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ENCOURAGING WORDS

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In her book Calm My Anxious Heart, Linda Dillow tells about a young bride who married a Marine, thinking that living in foreign countries and traveling the globe would be…
There’s an old proverb that goes, “He who answers before listening—that is his folly and shame.” Yet, how many of us do just that! When people are talking to us,…
You’re confronted with a crucial decision and you don’t know which way to go. You search your Bible—you pray—you look for God’s direction but you can’t seem to find an…
You’ve probably heard the saying, “People don’t care how much you know--until they know how much you care.” It’s true, isn’t it. Let’s say that I have a problem with…
In his painting "The Helping Hand," French artist Emile Renouf portrays an old fisherman seated in his rowboat with a little girl next to him. Both the old man and…
Jan Johnson says for a long period of time she was plagued by what she calls “the committee that lives in my head.” She said there were four people on…
Before we began eating our meal together, my Dad bowed his head.  I can still hear his deep voice as he prayed, For things we like to eat, Thy loving…
Some of us cope well with change, and some of us don’t. For some people a move is an exciting challenge; they can hardly wait to see what is around…
When my husband does a seminar called “Ten Commandments for Parents of Teens,” I have often heard him say that what your teens want and what you, their parents, want…
Our oldest grandson was just a toddler when that evening our daughter called him to come to the table for dinner. She was taken aback when she heard him say,…
Is your life right now a “bed of roses” free of all problems?  “Are you kidding?” I can hear you say. “Right now I can’t even remember what a rose…
I used to wonder how much I should compliment my kids as they were growing up. After all, I didn’t want them to get the big-head and think they’re better…
In her book The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp tells about the time her daughter Shalom came to her, paper heart in one hand and a roll of clear tape in…
If you are between the ages of 22 and 37, society has labeled you a millennial. Do you hate being called that? I understand your feelings. “Business Insider” says that…
Many times in the Bible, God calls Himself the “God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” I can understand why He called Himself the God…
Near the end of her book The Broken Way, author Ann Voskamp leaves her readers with a challenging thought in just two words:  live given.[1] She encourages us to change…
Her baby was just two weeks old when missionary doctor Margaret Brand received a note from Dr. Carol Jameson, director of the Vellore, India hospital. “Dear Margaret, We don’t wish…
There’s a verse in Psalm 37 that says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (NKJV). “Feed on His faithfulness!” I…
I wouldn’t want you to read or listen to Encouraging Words and not know how to be sure you’re going to heaven when you die. It’s just too important a…
Mephibosheth—what a long and unusual name! It would be hard to print his name on the back of a basketball uniform! Mephibosheth was the five-year-old grandson of King Saul, the…

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