Scary Leap of Faith

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Scary Leap of Faith
 
"The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." (Deuteronomy 33:27a) 
 
Brennan Manning in his book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, tells about a child caught on the second floor of his house when it was on fire. The family members were all running out of the house when the smallest boy panicked and ran back upstairs.
Terrified, he screamed from a smoke-filled window. Below, his father could see him and cried out, "Jump, son, jump! I'll catch...

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How to Walk Through Life's Hot Spots

Posted Jun 1st, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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My Plans

Posted May 29th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


MY PLANS
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowlege HIM, and He will guide your paths."  (Proverbs 3:5-6)
 
"The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps." (Proverbs 16:9, Proverbs 20:24)
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delights in his way." (Psalm 37:23)
"I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm...

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Fixers

Posted May 28th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Fixers
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3
 
I am into fixing things. If something breaks, get out the scotch tape, superglue, or bandages. I come from a long line of fixers. We all knew my dad could fix anything, from a picture frame that fell apart to a table leg that had broken. All you had to do was take it to him and you knew he would get it fixed and back to you.
 
My husband is...

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Admitting Guilt

Posted May 27th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Admitting Guilt
One of the greatest preachers who ever lived, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, called the "prince of preachers," loved to tell this story:
It seems there was a duke who once boarded a galley ship and went below to talk to the convicts manning the oars. When he asked several of them what their crimes were, almost every man claimed that he was innocent, blaming someone else, or even accused the judge of taking a bribe.
There was one young man whose reply...

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Center Priority

Posted May 26th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


CENTER PRIORITY
When I was seven or eight, we lived next to a boarded-up school. We took turns rotating the merry-go-round in the playground for our friends. They'd climb on and grab the rails, and we'd run alongside as fast as we could, pushing.
The bigger kids relished the thrill of hanging out beyond the platform to experience maximum G's. The smaller ones were taught to quit crying by slowly working toward the center pole. The closer you got, the more stability...

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Memorial Day - "I Am A Soldier"

Posted May 25th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Today is Memorial Day, a day to remember the soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  To all of our Veterans, and to the families of those who lost a family member in service to our country - Thank You!  We salute you, we are grateful for your courage and your sacrifice.  As we remember our fallen heroes on this special day, I share with you an "Encourager Classic", a poem dedicated to Christian Soldiers... 
"I Am A Soldier"
I am...

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Getting It Just Right

Posted May 22nd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Getting It Just Right
My husband likes to sit in the living room and listen to me play the piano. Amateur though it is, I try to get it just right. He enjoys it so much. He praises my playing, then I try even harder. One year for his birthday, I planned to surprise him with a tape of me playing his favorite songs. Oh boy! Was that ever a project! Taping, re-taping, and patching it into my hand-held recorder was...

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If My Eyes Could See

Posted May 21st, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


If My Eyes Could See...
If my eyes could see what His eyes see, perhaps I would not be so quick to judge the brother who has a bad attitude, or the sister who always seems to be struggling. If my eyes could see what His eyes see I would see the pain that may have caused the bad attitude, and heightened the struggle.
If my eyes could see as His eyes see maybe I would be more patient with my children...

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Just Wearing the Shirt

Posted May 20th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Just Wearing the Shirt
I have two friends who own Princeton University sweatshirts. Al has one because he put in four very challenging years at that university and he graduated from there. The other day, I met my friend, Dave, at the grocery store, and he had his Princeton University sweatshirt on. I said, "Dave, I didn't know you went to Princeton?"   He informed me that he had bought the shirt at a discount store for $12 and he said, "Oh, I...

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Prop Me Up On My Leaning Side!

Posted May 19th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Prop Me Up On My Leaning Side!
 
Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, "Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side."   After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he  prayed that prayer so fervently.
 
He answered, "Well sir, you see, it's like this....I got an old barn out back.  It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms and it's...

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I Hold Clear Title

Posted May 18th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


"I Hold Clear Title"
 
Some years ago in the late 1930's, radio evangelist Charles E. Fuller  announced that he would speak the following Sunday on "Heaven." It was to be broadcast on radio. During that week he received a letter from an elderly gentleman who was very ill.
Here is part of that letter: "Next Sunday you are going to talk about 'Heaven.' I am interested in that land because I have held a clear title to a bit of property there for...

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Obey My Instructions

Posted May 15th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Obey My Instructions
I have several friends who are licensed pilots. One was working on his instrument landing skill, but felt a surge of anxiety when the control tower directed him to come in through a narrow pass between two mountains and then weave past several tall buildings. 
He asked for a repeat on directions from the tower when a control operator calmly replied: "You just obey my instructions and I'll take care of your obstructions." 
Sounds like something I hear from the...

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Impossible Situations

Posted May 14th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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You Have Circled This Mountain Long Enough!

Posted May 13th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


You Have Circled This Mountain Long Enough
"You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north." (Deuteronomy 2:3)
Listen to this wonderful challenge from Ruth Graham...    "Either we can be victimized and become victims, or we can be victimized and rise above it.  Often it is easier to play the victim than take off our masks and ask for help.  We get comfortable with our victim status. It becomes our identity and is hard to give up.  The Israelites often played...

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