies to help RNs & CNAs care for the patients & me to stock all the rooms.

    You will see me encouraging patients in the ICU. if they are sitting in a chair or walking I applaud & say “hey you must be doing better”. Sometimes I will tell family God’s got this. He can heal your family. I will pray for you.

    I want our sinful world to see the ight & love of Jesus.

    Blessings 🙂