Encouraging Words

Read Jude 1:1-2 Thought for the Day: As Christians, we are here to bless others! How often do we take time to consider the impact our words have on others? In our ME-first society, it is countercultural to start with kindness and empathy. Too often, we can...

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 Jonah 3 Thought for the Day: God is patient! In the ancient world, there was a basic principle: Rome was brutal, Babylon was more brutal, and Assyria was the MOST brutal. If any nation deserved immediate judgment, everyone thought it was Assyria. However, that is not...

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...