Tag Archives: encouragement

Rejoicing Together

“Rejoice with those who rejoice…”—Romans12:15. A few weeks ago I was watching our local high school team play a home football game. I like to attend because some of our kids from church play, and I want to give them … Continue reading

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Day of Encouragement

I wasn’t aware of it until after the fact, but September 12 was “National Day of Encouragement”. If there is anything we need in 2020, it is certainly encouragement! There is no need to go over once again that long … Continue reading

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Led By Moses

Charles Barkley had a celebrated college basketball career playing for Auburn. However, in his rookie season for the Philadelphia 76ers, Barkley was frustrated because he wasn’t getting much playing time. He turned to teammate Moses Malone, a veteran all-star, for … Continue reading

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It Won’t Grow Here

There is a legend of a man who found the barn where Satan kept his seeds ready to be sown in the human heart. The man noticed that the seeds of discouragement were more numerous than other seeds. He asked … Continue reading

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Contagious Courage

Fear seems to be contagious. Ten of the twelve men who were sent to explore the land of Canaan came back with a fearful report, which caused the people to rebel against the Lord (Numbers 13 and 14). However, courage … Continue reading

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The Power of Words

Jerry Kramer once recalled what it was like playing for legendary Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi. One day during the first year Kramer played for the Packers, Lombardi rode him mercilessly, pointing out how slow, weak and stupid he … Continue reading

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Tall Like Us

I recently attended the North American Christian Convention that was held in Kansas City. There I ran into David, an old friend of mine. David is about 6’ 5”, so he stands out in a crowd. I am just a … Continue reading

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Not Very Encouraging!

Job was one of the most righteous men in the Bible. He was also one of the richest. However, he suddenly lost everything he had. His children all died at the same time. He lost his livestock, the source of … Continue reading

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Encouraging Gesture

Jackie Robinson was the first black person to play major league baseball. While breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, be committed an error. His own … Continue reading

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Sounds Encouraging

In his book Wind and Fire, Bruce Larson points out some interesting facts about sandhill cranes: These large birds, who fly great distances across continents, have three remarkable qualities. First, they rotate leadership. No one bird stays out in front … Continue reading

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