Forget Your Failures

Posted Mar 9th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Forget Your Failures
Like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players who's ever played the game. Ty Cobb was known for stealing bases. They said when Ty Cobb would be on first base and he'd start for second, the catcher would fake to second, then throw the ball to third to try and block Ty Cobb when he slid into home. He truly was a base-stealer. But you know, he was thrown out more than any other...

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Paying $98,000 to see the Mona Lisa:

Posted Mar 8th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Paying $98,000 to see the Mona Lisa
A bidder recently paid $98,000 to see Mona Lisa up close and without the barriers and thick layer of bulletproof glass that protect this iconic painting from the thirty thousand visitors she attracted per day pre-pandemic.  Once a year, the painting is taken down from its display and examined by conservation experts. The bidder won the right to be present for this event.
Think of paying that much to be close to a portrait of...

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Cushion of the Sea

Posted Mar 5th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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Safe Thinking

Posted Mar 4th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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A Psalm of Single-Mindedness

Posted Mar 3rd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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What Are You Worried About?

Posted Mar 2nd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


WHAT ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT?
I heard about a patient in a mental hospital who was holding his ear close to the wall, listening intently. The attendant finally approached. "Shh!" whispered the patient, beckoning him over. The attendant pressed his ear to the wall for a long time. "I can't hear a thing," he said. "I know," replied the patient, "it's been like that all day!"
Have you ever worried so much about things going wrong that you begin to worry when...

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Laying Your Life on the Line

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


Laying Your Life On The Line
 
As a New York skyscraper went up, hundreds paused daily to glance up at it. One day they watched a ponderous metal beam go up to take its place in the steel skeleton. As the girder came near, a workman leaned out from the sixteenth floor to seize it. The spectators gasped as he lost his balance and fell. Desperately, he clutched the girder's end with arms and legs.
 
The ground crew stopped the hoisting engine,...

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The Famine That Leads to Freedom

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


The Famine That Leads to Freedom
"Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die." (Genesis 42:2b)
F. B. Meyer in his book, The Life of Joseph, describes a time in the life of the 12 sons of Jacob in which they were driven from their lives of self-satisfaction to an unlikely place to save their lives. Many years earlier they had thrown their youngest brother into a pit, then sold him into slavery. Thirteen...

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Old Hat

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


Old Hat
"I will not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands"  (Isaiah 49:15b-16)
When neighbors moved into a nearby home, they were in their backyard all the time. Barbecues, parties, just hanging out.  Now, a year later, they are seldom outside. The fun and thrill of the new tropical patio has become "old hat".
For us, places, things, jobs, toys, even people and relationships can become routine and lose their sparkle. Sometimes we want something...

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Jeffie and Grandpa

Posted Feb 24th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Jeffie and Grandpa
     
"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us." John 1:14
Jeffie was in his playpen and he was crying. Tears were rolling down his little cheeks, his face was red as it could be. He was crying, and he looked pitiful in his little baseball T-shirt and a diaper.
Then Jeffie's Grandpa entered the room; Jeffie's little face lit up when he saw his Grandpa! He immediately reached out his little arms in supplication and said "Out...

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What Matters Most

Posted Feb 23rd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


What Matters Most
Do you recognize the name Ed Roberts?  Do an internet search for "Ed Roberts Computer".  You might be very surprised at what you find.  In the mid 1970's, Ed Roberts created the world's first commercially successful personal computer.  He hired a 19 year old named Bill Gates to write software for him.
Roberts sold his computer business in 1977 and bought a farm. Seven years later, at age 41, he entered medical school. Today Bill Gates is the head...

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God's Amazing Love

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


God's Amazing Love
"We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe; yet, at the very same time, we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.
Tim Keller
www.gospelinlife.com/
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Showing Through

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


Showing Through
A little girl on the way home from church turned to her mother and said, "Mommy, the preacher's sermon this morning confused me."
The mother said, "Oh! Why is that?"
The girl replied, "Well, he said that God is bigger than we are. Is that true?"
"Yes, that's true," the mother replied.
"He also said that God lives within us. Is that true, too?"
Again the mother replied, "Yes."
"Well," said the girl. "If God is bigger than us and he lives in us, wouldn't...

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Close Your Eyes

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


CLOSE YOUR EYES
"I will not leave you as orphans."  John 14:18
I recently took my mother-in-law to the orthopedic surgeon for an examination. One of the tests was for her to shut her eyes and try to walk a few steps. She was aware her balance was off, but she did as the doctor asked anyway. She knew that he was asking her to do something important, and she had confidence that he would catch her when she began to sway and fall.
Do...

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Let's Pray Now

Posted Feb 17th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


LET'S PRAY NOW
One day a mother decided to take her three children to an ice skating party in a nearby town, but after several wrong turns and stops to ask directions, she pulled over to the side of the road and suggested they all ask God to help them find the rink. When they finally arrived, they were nearly an hour late.
The following week, as they got into the car to go skating again, her five-year-old son exclaimed, "Mom, let's...

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