Category Archives: Encouragement

What Is in Your Hand?

God had an assignment for Moses, confront Egypt’s pharaoh. Moses’ reactions were priceless and familiar. Who me? What if they ask questions I can’t answer? What if they don’t believe me or listen to me? Then God had a question … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out!

I cannot stop thinking about something I heard on Easter, something the disciples totally missed again and again, something that should have given them excitement and hope for that Sunday morning 2000 years ago. After Jesus spoke repeatedly and specifically … Continue reading

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Prophecies Fulfilled

When someone makes a promise, it does not necessarily mean the promised action will occur at that moment. Likewise, a delay in seeing the promise fulfilled does not mean it will never happen. Check out a few of the prophecies … Continue reading

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Your Treasures

Remember (or imagine) that youngster who was perfectly content with a small jewelry box? Her treasures consisted of a few inexpensive trinkets won at the pizza place, some interesting rocks found at the park, and a special gift from her … Continue reading

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Always Welcome

Young Queen Esther, fearful of losing her life by approaching the king without an invitation, had requested all nearby Jews to join her in a three-day fast before entering the royal throne room and making her request to King Xerxes. … Continue reading

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Step Forward

Here in the Arizona desert, it is quite common to see the sky dotted with colorful hot air balloons. If you live near undeveloped land, you may occasionally hear the distinguishable gush of air released as riders float by in … Continue reading

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Foolishness or Foundation

At a recent writers’ meeting, I shared a manuscript meant to motivate children to check out God’s Word. After hearing the preview of dramatic highlights, a fellow author commented how it touched on many Bible stories. I left wondering if … Continue reading

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Give Up

Jesus came to earth, giving up His reign and heavenly throne.Jesus was born into the tribe of Judah, giving up the ability to serve in the temple.Jesus was laid in a manger, giving up being crowned an earthy king.Jesus trained … Continue reading

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Leadership A, B, C’s

At a park recently, I watched siblings playing “Follow the Leader” while going down a slide. Forward, backward, feet first, head first, legs dangling over one side, even s-l-o-w m-o-t-i-o-n! As one led, the other followed. An excellent example of … Continue reading

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Live Like a King

In the legendary time of King Arthur, the British king hosted his knights, including Sir Lancelot, around the famous Round Table. Of course, he also lived in a palace and defeated barbarians in numerous battles. Real-life kings and queens have … Continue reading

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