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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She formerly owned a Social Marketing & Business Coaching company, and is now passionate about guiding you to your promised land. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm. Follow...

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  1. Thank you for that encouragement this morning! Many people in my life fail to notice things. I have recently had a conversation with my 12 year old daughter about noticing what her friends like and don’t like from school. That is how you can bless them with a special gift or fill-in-the-blank. It makes them feel important and that you actually care. I like to notice food items that people can or cannot eat, it is difficult when you are not able to eat all food given to you due to health issues. How fitting that Jesus did notice…so many times in scripture. Thank you for the remainder to notice God in our every day. By doing this, we praise and honour Him!!
    Praise God for His unfailing love and mercy toward us. God bless your day and your ministry!

  2. Stephanie,
    One of the “blessings” of this pandemic is it has slowed me down and I am noticing things more. This spring, I spent a lot of time walking in my yard and garden areas. I took pictures of all the different flowers and plants and really took notice of their intricacies. I paused long enough to really take it in. I find I’m more cognisant of people’s body language and can assess if they are doing okay or are really struggling. I’ve always been an observant person, but this season has sharpened my senses. So true it all starts with noticing God and then His love is able to flow through us to others.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  3. This is absolutely beautiful! I needed to hear this today! Thank you so much! I love these blogs and website!
    Have a blessed day!

  4. Through the eyes of a child i still see His grace and opportunities to Praise Him. This morning i heard forgive as He forgave with grace. I recall a paraphrase from Helen Keller. It is not what we can see it is the gift of faith rejpicing in the gifts we do not see. God bless you and thank you all for your words.

  5. This writing reminds me of what “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp wrote. I finished reading it last night. She realized it was good be with God in what ever she’s doing during the day at home or out and about. He’s always with us and I need to keep that in mind through the day, as I am home now instead of working. I don’t always have him in mind but I know Him and thank him for things I see that I enjoy. Like a rainbow in the sky after rain driving home from shopping, birds on my bird feeder, cute squirrels, a house to live in with my husband, finally empty nesters. Little things mean a lot to Him. Big things like me not breaking any bones in an injury I had this year. A struggle thru it, body wise. But I made it thru the hard time with Him helping me thru it. God is good. All the time.
    Thanks for sharing your story.

  6. Thank you. I have learned to slow down, take a breath and look not only for the beauty in all things but sometimes the ugly things give me pause and help me learn and breathe too.

  7. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with others. I am so glad to know how important it is to be alert and watchful every day for signs of God’s Grace and Tender Mercies. You are right, maybe this will help Christ followers help others who need encouragement.

    Yes, I need the Holy Spirit to guide me every day and to remind me of God’s love for me and how He has a plan for my life. I am on a journey to find out what God wants me to do, day by day and this will help me in my future.

    Thank You Lord for taking care of me.

  8. What a beautiful expression of God’s love and compassion for us! Thank you for sharing your perspective with us. I felt especially touched by your examples of Jesus’ healing ministry of love and mercy to the needy and downtrodden. Makes me think how much we need to do the same.

  9. Stephanie,

    This pandemic while bad has some good side effects. It has slowed us all down long enough to “smell the roses”. No more rushing around from one activity to the next. We have time to sit & ponder on the goodness of God. It has introduced me to new friends (members of in-laws church) & allowed me to assist in their ministries. I’ve gotten to really enjoy looking outside my window & watching the animals move about. This world moves at such break neck speed that no one has time to just sit, know & really think about God. Now we have the time to reflect on life & truly praise God for ALL He’s done & given us.

    Blessings 🙂

  10. Wow wow wow, this has blown my mind. A noticing God scavenger hunt. My first thoughts were to ouryouth group and how could we introdce this concept to them, however I was thinking small, thinkingabout nature and the way God shows himself through its awesomeness, I am privilalaged to live in a beautiful part of the world and have spend covid-times sharing that with others through 10 second videos on instagram(@anna.puddles). Then I read your bit about Jesus noticing people, oh how awesome and actually do-able most of that is, we can do this “And Jesus noticed when the Spirit directed Him to wait, to go, and to stay. And by His noticing, Jesus remembered why He had been sent.” This part seams to be another level to me, thank you for writing this I was about to put my laptop down and get on with other things, when I kept getting drawn to open the email with this post in it. So glad I did. Years ago a “popular girl” after chatting to my husband (a youth worker) decided tolook around the playground at school and find the person on thier own and befriend them…..(long story short) a year later there were about 20 more young people in thier youth club. The girl said most of her popular firiends disowned her but her new friends were so much better and more real, so she didn’t regret it at all. Your post reminded me of that and challenged me anew,. Thank you