Articles Tagged 'Encouragement' (Page 2)

He Knows My Name!

Does He really speak to people today?

Phil Ware shares insights on Jesus calling Mary by name and speaking to us today.

A Gift from a Friend

What can one person do at such a painful time?

Kelly Breece shares the important lesson about friendship and helping a grieving friend by just being present.

Always Saying the Right Thing

Is this even possible?

Russ Lawson reminds us to say the right thing all the time.

A Step

Remember, it is a beginning!

Tom Norvell reminds us that a step in the right direction is a good beginning.

A Prayer for My Words

What's going to come out of our mouths next?

Tom Norvell reminds us to guard our words by praying for speech coming out of Psalm 143

More to Celebrate ...

Is that person really so bad?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the incredible importance of how we view people.

Thoughtfulness

When's the last time you let them know you were thinking of them?

Mike Barres reminds us to be thoughtful to others and one way to do that is to remember those who have been thoughtful to us.

Quality People

Who do you have in your life?

Bill Denton reminds us of how important quality people are to our lives as we face challenging times.

Rest for the Weary

Where can we turn when we are worn out and discouraged?

Tom Norvell reminds us and prays for us to find rest from our weariness in the Lord.

The Comforter

Where can I find the strength and comfort I need?

Russ Lawson reminds us of the comfort that we can find in God and His word if we will trust and believe it.

Market Place Moments: Appreciation

What's the difference between flattery and genuine praise?

Michele Howe reminds us again about women in the marketplace and the very needed virtue of affirming and giving appreciation to those who need it and deserve it.

The Staying Power of Our Words

Why do some of these things stick in our heads for so long?

Katha Winther reminds us of the weird and yet powerful staying power of many of our words and reminds us to use them to be a blessing to others.

The Jewel

What's the most precious thing you've seen?

Muriel Larson reminds of the great blessing we have from Romans 8:28

Longing for Friendship

Are you willing to take the risk?

We all need a friend or brother or sister with whom we can confess, share our story, and find deep and meaningful friendship.

Better than Therapy

Do you have a good friend?

While some people need therapy, most folks need a good friend most of all and a good friend can do a whole lot of good at healing their hearts.

Life Outside of Football

Is there anything beyond sports, work, and pain?

Tony Dungy reminded us that character wins and that character involves more than just sports.

Sometimes I Just Like to Listen Now

Do you ever take time to listen and not sing?

Phil likes to sing, but sometimes he just needs to listen and be blessed and pumped up.

What's Good for Soul and Body

What in the world does soulwork have to do with our bodies?

Healing after surgery is directly related to support from prayer.

Right Now!

Why do we put it off and then forget?

Mike learns to not put off prayer, but when someone has a need, he says, "Let's pray right now!"

The Miraculous Influence of a True Lighthouse

What makes a true lighthouse in a world of despair and darkness?

God gives us moments where we can not just be a solid light, but a startling, once in a lifetime influence for grace and good.

The Interests of Others

Who do you spend most of your time thinking about?

The interests of others must be our focus and not just our own stuff and wants.

Five to One

How frequently are you affirming your kid?

Our kids need our discipline and correction, but that need our affirmation andpositive support even more.

Wildfires!

How is your speech like a lighted cigarette?

Heartlight's first article was about how we use our speech.

With the Help of Friends

What do you do when you can't do it alone.

We need to be accountable and get the support of friends.

Beware of Befriending your Fears

What is your fear keeping you from doing?

Fear can keep us from many things, but mostly fear keeps us from life!