Pear tree lane Farmhouse

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.


~Oh! to be an Encourager~

Written by Sue, Sunday, February, 2, 2020   cold, sunny, 50's perfect day a walk.

~image from internet~
~The Fruits of Encouragement~

In the New Testament Barnabas was known as an encourager,  an example of this was when Paul, and Barnabas took John Mark on a missionary trip, John Mark left them for some unknown reason, later on  Paul decided  that he and Barnabas would check on the new converts, Barnabas wanted to take John Mark but Paul said not to take John Mark, this cause contentions between the two so they parted ways. However  Barnabas saw potential in Mark and took and mentored him, encouraging him in his walk with the Lord. You can read about this in Acts 15:34-41

What if both Paul and Barnabas  had written John Mark off , we might not have the gospel of Mark today! As I was reading this devotion , I asked myself if I was an encourager, if so what fruits have come to fruition.
 We all need encouragement, life kicks pretty hard from time to time, it could be by simply giving a hug, a written note/letter, a monetary gift, just taking the time to tell someone of what a great job they are doing!

Dear Friends,
          May I encourage you to continue in all of your endeavors, especially here in blogland, many times when I was discouraged, and opened my computer to blogland, read a post that just lifted my spirits, and brought me so much encouragement. There is something about sharing with one another that lets us all know that we are not alone in this journey called "life"!

I enjoy seeing how you love and care for your family and friends, sharing your faith, how you decorate your homes, the recipes you share, and of the many talents and gifts you have been given by our heavenly Father. But most of all the encouragement you give to one another here in blogland, especially to me.



Ginny Hartzler said...

This is so very important!!! Our words can have a huge effect on others.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh this was wonderful...and then I found your most encouraging note on my blog today too. I love that you say what you mean and mean what you say and do what you say also! I love the story of Barnabas. I try to be an encourager as often as I can and am very thankful for this wonderful blogland where we can encourage people we never even met before, and vice versa! It has been a huge blessing for me over the years, and I love the wonderful friends we meet here day after day, etc. Thank you for becoming one of my newest friends! What a blessing!!! Have a beautiful SONday!!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
What a sweet and encouraging post. I feel the same way about blogging,
and have truly been blessed by Sweet bloggers like yourself these almost
11 yrs. Thanks for your words of encouragement to all of us bloggers,
it was a great reminder!
Hope hubby is doing well.
Love and Blessings

and I defintitely enjoy your wise and encouraging words as well.

CHERI said...

What a lovely post. I try hard to especially encourage my two years to come I hope they always remember that:) It is so important for us to be kind and to encourage others especially when they may be down or depressed. How much better the world would be if we could all just care about each other. Thanks for your beautiful words.

Vee said...

I think you are a wonderful encourager. Just ask your Beloved!

Pam Richardson said...

Sue, I have always loved the story of Barnabas and his encouragement recorded in scripture. You have the gift of encouragement and I appreciate all of your kind and encouraging remarks you leave on my blog. Sometimes, it may seem like a small gesture, but could possibly be exactly what someone needed.

Barbara said...

Thank you for the reminder of how we can encourage others with our blogs. Sometimes I wonder if I am indulging in frivolity with my blogging, but I do enjoy it so much. I like to think what I do is of help to people, if nothing more than to give them some clean reading on social media.

You have been an encourager to me today. Thank you!

Lorrie said...

This post is an encouragement to me! Thank you!

Theresa said...

We all need encouragement and need to encourage others! Thank you for this post! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Edna B said...

I've enjoyed this post. I always try to encourage others. My blog has been such a blessing to me all these years. I've met so many wonderful folks through it. I love the picture of the children praying together. It reminds me of the days when I was a Sunday school teacher. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

ellen b. said...

Encouragers are priceless and encouragement is so good. Thanks for the reminder Sue.

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