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Monday’s Encouraging Scripture

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 NIV When we think of encouraging scriptures we might often think of gentle

Monday’s Encouraging Scripture

For his unfailing love toward those who fear him     is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.  He has removed our sins as far from us     as the east is from the west. The Lord is like a father to his children,     tender and compassionate to those who fear him. Psalm

 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds  Hebrews 10:24 NIV    

Monday’s Encouragement

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19 NLT   Depends on the day, but this is a very encouraging scripture for me. There are days, actually quite a few, when I just want to be quiet and so

Not Alone, Monday’s Encouragement

  “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:4-6 NIV

Monday’s Encouraging Scripture

  This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Monday’s Encouraging Scripture

One thing I ask from the Lord,     this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord     all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord     and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4   Okay, so this week and last week’s passages are from Psalm 27. It’s

Monday’s Encouraging Scripture

I remain confident of this:     I will see the goodness of the Lord     in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord;     be strong and take heart     and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14

Monday’s Encouraging Scripture (okay Wednesday, sigh)

‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 Remaining in Jesus — that organic, powerful, unrelenting, restful, exciting, encouraging, comforting, challenging connection! Just pondering what this means and how to foster it.

Naps, resting in the Lord

  By definition, a nap is a short daytime sleep. Some are called power naps because they happen very briefly and rejuvenate the napper.    I’ve noticed that napping is not uncommon in worship services. It’s happened to me and to people I’ve been with both young and old. Let me say, it’s especially fun