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  • Encouragement 02-28-05

    February 28, 2005

    "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (John 14:27 NIV).

  • Encouragement 02-25-05

    February 25, 2005

    "Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world." John 16:33 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 02-24-05

    February 24, 2005

    "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 02-23-05

    February 23, 2005

    "I don't want your sacrifices. I want you to know God; that's more important than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6 (TLB)

  • Encouragement 02-22-05

    February 22, 2005

    "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6 NIV

  • Encouragement 02-21-05

    February 21, 2005

    "For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect" (I Peter 1:18,19 NIV).

  • Encouragement 02-18-05

    February 18, 2005

    "Come unto Me and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 02-15-05

    February 17, 2005

    "As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased" (Matthew 3:16-17 NIV).

  • Encouragement 02-17-05

    February 17, 2005

    "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever." Psalm 23:1-6 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 02-16-05

    February 17, 2005

    But if serving seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 02-14-05

    February 14, 2005

    "Then God made you alive with Christ. He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross." Colossians 2:13-14 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 02-11-05

    February 11, 2005

    "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 02-10-05

    February 10, 2005

    "But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful." Psalm 68:3 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 02-09-05

    February 9, 2005

    "For I know the plans that I have for you declares the LORD, plans to prosper you, not to harm you; plans to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 02-08-05

    February 8, 2005

    "He reveals the deep and secret things; he knows what is in the darkness and the light dwells with him." Daniel 2:22 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 02-07-05

    February 7, 2005

    "Beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." 1 Peter 3: 3-4 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 02-04-05

    February 4, 2005

    "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38

  • Encouragement 02-03-05

    February 3, 2005

    "Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 02-02-05

    February 2, 2005

    "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'" Mark 12:30 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 02-01-05

    February 1, 2005

    "Jesus said to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39 (NKJ)

January 2005
  • Encouragement 01-31-05

    January 31, 2005

    "Don't use your mouth to tell lies; don't ever say things that are not true. Keep your eyes focused on what is right, and look straight ahead to what is good." Proverbs 4: 24-25 (NCV)

  • Encouragement 01-28-05

    January 28, 2005

    "Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life. Don't use your mouth to tell lies; don't ever say things that are not true. Keep your eyes focused on what is right, and look straight ahead to what is good. Be careful what you do, and always do what is right. Don't turn off the road of goodness; keep away from evil paths." Proverbs 4:23-27 (NCV)

  • Encouragement 01-27-05

    January 27, 2005

    "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-26-05

    January 26, 2005

    "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-25-05

    January 25, 2005

    "And even the very hairs of your head are numbered." Matthew 10:30 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-24-05

    January 24, 2005

    "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever." Psalms 23:6

  • Encouragement 01-21-05

    January 21, 2005

    "...The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7b (NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-20-05

    January 20, 2005

    "Do everything without complaining or arguing..." Phil. 2:14 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-19-05

    January 19, 2005

    "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-18-05

    January 18, 2005

    "I do not ask you to take them out of the world, but I do ask you to keep them safe from the Evil One." John 17:15 (GNT)

  • Encouragement 01-17-05

    January 17, 2005

    "To the praise of the glory of his grace wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." Ephesians 1:6 (NKJ)

  • Encouragement 01-14-05

    January 14, 2005

    "So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you." (John 16:22 NRSV)

  • Encouragement 01-13-05

    January 13, 2005

    "The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes" (Psalm 19:8 NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-12-05

    January 12, 2005

    "Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour." 1 Peter 5:8 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 01-11-05

    January 11, 2005

    "This is what the LORD All-Powerful, the God of Israel, says: Jeremiah, go and tell the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem: 'You should learn a lesson and obey my message,' says the LORD." Jeremiah 35:13 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-10-05

    January 10, 2005

    "A person without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls." Proverbs 25:28 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 01-07-05

    January 7, 2005

    "Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 01-06-05

    January 6, 2005

  • Encouragement 01-05-05

    January 5, 2005

    "'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'" (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-04-05

    January 4, 2005

    "I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done" Psalm 143:5 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 01-03-05

    January 3, 2005

    "You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you." (Isaiah 26:3 TEV)

December 2004
  • Encouragement 12-31-04

    December 31, 2004

    Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 12-30-04

    December 30, 2004

    "Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain" (1 Chronicles 4:10 NIV).

  • Encouragement 12-29-04

    December 29, 2004

    "...What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." Matthew 19:6 (KJV)

  • Encouragement 12-28-04

    December 28, 2004

    "I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4 (NAS)

  • Encouragement 12-27-04

    December 27, 2004

    "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (John 14:27 NIV).

  • Encouragement 12-24-04

    December 24, 2004

    And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior" Luke 1: 46,47 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 12-23-04

    December 23, 2004

    "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 (NKJ)

  • Encouragement 12-22-04

    December 22, 2004

    "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." Luke 6:38 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 12-21-04

    December 21, 2004

    "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship." Romans 12:1 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 12-20-04

    December 20, 2004

    "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son." John 3:16a

  • Encouragement 12-17-04

    December 17, 2004

    Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 12-16-04

    December 16, 2004

    "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:13).

  • Encouragement 12-15-04

    December 15, 2004

    Since God chose you to be the holy people whom He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 12-14-04

    December 14, 2004

    "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

  • Encouragement 12-13-04

    December 13, 2004

    "Though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe Him." 1 Peter 1:8

  • Encouragement 12-10-04

    December 10, 2004

  • Encouragement 12-09-04

    December 9, 2004

    "You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give. Don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves the person who gives cheerfully." 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 12-08-04

    December 8, 2004

    Blessed is the (wo)man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers, but her delight is in the Lord... and she will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water. Psalm 1:1-3

  • Encouragement 12-07-04

    December 7, 2004

    "... so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:9

  • Encouragement 12-06-04

    December 6, 2004

    "David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets" (2 Samuel 16:14-15 NIV).

  • Encouragement 12-03-04

    December 3, 2004

    "Yet the news about Him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." Luke 5:15-16 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 12-02-04

    December 2, 2004

    "Because of this [Jesus' obedience to the point of death], God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name that is above every other name" (Philippians 2:9 NLT).

  • Encouragement 12-01-04

    December 1, 2004

    And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)

November 2004
  • Encouragement 11-30-04

    November 30, 2004

    Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 NIV

  • Encouragement 11-29-04

    November 29, 2004

    "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?" Declares the Lord. "This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word," Isaiah 66:1-2 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 11-26-04

    November 26, 2004

    Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalm 150:6

  • Encouragement 11-25-04

    November 25, 2004

    Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalm 150:6

  • Encouragement 11-24-04

    November 24, 2004

    I know I am rotten through and through so far as my old sinful nature is concerned. No matter which way I turn, I can't make myself do right. I want to but I can't. When I want to do good, I don't; and when I try not to do wrong, I do it anyway. Now if I am doing what I don't want to, it is plain where the trouble is: sin still has me in its evil grasp. Oh what a terrible predicament I'm in! Who will free me from my slavery to this deadly lower nature? Thank God! It has been done by Jesus Christ our Lord. He has set me free. Romans 7:18-20; 25

  • Encouragement 11-23-04

    November 23, 2004

    Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity. - Hebrews 6:1a (NIV)

  • Encouragement 11-22-04

    November 22, 2004

    The LORD spoke his word to me, saying: "Before I made you in your mother's womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work. Jeremiah 1:4-5 (New Century Version)

  • Encouragement 11-19-04

    November 19, 2004

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 11-18-04

    November 18, 2004

    To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:18 (NKJ).

  • Encouragement 11-17-04

    November 17, 2004

    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 11-16-04

    November 16, 2004

    "For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10 (NLT).

  • Encouragement 11-15-04

    November 15, 2004

    A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 11-12-04

    November 12, 2004

    Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Psalms 107:1

  • Encouragement 11-11-04

    November 11, 2004

    No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (TLB)

  • Encouragement 11-10-04

    November 10, 2004

    God also said, "Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth, and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you." Genesis 1:29 (CSB)

  • Encouragement 11-09-04

    November 9, 2004

    "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 11-08-04

    November 8, 2004

    "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).

  • Encouragement 11-05-04

    November 5, 2004

    "He who has begun a good work in you will be faithful to complete it." Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 11-04-04

    November 4, 2004

    You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. Matthew 5:13 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 11-03-04

    November 3, 2004

    "But I say to the unmarried and to the widows; it is good for them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion." 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 11-02-04

    November 2, 2004

    "For the even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:45

  • Encouragement 11-01-04

    November 1, 2004

    "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." Psalm 20:7 (NIV)

October 2004
  • Encouragement 10-29-04

    October 29, 2004

    Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 10-28-04

    October 28, 2004

    They cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. He guides them to their desired haven. Psalm 107:28-30 (NKJ)

  • Encouragement 10-27-04

    October 27, 2004

    ...the has sent me to heal the broken hearted and to announce that captives shall be released... Luke 4:18 (TLB)

  • Encouragement 10-26-04

    October 26, 2004

    "Then He said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves." Luke 10:2 (NKJ)

  • Encouragement 10-25-04

    October 25, 2004

  • Encouragement 10-22-04

    October 22, 2004

    "...the Lord is full of compassion and mercy." James 5:11b (NIV)

  • Encouragement 10-21-04

    October 21, 2004

    "I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." Romans 12:1 (NRS)

  • Encouragement 10-20-04

    October 20, 2004

    "She said to her husband, 'I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. Let's make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.'" II Kings 4:9-10 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 10-19-04

    October 19, 2004

    "The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1)

  • Encouragement 10-18-04

    October 18, 2004

    But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. Acts 13:50 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 10-15-04

    October 15, 2004

    "Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them" (Hebrews 7:25 NIV).

  • Encouragement 10-14-04

    October 14, 2004

    "Pray continually." I Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 10-13-04

    October 13, 2004

    Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:1b-2 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 10-12-04

    October 12, 2004

    For this is what the Lord says: I will extend peace to her like a river, Isaiah 66:12

  • Encouragement 10-11-04

    October 11, 2004

    "Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do." Colossian 3:12-13, (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 10-08-04

    October 8, 2004

    What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 10-07-04

    October 7, 2004

    "Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus." Luke 5:18 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 10-06-04

    October 6, 2004

    "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!" (John 9:25)

  • Encouragement 10-05-04

    October 5, 2004

    Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Revelations 19:7 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 10-04-04

    October 4, 2004

    But God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:19-20 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 10-01-04

    October 1, 2004

    "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble" (James 4:6 NIV).

September 2004
  • Encouragement 09-30-04

    September 30, 2004

    "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-29-04

    September 29, 2004

    "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-28-04

    September 28, 2004

    "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-27-04

    September 27, 2004

    And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9b (NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-24-04

    September 24, 2004

    I have come to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. ... to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair (Isaiah 61:1-4 NIV).

  • Encouragement 09-23-04

    September 23, 2004

    "And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" Isaiah 9:6b (NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-22-04

    September 22, 2004

    "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline." (Proverbs 1:7)

  • Encouragement 09-21-04

    September 21, 2004

    She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 09-20-04

    September 20, 2004

  • Encouragement 09-17-04

    September 17, 2004

    A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day. Proverbs 27:15

  • Encouragement 09-16-04

    September 16, 2004

    "Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life" Jude 1:21 (NKJ).

  • Encouragement 09-15-04

    September 15, 2004

    "I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me - I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me [that is, I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]" (Philippians 4:13 Amplified).

  • Encouragement 09-14-04

    September 14, 2004

    "... and the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away." Isaiah 25:10 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-13-04

    September 13, 2004

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27 NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-10-04

    September 10, 2004

    In Him (Jesus) was life and the life was the light of men. John 1:4 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-09-04

    September 9, 2004

    "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." (Hebrews 12:1 NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-08-04

    September 8, 2004

    So, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3:16 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 09-07-04

    September 7, 2004

    "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves" Philippians 2:3

  • Encouragement 09-06-04

    September 6, 2004

    "My food," said Jesus "is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work." John 4:34 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 09-03-04

    September 3, 2004

    I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. (Psalms 121:1, NKJ)

  • Encouragement 09-02-04

    September 2, 2004

    "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 2:5)

  • Encouragement 09-01-04

    September 1, 2004

    Perfume and incense make the heart glad, but the sweetness of a friend is a fragrant forest. Proverbs 27:9 (God's Word)

August 2004
  • Encouragement 08-31-04

    August 31, 2004

    But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, "You are my God. My times are in Your hand;" Psalm 31: 14, 15 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 08-30-04

    August 30, 2004

    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 08-27-04

    August 27, 2004

    He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of mud and mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. Psalm 40:2 NLT

  • Encouragement 08-26-04

    August 26, 2004

    Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future. Ecclesiastes 7:14 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 08-25-04

    August 25, 2004

    A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 19:24 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 08-24-04

    August 24, 2004

    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. Ephesians 5:25 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 08-23-04

    August 23, 2004

    I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 (NRS)

  • Encouragement 08-20-04

    August 20, 2004

    Come make us gods who will go before us. Exodus 31:1b (NIV)

  • Encouragement 08-19-04

    August 19, 2004

    But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 1 Corinthians 7:2, (The Open Bible)

  • Encouragement 08-18-04

    August 18, 2004

    Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals." 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, (The Open Bible)

  • Encouragement 08-17-04

    August 17, 2004

    "So brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship. Do not change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect." Romans 12:1-2 (NCV)

  • Encouragement 08-16-04

    August 16, 2004

    Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2 (NAS)

  • Encouragement 08-13-04

    August 13, 2004

    "I am the vine, and you are the branches. If any remain in me and I remain in them, they produce much fruit. But without me they can do nothing." John 15:55 (NCV)

  • Encouragement 08-12-04

    August 12, 2004

    Being confident of this one thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 (KJV)

  • Encouragement 08-11-04

    August 11, 2004

    "For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and bring you hope. Call upon me and I will listen to you. . . I will bring you back from your captivity." Jeremiah 29: 11-14

  • Encouragement 08-10-04

    August 10, 2004

    "He replied, 'You of little faith, why are you so afraid?' Then He got up and rebuked the winds and waves, and it was completely calm." Matthew 8:26 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 08-09-04

    August 9, 2004

    Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 08-06-04

    August 6, 2004

    "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 08-05-04

    August 5, 2004

    "Do not be drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit." Ephesians 5:18 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 08-04-04

    August 4, 2004

    "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us." Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 08-03-04

    August 3, 2004

    Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (NIV)

  • Encouragement for Today 08-02-04

    August 2, 2004

July 2004
  • Encouragement 07-30-04

    July 30, 2004

    Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." Mark 6:31 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 07-29-04

    July 29, 2004

    The God who made you is like your husband. His name is the LORD All-Powerful. Isaiah 54:5 (NCV)

  • Encouragement 07-28-04

    July 28, 2004

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 07-27-04

    July 27, 2004

    Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 (NRSV)

  • Encouragement 07-26-04

    July 26, 2004

    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

  • Encouragement 07-23-04

    July 23, 2004

    Therefore, each generation can set its hope anew on God, remembering His glorious miracles and obeying His commands. Psalm 78:7 NLT

  • Encouragement 07-22-04

    July 22, 2004

    We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation about the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord. We will tell of His power and the mighty miracles He did. Psalm 78:4 NLT

  • Encouragement 07-21-04

    July 21, 2004

    "So Christ has really set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don't get tied up again in slavery to the law. (NLT)

  • Encouragement 07-20-04

    July 20, 2004

  • Encouragement 07-20-04

    July 19, 2004

  • Encouragement 07-16-04

    July 16, 2004

    From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 07-15-04

    July 15, 2004

    "Then the woman left her water jar and went back to town." (John 4:28 NCV)

  • Encouragement 07-14-04

    July 14, 2004

    "Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself." 1 Samuel 18:3

  • Encouragement 07-13-04

    July 13, 2004

    "I want us to help each other with the faith we have. Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you." Romans 1:5

  • Encouragement 07-12-04

    July 12, 2004

    Hebrews 8:10 I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. (NIV)

  • Encouragement 07-09-04

    July 9, 2004

    Moses said to God, "Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'what is His name?' Then what shall I tell them?" God said to Moses, "I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I am' has sent me to you. Exodus 3:13-14 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 07-08-04

    July 8, 2004

    "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 07-07-04

    July 7, 2004

    "And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ." Philippians 1:9-10 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 07-06-04

    July 6, 2004

    Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD" (Psalm 27:14 NIV).

  • Encouragement 07-02-04

    July 2, 2004

    "She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night." Proverbs 31:18 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 07-01-04

    July 1, 2004

    Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

June 2004
  • Encouragement 06-30-04

    June 30, 2004

  • Encouragement 06-29-04

    June 29, 2004

  • Encouragement 06-28-04

    June 28, 2004

  • Encouragement 06-25-04

    June 25, 2004

  • Encouragement 06-24-04

    June 24, 2004

  • Encouragement 06-23-04

    June 23, 2004

  • Encouragement 06-22-04

    June 22, 2004

  • Encouragement 06-21-04

    June 21, 2004

    “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice — the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask?” Romans 12:1 (NLT)

  • Encouragement 06-18-04

    June 18, 2004

    “I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.” Luke 15:7 (NKJ)

  • Encouragement 06-17-04

    June 17, 2004

    Because you are God's children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into us to call out, "Abba! Father!" Galatians 4:6 (God’s Word)

  • Encouragement 06-16-04

    June 16, 2004

    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV).

  • Encouragement 06-15-04

    June 15, 2004

  • Encouragement 06-14-04

    June 14, 2004

    Because you are God's children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into us to call out, "Abba! Father!" Galatians 4:6 (God's Word)

  • Encouragement 06-11-04

    June 11, 2004

    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6

  • Encouragement 06-10-04

    June 10, 2004

    "He rewards those that earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6

  • Encouragement 06-09-04

    June 9, 2004

    " And let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 06-08-04

    June 8, 2004

    "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us." Psalm 103: 8, 11 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 06-07-04

    June 7, 2004

    "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us." Psalm 103: 8, 11 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 06-04-04

    June 4, 2004

    "Peter persisted, 'You're not going to wash my feet - ever!' Jesus said, 'If I don't wash you, you can't be part of what I'm doing.'" John 13:8 (Message)

  • Encouragement 06-03-04

    June 3, 2004

    "I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD." (Psalm 40:2-3 NIV)

  • Encouragement 06-02-04

    June 2, 2004

    I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 06-01-04

    June 1, 2004

    I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 (NIV)

May 2004
  • Encouragement 05-31-04

    May 31, 2004

    I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, about of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:-13 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 05-28-04

    May 28, 2004

    Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Psalm 51:6

  • Encouragement 05-27-04

    May 27, 2004

    Matthew 18:14 Your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost. (NIV)

  • Encouragement 05-26-04

    May 26, 2004

    "Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one." (Matthew 5:37)

  • Encouragement 05-25-04

    May 25, 2004

    As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. (Proverbs 26:11, NIV)

  • Encouragement 05-24-04

    May 24, 2004

    "Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not get tired; they will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31

  • Encouragement 05-19-04

    May 19, 2004

    Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

  • Encouragement 05-18-04

    May 18, 2004

    Mark 4:37; 39, But soon a fierce storm arose. When he woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the water, "Be Still!" Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. (NKJ)

  • Encouragement 05-17-04

    May 17, 2004

    "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21 (NAS)

  • Encouragement 05-14-04

    May 14, 2004

  • Encouragement 05-13-04

    May 13, 2004

  • Encouragement 05-12-04

    May 12, 2004

  • Encouragement 05-11-04

    May 11, 2004

  • Encouragement 05-10-04

    May 10, 2004

  • Encouragement 05-07-04

    May 7, 2004

  • Encouragement 05-06-04

    May 6, 2004

  • Encouragement 05-05-04

    May 5, 2004

  • Encouragement 05-04-04

    May 4, 2004

  • Encouragement 05-03-04

    May 3, 2004

April 2004
  • Encouragement 04-30-04

    April 30, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-29-04

    April 29, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-28-04

    April 28, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-27-04

    April 27, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-26-04

    April 26, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-23-04

    April 23, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-22-04

    April 22, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-21-04

    April 21, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-20-04

    April 20, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-19-04

    April 19, 2004

  • Encouragement 04-16-04

    April 16, 2004

    For this is what the Lord says: I will extend peace to her like a river, Isaiah 66:12

  • Encouragement 04-15-04

    April 15, 2004

    Romans 1:9b, God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God.

  • Encouragement 04-14-04

    April 14, 2004

    In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12 NIV).

  • Encouragement 04-13-04

    April 13, 2004

    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name, you are mine” (NASB).

  • Encouragement 04-12-04

    April 12, 2004

    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you” (Isaiah 54:10 NIV).

  • Encouragement 04-09-04

    April 9, 2004

    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those of us being saved it is the power of God.” (I Corinthians 1:18)

  • Encouragement 04-08-04

    April 8, 2004

    “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:7

  • Encouragement 04-07-04

    April 7, 2004

    We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. Psalm 33:20-21

  • Encouragement 04-06-04

    April 6, 2004

    “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters” (2 Corinthians 6:18 NIV).

  • Encouragement 04-05-04

    April 5, 2004

    In love He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will – to the praise of His glorious grace, which he has freely gives us in the One He loves” (Ephesians 1:5-6 NIV).

  • Encouragement 04-02-04

    April 2, 2004

    He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 (NKJV)

  • Encouragement 04-01-04

    April 1, 2004

    Hebrews 11:6, But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. (NKJ)

March 2004
  • Encouragement 03-31-04

    March 31, 2004

    "I want to know Christ." Philippians 3:10 (NIV)

  • Encouragement 03-30-04

    March 30, 2004

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23a NIV

  • Encouragement 03-29-04

    March 29, 2004

    As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. (NIV)

  • Encouragement 03-26-04

    March 26, 2004

    Ephesians 1:7 He (God) is so rich in kindness that he purchased our freedom through the blood of his Son, and our sins are forgiven. (NLT)

  • Encouragement 03-25-04