Category Archives: Encouragement

The Agony of Waiting

The Agony of Waiting Step 1:  Think About It!  When is it hard for you to wait for something?  Have you ever thought to yourself, “I can’t wait any longer?”  How does waiting for something make you appreciate it more? … Continue reading

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Shoot the Wounded, Heal the Wounded, Love the Wounded

Author Interview with Lynn Dove: Author of Shoot the Wounded, Heal the Wounded, and Love the Wounded Lynn Dove is a graduate of the University of Calgary, where she earned her Bachelor of Education degree in 1981, she has spent … Continue reading

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Joy Today

But let all who take refuge in the Lord rejoice: let them shout for joy forever. May You shelter them, and may those who love Your name boast about you. Psalm 5:11 In the past, joy often escaped me on … Continue reading

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Afflictions Produce Hope

But we rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy … Continue reading

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Life Isn’t Fair

1 Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. 2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal … Continue reading

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Oaks of Righteouness

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from … Continue reading

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Wisdom for Dealing with Difficult People Comes from the Word of God

How I love Your teaching! It is my meditation all day long. Your command makes me wiser than my enemies; for it is always with me. I have more insight than all my teachers because Your decrees are my meditation. … Continue reading

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God’s Faithfulness When Your World Is Falling Apart

LORD, Your word is forever; it is firmly fixed in heaven. Your faithfulness is for all generations; You established the earth, and it stands firm. They stand today in accordance with Your judgments, for all things are Your servants. If … Continue reading

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Having Faith in God When the Situation Looks Hopeless

I long for Your salvation; I put my hope in Your word. My eyes grow weary looking for what You have promised; I ask, “When will you comfort me?” Though I have become like a wineskin dried by smoke, I … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Get Well?

 1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered … Continue reading

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