Category Archives: Encouragement

Remembering God’s Blessings

“Remember His marvelous works that He hath done, His wonders and the judgements of His mouth.”I Chronicles 16:12          My husband had a witty elderly aunt and in her last years her memory started fading. After asking the same question three or … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Handmaid, Hagar

“ I must leave” said Hagar in desperation to herself.  Expecting a child by her master Abraham, Hagar had wrongfully shown an open attitude of contempt toward her mistress, Sarah.  Thus the mistress-servant relationship has been broken and Hagar was treated … Continue reading

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Joy In Purpose

Psalm 5:3  “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee and will look up.”        At night I am weary from the days work.  At night … Continue reading

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Dwell Together In Unity

Psalm 133  “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious oil upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard:  that went down upon the … Continue reading

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Through the Flood

Isaiah 43:2  “When you pass through the waters. I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you.”         Saturday, August 29, 2017, will be the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  I could … Continue reading

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I John 4:19 “.…He first loved us.“   Our Heavenly Father loved us first.  First, before we loved Him?  Yes, that is what the Bible says.  First, before our thoughts were toward Him.  First, when we were still in a state … Continue reading

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A Biblical Marriage

 Song of Solomon 8:7 “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.” Mark 10:9 “What therefore God hath joined together, let no man separate.”         My husband and I celebrated 49 years of marriage last … Continue reading

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Adopted By God

I John 3:1a  “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God.”        Once a baby is born into this world, he/she is someone’s child, someone’s son … Continue reading

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What Does the Lord Require of Thee?

Micah 6:8  “He has told thee O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”         This is one … Continue reading

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God’s Protective Hand

Hebrews 13:2 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Today I have a very interesting story to relate to you.  It is one in which the events seemed most natural to me, but upon … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day Letter From His Daughter

In honor of Father’s Day, I am publishing a letter our daughter sent her father several years ago. May you be encouraged. None of the cards in the stores ever seem to say the right things  So I thought I’d … Continue reading

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A Letter To A Father From His Son

For This I Am Proud of You    The Lord Jesus said we are to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, strength, and mind. This I have seen with my childhood family on our knees … Continue reading

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Encouraging Prayers and Poems

  Study Prayer Lord and Savior, True and Kind, Be the Master of my mind. Bless and guide and strengthen still, All the powers of thought and will. While I ply the scholars task. Jesus Christ be near, I ask. … Continue reading

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Stop and Pray

Ephesians 6:18 “With all prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.” ESV Much has been written on prayer and … Continue reading

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Our Compassionate God

One morning my husband and I were sitting at our table by the kitchen window, as we watched a wasp walking around on the screen.  From its appearance we could tell that the wasp was “trapped” between the screen and the window, … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereign Hand

Isaiah 30:18 “Therefore will the Lord wait that He may be gracious unto you…”   I’m a clock watcher. My daily schedule and activities are structured around a clock.  Depending on the time, I hurry through a task or take it … Continue reading

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Beneath The Cross Of Jesus

Thinking on Jesus Christ’s death on the cross often has me singing this beautiful hymn:  1. Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand The shadow of a mighty Rock Within a weary land; A home within … Continue reading

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Spiritual Dryness

Isaiah 1:30  “For you will be like an oak whose leaf fades away or as a garden that has no water.”        Long periods without rain cause many problems.  The most obvious signs of the lack of water … Continue reading

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Godliness With Contentment

Haggai 1:6-7  “Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink, ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth … Continue reading

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