Encouraging Words

Read 2 Kings 19:1-7 Thought for the Day: Sometimes we need to quit making deals! When Hezekiah was twenty-five years old, he entered the family business - he was the king of Judah. However, unlike those who went before him, Hezekiah was obedient to God. He tore...

Read  Hebrews 11:5-6 Thought for the Day: The best legacy is one of faith. Tim O’Brien is now known as the greatest American Vietnam War author. But, before his writing career, he was just one of the millions of young men who came home looking for purpose...

Read Matthew 18:23-35 Thought for the Day: Faith and forgiveness are meant to be lived out! Few characters provide a better case for forgiveness than Inspector Javert from Les Miserables, a man who struggled for his entire life because he never learned to forgive. After catching Jean...

Read  2 Samuel 15:13-22 Thought for the Day: God is in control!  When we face difficult times, it is easy to ask the wrong questions. Whether we deal with disappointment or betrayal, we can begin wondering: “Why me? Why would God let this happen? What did I...

Read 2 Chronicles 34:1-21 Thought for the Day: No matter what others do, I can live faithfully. It seemed like Josiah had been set up to fail from the start. Both his father (Amon) and grandfather (Manasseh) had ruled as King of Judah - but each of...

Read  1 Peter 5:6-11 Thought for the Day: My rightful place is serving God. Of all the characters in the various Star Trek series, no one is more of a servant than the great William Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation. A brave leader and clever...

Read Colossians 3:12-17 Thought for the Day:God asks me to be compassionate! In the middle of my 3rd Grade year, my parents moved to the small town of Wyndmere, North Dakota. With a population of 492, my elementary school rarely got new students and never in the...

Read Galatians 3:23-29 Thought for the Day: Jesus unites us. In his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis introduces us to a boy named Arthur who unsuccessfully tried to befriend both him and his brother. But, everything changed when Arthur became so ill he couldn’t get out...

Read  Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Thought for the Day: God wants us to ask for help! Consider the greatest heroes from film, literature, or even TV. While heroes come in all shapes and sizes, the truly great ones all have one thing in common: a willingness to ask for...