We all need it, some more than others, but we all need it – encouragement. How do you define it?  What lifts you up, sets you right, enables you to take that next step in achieving whatever you need, or simply want, to do?  Chuck Swindoll said encouragement is “the act of inspiring others with… Continue reading Encouragement

Week 45 The Encourager

 By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 45 Scripture Readings: Acts 13-14 Key Scripture Verses: Acts 13: 2-3 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ So after they had fasted… Continue reading Week 45 The Encourager

The Wisdom That Comes From Above

Key Texts: James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. Increasingly these days I am tempted to turn off my TV and internet access – just… Continue reading The Wisdom That Comes From Above


Encouragement Today’s Scripture Selection: Acts 4:36 “Joseph, a Levite from Cyrus, whom the apostles call Barnabus (which means Son of Encouragement), sold a field he owned and put it at the apostle’s feet.” Names are interesting things. In the scriptures, it’s often noted what certain names mean. This passage is one example of that. It’s… Continue reading Encouragement

Week 3 Tuesday

When the Battles Get Old Today’s scripture selection: Joshua 11-15 Key verses: Joshua 13:1 My office library is filled with Bibles. Somewhere along the line I learned that it’s good to have various versions of these ancient texts, along with their adjacent commentaries.  Read them side by side and you soon learn something very important.  People… Continue reading Week 3 Tuesday