WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: CHOOSE TO RESPOND

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Consider it all joy, my brother, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance and let endurance have its perfect results, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”  (NASB) James 1:2-4 I can’t honestly say that I like trials or challenges but yet they are a part of life.  The important thing is that we can choose how we respond to those challenges and grow from...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR TIME?

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,  making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”  (NASB) Ephesians 5:15-16 No matter what you do you can’t buy more time.  No scientist, no matter how intelligent, is able to create more time.  Twenty-four hours is the best any of us get.  So the question is this, “How are you doing with what you have?”  There is nothing that separates successful...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: IMPACT – WHAT’S THAT ABOUT?

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”  (NASB) Galatians 6:9 It was Tom Brokaw who said, “It’s easy to make a buck.  It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”  To make a difference is really about impact – the kind of impact that we have on people.  That impact can be either negative or positive.  What we hope for and strive toward would be to have...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: STAY ON TASK

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“A lazy man does not roast his prey.  But the precious possession of a man is diligence.”  (NASB) Proverbs 12:27   It was William James who said, “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”  How many of those unfinished projects and tasks do you have?  Even when you are tired and new projects pop up, it is important that you do not become distracted but rather stay on track until you get the job done.  Plan well,...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: GIVING THANKS THROUGH THE PAIN

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (NASB) Psalm 34:1  “I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with His praise.”  (Message Bible) Psalm 34:10 There are times in life when things just don’t seem right and you may even be asking, “Why, God?  Why is this happening to me?  I don’t understand and it hurts so much.”  And yet in all of your circumstances and pain you are told to give thanks, to...

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