Encouraging Words

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...

Read  Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Thought for the Day: Love is a choice! When I stand before couples at weddings, I remind them that love is the most misunderstood word in society. In English, we only have one word for ‘love’ despite many different forms. While the Greeks have...

Verse of the Day: Matthew 5:16 Over the course of my time serving as a pastor, I have often taken the time to meet with church members and ask the following question: “Who is the Christian who had the greatest impact on you?” After years of...

Verse of the Day: James 3:17 In the Epistle of James, we are told to let go of advice rooted in bitterness and selfish ambition. Whether an idea comes from ourselves or someone else, anything that is not gentle and sincere is simply not Godly wisdom....

Read  Mark 6:30-34 Thought for the Day: Jesus shows us what it means to lead. When I was growing up in the mid-90s, my friends and I loved the children’s movie The Mighty Ducks. As a child, I enjoyed the slapstick humor and underdog story. I only...

Read Hebrews 12:14 Thought for the Day: Strive for peace with others and holiness with God! When we were children, life was relatively simple: we did our chores or we lost privileges. We completed our homework or stayed home when our other friends went out. Moving past...