His Encouragement: Be free from guilt

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today’s scripture I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Psalm 34:4-5, ESV A few days ago, a blogger friend of mine shared a fantastic article on the topic of mom guilt. (Read What

His Encouragement: As examples for us

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s scripture Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 1 Corinthians 10:6, ESV Have you ever read something in the Bible that was so shocking or horrible that it made you pause and wonder why it was included in the Word of God? Maybe

Philippians 2:14 tells us to do all things without complaining or arguing... Let's choose joy!

His Encouragement: Without complaining and arguing

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Life is hard. It has its ups and downs. However, the Lord does not want us to remain stuck way down there in the pit of despair and negativity. He offers His hand to pull us up.

One way He lifts us up is to obey the teachings in His Word. Philippians 2:14 gently reminds us: “Do everything without complaining and arguing”. Some translations use the word “grumbling”. Basically, what the apostle Paul is telling us here is that we need to become more conscious of our attitude, our mindset, and our words.

His Encouragement: Listen to advice and accept instruction

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are times when God will place the right people in our path at just the right time with the right piece of advice. We need to be open to advice and humble enough to accept instruction (possibly even correction) when it is coming from a reliable source.

His Encouragement: We have an advocate

Reading Time: 4 minutes A careful reading of the Scriptures paints a very different picture of God than many of us are familiar with. 1 John 2:1 gives us a glimpse into the final judgment. There is an accused, an accuser, a judge, an advocate, and the entire universe is watching with bated breath to see what happens…

His Encouragement: Keep On the Sunny Side

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Yes, sometimes life is full of sorrows, dark and troubled times but there is a sunny side, too, if we look for it.

Let us always trust in our Savior and allow His love and the promises of His Word brighten our darkest days with hope for a brighter tomorrow.

His Encouragement: New Every Morning

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s Scripture The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;    his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning;    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23, ESV God’s love never ends. His mercies do not have an expiration date. Just like the newness that we often feel in the morning with the dawning of the sun, His

His Encouragement: Let Us Pray

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The book of James is an amazing book, packed full with practical teachings on Christian living. Some even refer to it as the Proverbs of the New Testament.

While it may not be as overtly theological – like Romans, for example – much of the writings are easily understood and so sensible that we can apply them to our lives immediately.

His Encouragement: Milk or Solid Food?

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Even though it seemed condescending to my younger self, I realize now that the words are not as harsh as I once thought. In fact, it is a pretty accurate depiction of us as we are growing in Christ.

Whether we are brand new to the faith or have been believers all our lives, the duration of our relationship with Christ does not really matter. What matters is the depth of our relationship.

His Encouragement: Rejoice and be glad

Reading Time: 3 minutes I sometimes wonder if God looks at us like I sometimes look at our toddlers: I love them so much but often shake my head at the things they do.

Yesterday and last night I was reminded that, while sometimes exhausting, these moments are fleeting. So I will strive to cherish everyone one… even the “bad” days.