Category Archives: Encouragement

· May 2, 2017

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Psalm 23:5 (ESV)

Despite the difficulties you face, remember to take account of how your cup overflows, and give thanks.


· February 7, 2017

Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
1 Peter 5:9 (ESV)

Knowing that others are enduring suffering similar to what we are can often times provide the strength and courage to stand firm in our faith. Let us be encouraged by one another and pray for one another.


· February 6, 2017

The parched ground will become a pool, and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land. Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish where desert jackals once lived.
Isaiah 35:7 (NLT)

Parched ground can sometimes be an accurate description of our hearts. God will renew your heart, create a pool where there has been a desert and cause new growth where none seemed possible.


· December 13, 2016

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
Ephesians 6:1-3 (ESV)

It’s not just good for Mom and Dad for kids to obey, it’s ultimately good for the kids, too! Stay encouraged as you lead your kids in the way they should go. The hard work is worth it!


· November 29, 2016

Then the LORD will provide shade for Mount Zion and all who assemble there. He will provide a canopy of cloud during the day and smoke and flaming fire at night, covering the glorious land. It will be a shelter from daytime heat and a hiding place from storms and rain.
Isaiah 4:5,6 (NLT)

This same covering is over you.


· October 28, 2016

You know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:3,4 (NIV)

Letting perseverance finish its work isn’t comfortable. Hang in there. What that work develops is well worth the outcome.


· August 19, 2016

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 (NIV)

May this prayer cover and bless you today.


· May 31, 2016

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6 (ESV)

Look at the steps you’re taking toward healthiness, balance and refining your character. Don’t forget that through His strength and provision, He who began His good work in you IS going to see it to completion.



· April 12, 2016

Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.
Psalm 31:2 (NRSV)

Jesus, please remind us that you are our rock and refuge. Please listen to us and rescue us speedily from the things set against us!



· December 10, 2015

I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Isaiah 41:18 (ESV)

In the parched areas of your life, look for the living water. God is faithful to open fountains in the midst of valleys.