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Tyra is a wife, mom, coco, friend, and author of Virtue: Living Uncommon in a Common World. Her passion is pastoring alongside her husband and making sure everyone she meets encounters the goodness of God. Tyra loves time with her crew, laughing, sunshine, and jeepin’.

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  1. Tyra <3,

    What a lovely first (in)couragement! A sweet reminder this morning of what I want to want to build with, only the "materials" of eternal value. I can feel the tension of hearing these testimonies in a setting far removed from those stories, and sensing God in both. So thankful you shared your heart today! xo

  2. Wow! I loved this article! I don’t think I’ve reflected this much about hearing/readind/experiencing something in awhile, so THANK YOU!
    What really hit me is the part where you wrote I want to build with ‘gold, silver, jewels’ so that our work here lasts through eternity. Wow, what a thought! Thank you and I look forward to reading more of your stories 🙂

  3. Amen. I can relate. After 24 yeas of living in a home with dark wood and little light we now live in a home that is filled with light. When I look around I feel blessed in this place but like your dock, I know it is temporary. Here’s to looking forward to heaven that is filled with the light of our heavenly Father.

    • So good! Yes, we’re grateful for everything, but only the things we do for the Kingdom of God last forever. Congrats on the new home.

  4. Tyra you have been a real treasure in what you shared in the stories you shared to with people who go out of there way to share the gospel and help those in need. That wouldn’t want to know. Get to help people from doing offal things. Me and my Husband we blessed as we hear of other stories of different Godly Charities that help people and kids less well of than us. We are glad to tithe to help them as well each month. Their stories make us thankful for what God has given us it is a real treasure. We have a roof over our head clothes to wear food on our table and bed to sleep in. Some of people we hear about don’t have these things. We even thank God he wakes us up each day to enjoy another day in his beautiful world. Despite all the bad things that man does that is not saved. We are glad to be saved and have are we home. When we think of those that don’t have the thing we have. That are homeless what we have is real treasure God has given us. To see what the Godly Charities we give to. To see the Children getting fed clean water and going to school. We thank God for that. My Family none of them are saved I pray for their Salvation. Especially my 83 year old Dad’s. If they knew we tithe to them. As they do God’s work. They think we were mad. But we know we are blessing them on to God. God will bless us one day. If not this side of earth in Glory for helping them less well of than us. But God will always make sure we have enough to pay our bills. That is all we want and we are so blessed and I am thankful I can pray for you all incourage too. Love today’s reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland xx

  5. Tyra,

    I love your enthusiasm for the Lord. As age creeps up on me I find myself wanting less of this world & more of God. Like the song says “and the things of Earth will grow strangely dim” they have for me. I spend about 2-3 hrs. each Friday helping out Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry doing anything from handing out food boxes, putting meals together, doing dishes-whatever needs to be done to help the poor in our county. Also spent last Saturday (4/6) at a local grocery store asking for food for our pantry & also buying some myself. Doing things like that make me feel good.

    My church sponsors Recovery Soldiers, Christian addiction program. I buy needed items for them plus help with meals once a month by either making something or buying needed items. It is so great to witness God working in the lives of these men. Some have become preachers. I live my life by this John Wesley quote:
    “Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can,
    At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”

    Blessings 🙂

    • Beth, I love your heart to serve. I would have to agree, the older I get the more I seek first the Kingdom of God. It really is the best and greatest treasure.

  6. Oh my goodness I love hearing stories of life change. In this busy season of my life I try to share as much as possible, which seems like a drop in the water compared to others, but I know even the smallest drop makes a difference. I love Virtue and everything our church is doing and I am so glad God called your family here. I’ve grown so much over the years and I am excited for what else is to come.

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