Private: Encouraging Words

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 Colossians 3:12-17 Thought for the Day: God does a lot with my little when I am 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...

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...

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...