Private: Encouraging Words

Read: Hebrews 4:14-16 Thought for the Day: Who do I turn to for help? The idea of going back to school has been both exciting and terrifying for me. Although I have always done fine in school, I have never been what anyone would call a ‘great...

Read Ecclesiastes 7:1-13 Thought for the Day: Embrace today, knowing God promises a bright future! Have you ever found yourself longing for a return to the good old days? Psychologists have a name for this. They call it rosy retrospection. It’s the judgment of past events as...

Read Luke 24:13-35 Thought for the Day: All relationships change us. As a teenager, I started an underground newspaper with my friend Dave. As co-authors of Gathered Moss (a play on Rolling Stone Magazine), we accomplished our goal of outselling the school newspaper. But like most high...

Read John 2:1-22 Thought for the Day: Jesus loves us! In the second chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus attended a wedding celebration with His mother and the disciples. Some time into the ceremony, the wine ran out and his mother responded to this in a curious way....

Read John 2:1-22 Thought for the Day: Jesus loves us! In the second chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus attended a wedding celebration with His mother and the disciples. Some time into the ceremony, the wine ran out and his mother responded to this in a curious way....

Read 1 Samuel 17:48-58 Thought for the Day: Nothing is impossible with God. Like many of my generation, the song “The Impossible Dream” has always been a favorite. A number of years ago, Regina and I were given tickets to see Man of LaMancha at a local...

Read 1 Samuel 17:25-47 Thought for the Day: Humility makes all the difference. The concept of ‘hero’ tends to be pretty loosely defined. As we meet various heroes encountered through both literature and history, we find ourselves wondering what a hero really is. What does it mean...

Read 1 Samuel 17:1-24 Thought for the Day: It’s time to slow down. Today, Americans have become aware of our heightened level of collective anxiety. Whether the root cause is the usage of smartphones, social media, constant access to entertainment, or something else entirely is a question...