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I am a Christian, writer, and RN who encourages women.
Interests: I love to be in nature listening and looking at the beauty within God's creation because it inspires my writing and speaking; biking; reading; mixed media art.
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Another Saturday and another trip by me and my husband to the Lowe’s in Columbus, Ohio. These frequent trips were happening because we were the proud owners of a lot in South Carolina. A lot begs for a house to be built and we took the challenge. We weren’t novices... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
If you’re like me during the month of December you gather with friends and family and, inevitably, get to reminiscing about holidays past or just about anything else. Sometimes, we end up laughing so hard our stomachs hurt. Those are good times! And, there are other memories that are more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Welcome and Hello! For November, our encouragement focus is on gratitude. These Gratitude Notes are meant to encourage you to dwell in a continual state of gratitude. May your gratitude shine forth in any and all circumstances. Blessings, Terri Have you ever met a person with such a warm, deep... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! Today's post is brimming with tip points and action steps to encourage you journey on your faith walk. Last month was the blog's birthday and if you haven't yet received your birthday gift for being a subscriber, just go to the October link under Archives in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! I’m excited to tell you that the Hearts Encouraged Blog is one year old this month! Big deal, right? It is for you! When there’s a birthday, there’s usually presents. What better way to celebrate this birthday than with a free book for you, my subscribers. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Fall is here! It’s all about pumpkins, cricket symphonies, and squirrels preparing for that other season. What do you enjoy about the fall season? God’s creative splendor is extravagantly displayed this time of year and it’s the reason people travel to enjoy the change of the leaves. I suppose if... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! Today's post is at the request of my dear friend, Coleen, who asked me to write on the Lord’s Prayer. I say this prayer each Sunday and it’s one of the special times in the service where I join my voice with others who believe that God... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and welcome to Rest Moments Part II. This post will provide the action steps on how to incorporate those oh so important rest moments into your day. In Part I I shared the example of Jesus taking himself away from the people and distractions to enter a spiritual rest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
It’s a Saturday afternoon and I’m trying to get out of the house to run errands when my phone buzzes with a new message. I’m tempted to ignore it because I don’t recognize the number but my curiosity goads me and this is what I read, I’m on my way... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! Today I’m starting with a question. What do you create? I certainly hope you didn’t just say to yourself “I can’t create anything” because that would be utterly incorrect. I think you create lots of things but you’re not giving yourself the credit for it. For instance,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! I am so thankful for the privilege of sharing encouragement with you through this blog. Today's post presents a focus on the tremendous courage that we display to others as we live through the difficulties and troubles that manifest in our life. And, this post is a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! In my last post on Meditative Gardens I shared the idea of sacred space as a physical space and as an internal state. Today's post shares in depth why sacred space is an important aspect as you spend time with God. Your comments and thoughts are always... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! I can't wait to share this post because I love nature. I hope you'll discover something new as you read and use it to positively impact your life! Do you know what happens to you when you sit, work, or play in your garden? Healing. Nature’s effect... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello! So thankful for your continued support of Hearts Encouarged. I hope this post on beauty is a blessing to you. You are of such importance to God and I pray your trust and hope in Him flourishes as He reveals his unfailing love and enduring faithfulness to you. Fondly,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Don’t you just love a good quote? You know the kind. It’s a quote that inspires the heart, expresses a lived truth, or one with an insightful revelation. It’s a quote that leaves you pondering and wanting to remember it or turn it into an action or attitude. Today’s post... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! Have you ever thought about encouragement as food for your soul? In this post you'll discover how living encouraged can uplift your spirit and your life. As always I look forward to your comments and hope you'll pass this on to those that might benefit from the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
As one who is afraid of heights, I envy the birds. They fly so freely without fear trusting in the wind and their wings. I have watched the buzzards soar without a flap of their wings for minutes. They’re just a dot in the height of the sky. Slowly they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello! How are you? I ask with sincerity because I pray for you each morning. I know God knows who reads this blog and I seek blessings and peace on your behalf. I know I need as much peace and blessings in my life as God’s willing to give me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello! It is a great privilege to write to you and I hope this blog post peaks your interest in God’s presence. In the Soul Focus we’ll explore the benefits of having a greater awareness of God’s presence. I hope you’ll be encouraged to believe that He is near you.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Being in communication and collaboration with God is the most special part of our relationship with Him. God interacts with you in a very personal and unique way. Intentionally activating the spiritual senses of listening, perceiving, and seeing can enable you to more deeper connect and collaborate with God. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hi Everyone! It’s a new year and it’s going to be filled with incredible encounters between you and God! I’m excited to share this blog post because activating your spiritual senses opens one of the doors to being intentional in your relationship with God. Today’s Soul Focus is an excerpt... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome- My heart earnestly thanks those of you who have subscribed to the blog. You are my encouragers! Quite a few of you have encouraged me right into creating this blog! When you post a comment, I'm encouraged. When you "Like" a post, I'm encouraged. Just like you,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Hearts Encouraged
Soul Focus - When Eyes Meet, Souls Connect How many people do you see? A strange question but an important one. If you were out and about yesterday, did you see the individuals that passed you? Specifically, did your eyes meet theirs? Did you acknowledge their presence in one small... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Hearts Encouraged
Soul Focus - Spiritual Wellness Did you know that spiritual wellness aka spiritual health is considered a dimension of health wholeness? The professional health community (hospitals, cancer centers, hospice organizations) recognizes the significance of spirituality in several ways such as providing holistic trained staff and accessible sanctuaries. Health professionals encourage... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello, Thank you for visiting this blog. November 28 will be the first official post. I'm looking forward to having you as a reader and follower. Please come back and visit. Fondly, Terri Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Hearts Encouraged