Encouraging Words

Read Luke 12:22-34 Thought for the Day: Seek first the kingdom of God! It has often been noted that you can understand a person’s priorities by watching where they invest their time and money. If I say “I love playing basketball” but the hoop in my driveway...

Read Romans 15:1-7 Thought for the Day: Jesus came not to be served, but to serve! Almost fifteen years ago, we (Pastors Stan and David) coached a little league team together. After our first game, it was clear: our team had the four best players in the...

Read 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Thought for the Day: I am asked to be a faithful steward of Jesus! Of all the characters in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, none offers a stronger example of how not to live than the tragic Denethor, Steward of Gondor. Instead...

Thought for the Day: Today, I choose to worship God. Have you ever sung a hymn or praise song and wondered, “what’s the point?” In the mid-19th Century, a little boy named Elisha Hoffman loved music but his family couldn’t afford formal lessons. However, they gathered...

Read Revelation 2:1-5 Thought for the Day: Jesus is my first love! Take a moment to think back to what it was like at first. Before things got complicated and life got in the way, what was it like at first with your (fill in the blank)?...

Read 1 John 1:5-10 Thought for the Day: I’m not perfect and I need Jesus! A few weeks ago, I decided to make a smoothie and split it with my daughter. After rummaging through my fridge, I found an apple, a few strawberries, and some frozen blueberries....

Read Psalm 118 Thought for the Day: When I wake up, I see that today is a gift! In all of literature and film, there is no greater ending than Ebeneezer Scrooge’s Christmas morning experience in A Christmas Carol. While Scrooge had previously lived his life trapped...