Encouraging Words

Read Genesis 12:1-9 Thought for the Day: Our experiences offer a chance to draw closer to God! Thousands of years ago, a man named Abram (we now know him as Abraham, one of the great patriarchs of the Old Testament) learned that faith is a long, slow...

Read Romans 12:1-2 Thought for the Day: With the Holy Spirit, nothing is impossible! I recently realized that I am a “veteran” when it comes to K-12 schooling. While I haven’t taught for 50 years, I did the math and realized that next year will be my...

Read 2 Timothy 4:1-7 Thought for the Day: All earthly things have an end. There have been fewer sports sagas more puzzling than the end of Brett Favre’s career. After retiring from the Green Bay Packers in March 2008, then the New York Jets in February 2009,...

Read James 1:2-4 Thought for the Day: With Jesus, tests and trials strengthen me! There is a profound difference between intellectual knowledge and real-life experience. A potential teacher can read books upon books about educational pedagogy and classroom management. But no amount of reading or lectures is...

Read Luke 6:32-35 Thought for the Day: Stop overthinking it - Jesus teaches acceptance! I grew up in a part of the country where the temperature would climb to 0°F on a warm winter day. Growing up in North Dakota, I learned the importance of neighbors. For...

Read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Thought for the Day:Christians are strongest together! Going into a new NBA season in October 2007, there were a lot of questions about the new “Big 3” which consisted of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett. Each player had previously attempted to carry...