Category Archives: Encouragement

I AM

What’s in a name? Expectant parents spend hours laboring over a name for their child. They may research the meaning and background of names as well as who has shared the name. A name is important in that it may … Continue reading

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Surprised by Satan

All seemed to be going well. Then, something caught your eye. It had your attention and soon, your full-blown focus. As you approached, it drew you closer. And, before you knew it, wham! You were caught. Trapped. At first glance, … Continue reading

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Huddle Up

Football fans understand the importance of the huddle. There, players receive the plan, check strategies, and hear the next step to take to reach the goal. It’s where they receive insight, direction, and encouragement and are expected to give their … Continue reading

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Who Me? Couldn’t Be!

Remember when your teacher called on you, and your hand wasn’t even raised? It felt like a dirty trick, especially when others around you were clearly volunteering! Seems like a similar thing happened to Moses when God spoke to him … Continue reading

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Seasons of Waiting

I may have told you this before, but I love fishing! I always have hope that the next cast will bring in a fish. A typical fishing day consists of casting and waiting. While waiting for that illusive fish, I … Continue reading

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Experiencing the ‘God Who Sees Me’

Hagar was an Egyptian maidservant, the property of Abraham and Sarah. When Sarah requested that Hagar sleep with her husband, Abraham, in order to create an heir, we assume that put Hagar in a fairly awkward situation. But actually, in … Continue reading

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Wise Men Still Seek Him

Did you notice the three ‘Wise Men’ or ‘Magi’ at Christmas? Even though popular art often includes them in the manger scene with baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, they actually didn’t show up till about one to two years later. … Continue reading

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Unseen

In Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, He provided instructions for Christian living. Jesus used the religious leaders of that day as an example of how not to act. When giving to the needy, these leaders, or Pharisees, would announce … Continue reading

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Benefits of Stretching

As I age, my muscles tend to stiffen quickly if I stay in one position too long. A good morning and midday stretch echoes with ‘ow, ow, ow,’ but soon it feels ‘aaaaaah’ so good! According to Healthline.com, stretching increases … Continue reading

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Thankful for Surprises

Stop and think back. Can you identity events or circumstances where God truly surprised you? Just, out of the blue, something totally unexpected occurred? If you hang around Jesus long enough, it’s bound to happen. Once, Jesus and His disciples … Continue reading

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