Messy Pages Make Beautiful Masterpieces

Messy Pages Make Beautiful Masterpieces by Sharon Jaynes via Proverbs 31 Ministries Everyone loves a good story. But not everyone likes their own story. I wouldn’t have written my childhood story the way it now appears on the page. Instead, I would have had a daddy who loved me, a momma who cherished me, and [...]

By |2021-10-15T17:51:05+00:00October 15th, 2021|Encouragement|0 Comments

Stay Salty

Stay Salty by Binu Samuel via Proverbs 31 Ministries My entire pharmacy career has been within the walls of a grocery store … and it sure has its perks. I have 24/7 access to sushi, coffee and warm chocolate chip cookies. Not to mention a ginormous chip aisle and plenty of produce! My mid-shift snack [...]

By |2021-10-08T21:14:55+00:00October 8th, 2021|Encouragement|0 Comments

When Stress Relief is all you Want

by Tracie Miles via Proverbs 31 Ministries By the time I returned home from traveling on business, I could feel the weight of stress and anxiety gripping my heart. During my six-hour road trip, I had made the mistake of tuning in to radio news channels rather than music to keep me occupied and awake. [...]

By |2021-10-08T21:16:57+00:00September 10th, 2021|Encouragement|0 Comments

What God Hath Promised

by Annie Johnson Flint God has not promised skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through; God has not promised sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, peace without pain. God has not promised we shall not know Toil and temptation, trouble and woe; He has not told us we shall not bear Many a [...]

By |2021-10-08T21:17:34+00:00September 10th, 2021|Encouragement|0 Comments

How to Walk through Uncertainty with Confidence

by Alicia Bruxvoort via Proverbs 31 Ministries I couldn’t see the tears streaming down her cheeks, but I could hear the muffled cries seeping beneath her bedroom door. Summer vacation had come and gone, and when the dark gave way to dawn, we’d welcome a new school year. Some of my children had climbed into [...]

By |2021-10-08T21:17:51+00:00September 10th, 2021|Encouragement|0 Comments

Earthly Troubles

via WELS Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Broken relationships. Job loss. Depression. Persecution. Life in this world is not short of troubles. We all have them. It is just a question of which troubles we have at any given time. So many things we experience weigh us down, and we are so often under pressure. So much so [...]

By |2021-10-08T21:19:35+00:00September 10th, 2021|Encouragement|0 Comments

As I Have Loved You

As I Have Loved You by Max Lucado The Greek word used for love—agape—denotes an unselfish affection. The final phrase is the essential one: “as I have loved you.” Have you let God love you? Please don’t hurry past the question. We don’t love people because people are lovable. The truth is, people can be cranky, [...]

By |2021-10-08T21:20:05+00:00September 10th, 2021|Encouragement|0 Comments

Counting our Blessings

Counting our Blessings by Tom Groelsema It’s important to occasionally think about all the ways God has blessed us. Even when life hurts, we have many blessings to thank God for. Here’s a way to use the word BLESS to count our blessings (­adapted from Alvin Vander Griend, B is for body. Thank God for physical health and [...]

By |2021-08-11T20:29:03+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Encouragement|0 Comments

“This is the day”

Dear Friends, The Presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, addresses the dividing and painful reality of racism, and the Church’s call in response in her open letter, “This is the Day”, posted below. Within our website, you will also find other resources and links to materials compiled by our Director of Ministry, [...]

By |2021-08-13T12:59:17+00:00June 10th, 2020|Encouragement|0 Comments
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