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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. Becky God didn’t tell us to like everything thing not to hate it. We have to learn to love it. No matter what it is no matter if someone else likes it we don’t. Like you can the Cacti plants. We have to remember God made them all. God made us. There will be things and people we will not get on with or like. Like you and your Cacti plants. Me it spiders. No matter if they are fat or thin I just don’t like them. I get my Husband to put them outside of they come into our home. But they are all beautiful like we all are in God’s eyes. We have heard people say as I have in the past look at how ugly she or he is. We that are saved are too love them like Jesus does. They could be our Sister or Brother in the Lord we are talking about. Jesus should me once. He said Dawn how would you like me to say that about you. Not tell you I love you. Then start to pick the people in the world I going to love. Not love you for different reasons. Because you I don’t like for some reason. Because you don’t like the spider. I would never do that. So even though I don’t like spiders. You Becky don’t like Catci. Jesus still loves you. We are as his followers still to love all that God has made. All plants and animals humans and insects no matter what. Like Jesus does. That’s why I never kill a spider get my Husband to put it outside if inside my house. The Father’s Love Letter tell me how much I am loved by my Heavenly Father. You get on YouTube. Worth listening to. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little love today’s reading. Xx

  2. Reading this post this morning is an encouragement for me and want to thank you for it. God is awesome and He fine tunes our lives in so many beautiful ways! I am facing some hard things on the horizon in coming days. I scheduled some necessary surgery yesterday and am looking at a change in my home that will impact financial provisions that are currently in place. Thank you and God bless!

    • Praying for you now, Patty! I’m so grateful that the God who holds the world together holds us too. Surely He is with you in every hard moment and changing thing. Lean in, sister.

  3. I was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at 11. A cruel blow to a young girl with a love for baking & eating desserts. I weathered the literal ups & downs of blood sugar levels through puberty & less than balanced diets of college years. Fast forward to life in my 50s & now 60s I am told by a college buddy that his level of anxiety at his daughter’s diagnosis of diabetes was not as high because he knew what my life with diabetes had looked like. And again for himself with his own type 2 diagnosis a few years ago. “If Ruth can do this so can I”. Last summer 1 of my 3rd grade Sunday school students was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. He & I compare where we’re wearing our sensors. I’ve even started wearing my sensor on my bicep so it’s a more visible encouragement to him. You really never know what God may turn to beauty from our ‘rather-nots” in life. Only a redeeming, loving God for sure! Blessings! (((0)))

  4. Yes my Sisters and Brothers in Christ, life is certainly prickly at times. I didn’t know about cacti growing up in the South of the United States (Gluckstadt, MS until 4 years old and Jackson, MS until I was married at age 21). Now I just embrace each day and thank God for His Grace and Mercy and how His Holy Spirit teaches me Truth from day to day.

    It’s not easy to explain “prickly” to anyone unless you have experienced that adjective. Becoming a wife and mother can certainly give one that experience. Smile. When you think life is easy at age 16, you are in for reality at age 61. Life is not a sprint but a never ending marathon of making decisions, forgiveness and putting your priorities in perspective with God keeping the 1st Place always if you are a Believer. Young people are not ready for rearranging their priorities unless someone has taught them this position of the “heart” and becoming selfless.

    Thank You Lord for loving me while I was still missing the mark of the call of Christ Jesus in my life. I’m still on my Marathon Journey and I will need Your Help today as I Pray for My Children.

    With Gratitude,

    A Child of God

  5. I am always blown away by God’s timing! I broke my leg a month ago and I am not the kind of gal that stays in bed, resting! Your devotion today has so encouraged me Becky! Thank you for writing it and following God’s nudging.

  6. Greetings! Very interesting about your cactus comments! I usually don’t reply to these wonderful “words”, but the cactus one caught my eye!. We only lived in Tucson for a couple of yrs. ,but especially the SAGUARO CACTUS was a plant that I so enjoyed.!!!They don’t develop arms until they are about 70 and they also have beautiful blooms in the Spring AND provide homes and “food” for many of God’s creatures!. So, I guess God had a “plan” for everything in his creation ! You never know what kind of “lesson” God is teaching us! Many prayers for a healthy family and a lovely life Becky…… Louise

  7. SO appreciated this! I can relate to much of what you said! We’ve lamented being renters for an entire decade too, and yet, God’s watched our babies grow in this home. That’s worthy of praise.

  8. Your devotional reminds me of my visit to The Alamo where, in the middle of the courtyard, was a cactus blooming with the prettiest yellow flowers. I had to take a photo and it’s still my favorite one from my trip. I can also look back and see beauty in bloom despite difficult circumstances.

    I wasn’t expecting a breast cancer diagnosis immediately after a worldwide pandemic, but God saw me through a year of treatments and I am healed and cancer-free. Even though it was a tough journey, I knew God was near and I grew closer to Him. Finding beauty in each day, no matter how small, was an essential part of my healing process. It’s a practice that I continue each day, even when I’m not having the best day.

  9. Becky,

    I personally did not want both my parents to have severe dementia. My dad had to go into geriatric psych hospital twice. Through those tough circumstances I learned empathy, & grew my faith & trust muscles. It has served me well in the job I have now dealing with ICU patients & their families. I can relate so well to what they are going through. Great devotion!

    Blessings 🙂