Encouraging Words

Read Psalm 51:16-17 Thought for the Day:God is my “safe spot”! Throughout human history, there has been a general understanding that groups need a “safe spot” to go to in times of trouble. In feudal times, lords would fortify their residences and call them castles. When the...

Read Joshua 1:1-9 Thought for the Day: God knows I can be strong and courageous! Can you imagine having to fill Moses’ shoes? As far as leaders go, he certainly left his mark after leading the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt, bringing the 10 Commandments to...

Read 2 Timothy 2:1-4 Thought for the Day: Our strength is in Jesus (not anything or anyone else)! While the situations and circumstances we go through can seem “unprecedented”, they aren’t. Christians have faced difficulties ever since a group of people decided to wrongly arrest and execute...

Read Hebrews 11 Thought for the Day:I serve the God of the Comeback! Samson was born in a complicated time in the history of Ancient Israel. He served as the final judge before the reign of King Saul. During this period, the Israelites were in constant conflict...

Read 2 Kings 18:1-8 Thought for the Day: No matter what others did before me, I hold fast to God! Hezekiah became the King of Judah when he was only 25 years old. Despite his youth, Hezekiah began his rule by making a wise decision. Rather than...

Read Luke 5:27-32 Thought for the Day: When I repent, God will redeem my mistakes! Levi was scorned and labeled a traitor among his people. Living under the crushing occupation of Rome, a majority of the Jewish people longed for freedom and a return to their old...

Read Luke 15:11-24 Thought for the Day: Repentance includes letting go of expectations! Unwilling to wait until it was time to receive his inheritance, the Prodigal Son wanted his share… and he wanted it now! But, after searching the world for happiness (and finding none), he ended...

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...