Tammy Strait
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An encourager, contemplator and deeply soulful spirit, Tammy writes candidly on her blog about the common struggles that bond us together as women, and how we can boldly design unhindered lives.

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  1. So many of us have been broken by life, and redeemed by Light. We hope in Him and He will never forsake us. Let your light shine, and His strength carry you through it all!

  2. Help me to be a lighthouse, even when the world’s report of spreading cancer tugs at me. Through it all I want to honor YOU, not my flesh.

  3. So beautifully written, Tammy. So much redeeming hope-filled truth right here that I needed to remember:

    It’s a leap of faith when we accept that what we do not see is greater than what is happening to us. Holding out hope that what we cannot know is better than what we had planned. For the darkness threatens to swallow us whole. It lures us to silence when our heart needs to speak. It tempts us to act when we need only be still. Faith tells us that in the midst of our darkness He is still bearing light.

    Thank you so much for being a lighthouse here today.

  4. Thank you Tammy for your words of encouragement. You have touch my heart and given me strength to not give up as I wait in quiet hope on God. God always know when to send help at my time of need. Thank You Father. You are good. In Jesus’ name.
    Love and blessings!

  5. Thank you. Feel like I am being swallowed whole by the darkness at the minute. Please pray God will guide me.

  6. Once again Tammy you spoke and wrote the words that speak to my heart and soul. Thank you for being a lighthouse.

  7. This was poignant and beautiful. I have two friends like that. Just one look. And we know each other. Eyes that see our hearts. That scripture is my favorite verse in the Bible. Thank you for this post.

  8. So visually beautifully written. Truths that we can hang on to. Some of my favorite verses.
    May you be blessed as you bless others.

  9. Thanks so much Tammy. I am so encouraged by this devotion. Jesus loves all the time!! I love to feel His arms wrapped around me too. He always sends me help in my time of need!! He has blessed me with brothers and sisters in Christ in this new church I started going to just about over a year ago since I had a job relocation. I m not a member of the church and I m being treated as one. They are here for me since my family lives in other states. I m FOREVER grateful to God for these beautiful people of God taking time out to drive me to the hospital wait for me do things for me really help me out. I m truly blessed for all of their prayers for me too. I love yoi Jesus. Thanks so much Tammy for today. To God be all the Glory.

    • Mmmmmm, you’re welcome Angela. Thank you for being here. For writing to me. I love how God is in the details of our lives. How He shows up, brings together and binds us to one another. The intimate details only He can know, and give. I’m thankful you have found a family in your church. We are the church, whether we are a member or a visitor, the body is us. I’m so happy you have found a place where you are loved and cared for. To God be all the glory, amen. xo

  10. This is one of the most beautiful posts I’ve ever read here on (in)courage. I would read a sentence and think, “oooo…that’s good.” And then I’d read another and think, “ooooOOOO…so true.” This statement stands out for me: “The path of the faithful is not for the faint of heart. It is not for those who easily grow weary. For we who are alive are continually given over to death so that we might reveal His life at work in us.”

    We all have a story…thank you for sharing part of yours.

  11. The first thing in the morning when I get up this time of year — I turn on our Christmas tree lights. The other day I just couldn’t. My mind was so filled with the darkness of a crisis our family is going through I just didn’t want those lights on. Thank you for your reminder of whose light lights my heart — even in these incredibly difficult times. God bless!

    • Mmmmmm, this is tender to me. Prayers for you Becky, and your family, and the crisis you are facing. May you continue to find God in the darkness, lighting the way. I pray you find the courage to stand in the power of His strength and find His peace in the storm. xo

  12. Tammy,

    I want to be a lighthouse to help others going through trials. This whole year has been one trial after another. But through it all God has been there and sustained me. He has shown me his love and mercy.

    Have a blessed Christmas!