Encouraging Words

Read Colossians 3:16 Thought for the Day: Christians can coexist without compromise! When I was away at college I had the opportunity to sing in a choir that shared rehearsal space with a rock band. Frequently, our rehearsal times ran into each other and the members of...

“The Right Glue” Read Colossians 3:12-14 Thought for the Day: Love holds us together! When many look back on their time in middle school, they often remember what can only be described as an awkward time in life. But, even if the experience of going through those...

Hidden Read Colossians 3:3-4 Thought for the Day: We live during an “in-between” time! A farmer spent his career knowing that lightning could strike at any point. Living in a wide-open valley, his friends questioned why he was so unafraid of lightning striking and burning down his barn....

Read Colossians 3:1-2 Thought for the Day: Set your mind on the things above! Our dog Elsa is typically good about eating her food and not being picky. After having had a number of dogs over the course of my life, I am pretty amazed at how...

Read Luke 9:23-25 Thought for the Day: Jesus is the answer! It is easy to become preoccupied with concerns like “I don’t have enough” (FEAR), “I haven’t done enough” (GUILT), or “I’m not good enough” (SHAME). With all three of these, there is one common denominator: “I…”...

Read Matthew 11:25-30 Thought for the Day: Jesus invites me to bring my problems to Him! In the First Century, work animals were fitted with yokes. These were large wooden beams that allowed an animal to pull a heavy cart. As you may imagine, the life of...

Read Luke 24:1-12 Thought for the Day: I will say no to “the lie”! In our family, there is only one sport and that sport is basketball. This year, David has been telling me that the Celtics need to trade “everyone but Tatum” for Karl-Anthony Towns (the...

Read Luke 24:1-12 Thought for the Day: Only Jesus is good enough! It is easy to look around at others and start to believe we aren’t good enough and need to do more. Spend a few minutes on any social media platform and you will find yourself...