Category Archives: Encouragement

Build Upon the Rock

In chapel this week, we looked at a passage from Matthew.  In Matthew 7:24 – 27, Jesus tells a story about two kinds of people.  He speaks of one person who built their house on the sand and another who … Continue reading

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God is Able

I was helping with a chapel service the other day at the hospital where I work and one of the songs we sang was “God is able.”  It was a beautiful song and a great reminder of the faith and … Continue reading

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Lord Bless My Family

Lord bless my family, Be with them today; Walk close beside them, Lead them on their way. Hold their hand in every valley, Help them climb each hill; Guide them and protect them, Help them do Your will. And while … Continue reading

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Taking Flight

Today I have been reflecting on a quote from Maya Angelou.  She says, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” I love that quote and I … Continue reading

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Trusting God’s Timing

Last Saturday morning, I took advantage of the good weather to do a chore on my “to do” list.  The flower garden in the back yard had produced a pretty good crop of clover and other small weeds in recent … Continue reading

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Very Special Gifts

“A Very Special Gift” At Christmas, I always think about some of the favorite Christmas gifts my brother, sister and I received while growing up.  Like most kids, perhaps the most memorable gifts we received were our first bicycles.  That … Continue reading

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