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The offspring of Encouragement

I would seriously stand in line at the Pearly Gates to meet Barnabas.  Great name that one; I’ve read that it means “son of encouragement”.  I don’t know if his parents named him that when he was born, or if it was a moniker he picked up later in life, but such a name is one of the best anyone could have, especially 371 more words


God's Steadfast Love ~

When sorrow greets me,
upon the break of day
I know God’s love . . .
will take the pain away.

For His loving-kindness,
when I am heartbroken… 103 more words

Christian Poetry

Let It Be You, Jesus

Jesus let it be your heart not headlines that capture us.  Some days discouragement seems the easier option.  Remind us you are in the business of deliverance despite destruction.   32 more words

The Other Side of Pain

So often we take the sun for granted, only to complain when it doesn’t shine.  What we forget is that the sun never fails to shine—there are just days when we can’t see it because it’s hidden behind the clouds.  223 more words

Fuel For Faith

Why should we have confidence in God?

When I first started writing, I wasn’t very confident. I could write anything, but I had no faith that it was any good. Then, one day, I got brave enough to share it with a friend, and thanks to her positive feedback and encouragement, I kept writing. 685 more words


The Only Way to Start

I unlocked the door and pushed the familiar curve of the handle into my old kitchen. I was hoping for good news to share with my husband about our former residence-turned-rental.  662 more words

Faith Musings


‘Absquatulate’ was the new word that came in from the ‘Word of the Day’ thanks to Dictionary.com.

I was already having a rough day feeling Satan’s attack, so I’d like to thank Dictionary.com for helping me through it! 326 more words