Category: Encouragement

I’m Important?

How important are you in your school, sports team, or other group?  Are you one of those people who are immediately the most valuable player, or are you one who has to struggle for any recognition at all?  As sad

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It Hurts!

“But it hurts so bad!” Have you ever tried to comfort someone and had them cry those words on your shoulder?  Have you ever spoken those words in a tearful slobber?  I’ve done both, because life just isn’t fair at

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Please, Trust Me!

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?  Tell me, if you understand.  Who marked off its dimensions?  Surely you know!  Who stretched a measuring line across it?  On what were its footing set, or who laid its cornerstone–while

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Real Self Esteem

If I asked you to list all of your good qualities on a piece of paper right now, what would you write?  Think about it for a minute or two–grab a piece of paper and give it a shot!  Now,

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Tough Times?

“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land – not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.”  Amos 8:11

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A New Day?

  It’s a new day. With a new day comes new challenges, new tests of faith, new aggravations, and probably a million other things we aren’t expecting.  If this sounds a little heavy for an early morning devotional, just know

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Light and Darkness?

Christian brothers and sisters: As a family, I’m afraid that we too often unknowingly become somewhat inbred in our thinking.  Sometimes we can begin to feel like our lives are all about us, forgetting that God has given us a

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Finding Strength In Weakness

Have you ever felt like you were in the presence of evil?  I know it’s hard to put your finger on something like that, but I believe I’ve been there a time or two.  Not so long ago, I met

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The Same?

There are a lot of ups and downs in a life, and the Christian life is no different.  I find a lot of young people have a serious misconception about this simple fact.  They somehow think that God is powerful

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Fear Is Not From God

What keeps Christians from sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others?   Is it that they’re just selfish?  Maybe they’re too busy?  Maybe they want to, but they don’t know how.  All of those things may be true, but I

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