Private: Encouraging Words

Read Hebrews 12:1-17 Thought for the Day: I don’t have to worry about anyone else as I am accountable only to Jesus! As a teenager, I ran cross country. While many of my friends began running in middle school, I was a “late bloomer” and didn’t...

Read2 Kings 19:1-19 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 down...

Read  John 20:1-18 Thought for the Day: Do I show up and stay? In the 20th Chapter of John’s Gospel, Mary Magdalene arrived at Jesus’ tomb in the early morning. After she found the tomb empty and stone rolled away, Mary immediately ran to get Peter and...

Read  Isaiah 40:30-31 Thought for the Day: I will stay in my lane. A few years ago, I went to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston to watch a high school senior from Plymouth North compete in the State Indoor 2-mile race. As much as that race...

Read Colossians 3:12-17 Thought for the Day: I can’t control PEOPLE, PLACES, or THINGS but I can follow Jesus! Recently, I was driving through Boston and stopped at a red light. As I waited, a homeless man knocked on my window and held up a sign asking...

Read  Joshua 14:6-15 Thought for the Day: I trust God! Caleb could have lived his whole life as “the other guy”. When Moses sent twelve spies into the Promised Land, Joshua and Caleb returned to Moses ready to lead the charge… but the other ten believed their...

Read  Ephesians 3:20-21 Thought for the Day: Our God is greater than we can imagine! Years ago, I came home after Kindergarten and was excited when I realized my grandparents would be watching me for the afternoon. After getting a snack, I grabbed paper and crayons so...

Read  Philippians 2:3-11 Thought for the Day: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit.” On September 26, 1983, the Soviet Air Defence Forces detected what appeared to be five nuclear missiles headed from the US to the USSR. While Soviet military protocol technically required an immediate nuclear...