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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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Have you ever felt Holy Spirit nudge you to take a different direction than the way you’ve been heading? I have two vocational callings: a nurse and a writer. Nursing is meaningful to me because I get to be Jesus’s brand of love to patients. But, working 40 hours a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2020 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello Fellow Encouragers! Are you thinking what I'm thinking? December – so soon! Oh, my. A wonderful season. A stressful season. So, I'll put this question out there. Are you making space for Jesus? Oh yeah, Jesus. Sometimes, He gets lost in all the hub-bub. I wasn’t raised on Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello Encouragers! For November, I have the privilege of being the guest post at Messy Marriage: Real, Raw, Redemptive. Beth Steffaniak is the author of Messy Marriage as well as a counselor, Life Coach, and pastor’s wife. Beth is witty, smart, and gets real about her own struggles in marriage... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello Encouragers, It’s October, a time to plant bulbs of encouragement in your heart and those around you that will bloom at their intended time. It’s so glorious when the Spirit brings forth to our mind an encouragement from the past such as when a friend’s comforting words rises from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
Welcome, Dear Encouragers! This month I'm changing things a bit to provide a smorgasbord of tidbits to encourage you through the month of September. Inside this post, you'll find: Encouragement To Go What Does A "Heart Encouraged" Look Like? Spiritual Warfare - Are You Ready? Book Review - Wonderstruck News... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello Encouragers! I’m so thankful you’re pausing to take sip of refreshing encouragement. Today, we’re exploring the concept of God’s working power. Let’s discover what it does in us. God’s Power at Work Demonstrative. Eruptive. Fierce. Unmatched. This is God’s power. The stroke of God’s hand creates, subdues, destroys, or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
Sin is an offence. A deep, jagged woundedness. Afflicted are the offender and offended. What restores the innocence? What mends the damaged? The cleansing, healing power of forgiveness. That’s not all. There’s grace. God’s grace. Grace that restores and wholly reunites. But beware the prevailing lie— “Sin isolates you from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! I’m so excited you’ve popped in to discover three ways to refresh your private time with Jesus. Any time we engage in a daily practice there’s the potential for it to become routine, familiar, and even boring. Private time, meditation, or prayer with Jesus is not immune.... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
Greetings Friends! A few months ago I heard the word awe briefly referenced in a sermon. By the time I left the church service, the Holy Spirit tattooed that word on my heart and mind in gigantic capital letters. AWE. I needed to find out more. I commenced an investigation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello Everyone! What is it you need most in the midst of your busy, hectic day? Endurance? Perseverance? Courage? Could it be a power prayer? Words have power. The Word of God is power. Praying God's Word helps you... without boundaries. ...incapacitate the enemy. ...scatter fears. anxiety. ...activate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and welcome dear friends! I propose that all of us have a hope story. The root of our hope story is the expectation of Christ’s fulfillment of his promised salvation. This story is filled with anticipation of life with God, our Father. Being reunited with Him, living in His... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Hearts Encouraged
You posses the intangible gifts. Souls are yearning for peace and compassion. You can offer these because the Holy Spirit lives in you! Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Elizabeth and Mary had a personal and profound encounter with the Lord. An event not easily shareable or believable. That it was possible for these women to come face to face and share their stories must have been marvelous, reassuring, and encouraging. These Spirit-bearing women were a gift to the other. Can you be a gift? The Spirit within you activates the gifts God’s deposited in you. You, beloved, are the conduit. You are the gift! Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! I can't believe Thanksgiving Day is approaching next month. That came around fast, don't you think? The holiday always prompts me to wonder if I've expressed enough thanks during the rest of the year. Have I expressed it enough to my family, my friends, and to God?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! May you find encouragement and blessings in this post. One Saturday morning, sweet chirps outside my window acted like an alarm and a trigger. Barely awake, my mental To Do List began streaming: Head to the writing desk no later than 8 am. Finish the current blog... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome Everyone! This month I have the privilege of introducing you to my friend and fellow writer, Leslie Newman. Leslie has a wonderful blog titled Journey to Imperfect. It so happens she is a recovering perfectionist like me! Leslie has a passion for helping us see that we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! To set the scene for this topic on boundaries, my focus is on the verse found in Luke 7:39. From the New Living Translation, it reads: When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “if this man [Jesus] were a prophet, he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Have you ever watched someone enthusiastically take a hold of a project or idea and start infusing it with their special talent? I find it very motivating because you can just see the energy bursting forth from their being as they accept the challenge. Do you agree? You may even... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Hi and Welcome Friends! Today's post is a supplement to "The Gift of Praise" post I sent on May 13th. In that post, I encouraged everyone to create a Praise Prayer and provided a simple format guide to get you started. Today, I am sharing my Praise Prayer to God... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Have you ever thought you knew the definition of a word only to find out that you didn’t really know it at all? I have to laugh at myself because I know I’ve used words improperly only to discover this later on my own. No one corrected me at the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Originally broadcast as a Facebook Live Event on April 15, 2018 @TerriHutchinsonAuthor page (Hearts Encouraged). This post includes the dialogue as well as Self-Encouragement Tips found at the end of this post. Hello and Welcome to Heart Lift! Today, I’m bringing you a Heart Lift to encourage, inspire, fortify, refresh... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Hello and Welcome! I am excitedly anticipating the beauty of spring and can't wait to explore all the newness that comes with this season. This post encourages you to let yourself be captivated with the nuances and details of life as it presents itself to you. Enjoy! Can you remember... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
Don’t you just hate it when you lose something? It’s even worse when you lose it a second time. I had peace, then it left me or I lost it. All I know is that my search for peace left me stressed out. You can’t experience peace if you’re pressuring... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Hearts Encouraged
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