Posts Tagged ‘encouragement’

A bit of Pinterest inspiration

Found on Pinterest

I came across this little gem tonight – Pinterest. It is a place where you can ‘pin’ things that you love.  A way to store your collections of favourite little images that may inspire, teach, communicate, or whatever it is you fancy all in one tidy space.  Some people have Pin Boards for:

  • party planning
  • bucket list
  • quotations
  • cooking inspiration
  • travel
  • home design
  • projects
  • fashion
  • colour collections
  • photography
  • clever ideas
  • ……
All Pinterest accounts are public and you can wander through peoples boards and discover loads of cool things.  If you like something you can comment, pin it to one of your own boards, like it, or click on it and be taken to its original source.  It is a great way to see into a persons personality and interests. I have been playing around with my own pinterest collection…and I must say, it is rather addictive collecting beautiful things.
Here are some beaut quotes I found on a few pin boards –
I love the following poster because it is so very, very true!

Be Patient; It’ll Happen in God’s Time!

I was at work when a friend handed me a piece of paper she had ripped out of her magazine. She said she had been reading this particular article and thought of me and all the things my hubby and I had been going through (read about it here).  It is a fantastic source of encouragement for whatever anyone is going through:

Lake Mystic by Tad Cholinski

‘Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.’ – Psalm 37:7

‘Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart’ (Ps 37:4). But usually He makes you wait. Dennis Wholey says: ‘Waiting is an art…if you can wait two years, you can achieve something you could not achieve today however hard you worked, however much money you threw at it, however many times you banged your head against the wall. ‘There are things you can’t have today as you will be able to have them in the future. So it doesn’t make sense to drive yourself crazy and put your life on hold struggling to accomplish something now, that’ll be easy when the time is right.

James says, ‘But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing’ (Jas 1:4). God allows certain things to take place in our lives to teach us important principles like:

(a) developing new skills

(b) showing grace and controlling our responses

(c) maintaining our faith when times get tough

Paul writes: ‘Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering’ (Col 3:12); and ‘rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer’ (Ro 12:12). When you spend time in God’s waiting room, He’s developing qualities in you that simply can’t be developed any other way. When He’s finished, you’ll come out stronger and wiser. And you’ll have the maturity to handle what He has in mind for you. ‘Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him’ (Ps 37:7).


It can be the simplest thing that makes the hugest impact.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”

Wish I had an actual camera, other than my dodgy iPhone to capture this beautiful rose.

Today I was having a bit of a blah day, everyone has had one at some stage.  Unexpectedly at lunch a high school student walks into my classroom and hands me a beautiful stemmed rose from her garden.  They were handing some out today at school. It was so beautiful!  I asked her what the rose was for, and she replied with “just because!  For being a great teacher.”  Encouragement.  From a lousy day to a big smile on my face and an extra lift in my spirit.  The fragrance from the rose wafted around me as I worked at my desk.  Every now and then I would stop what I was doing and pick up that rose to have a deep lung-filled smell.  It would immediately bring my focus to God and all the beautiful things he has made for us to take pleasure in.  So delicate.

So, thank you to that student who really touched my heart and turned my day around.