Encouraging Words

John 12:12 "The great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet Him!" On September 28, 1960 Ted Williams played his final game as a member of the Red Sox. At...

Matthew 22:37 "Love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind." Years ago, I learned about the Five Love Languages and my understanding of giving and receiving love changed for the better. I no longer needed to wonder why I would...

Genesis 17:17 Abraham fell on his face and laughed.  Abraham fell on his face and laughed. He and Sarah felt “their time” was passed. They looked at their lives and Abraham was 100 years old while Sarah was in her 90’s. Their lifetime dream was to start a family so...

Genesis 17:15 You shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.  I once went to a conference in which I had purchased my ticket on-line. I filled out my registration according to my legal name, “David S. Cushing”. You see, Stanley is my middle name. My...

Genesis 17:7 I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. Over 4,000 years ago, Abraham and Sarah learned that God’s family goes from...

Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to him.  I once almost missed a train leaving North Station. It was the last train of the evening going to Lowell (where we lived at the time). I still remember the sheer terror I felt as I...

Ephesians 6:12 Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. An article in Psychology Today said that, “Changing behavior is one of...

Genesis 15:6 Abram trusted the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness. We’ve all been there. We know that doing it our way doesn’t work, but we still exert our will and find ourselves frustrated once again. Our intentions always seem to be good, but for some...

Genesis 14:22 I have lifted my hand to the LORD, God Most High.  Melchizedek was the King of Salem and Priest of the LORD, God Most High. When Abram encountered him, Abram had just rescued his nephew Lot. The temptation was for Abram to make a deal with the...

Genesis 14:12 They captured Lot, Abram’s nephew who lived in Sodom, and carried off everything he owned.  When we think of Lot, we should think of three words: Not My Problem! The Bible teaches that Lot was drawn to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Had he been...