Why are we called to encourage? In Hebrews 3:13, we are told to “encourage each other daily.” Then, in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, it says, “Encourage one another and build each other up.” We also learn in Proverbs 12:25 that, “Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.” So, with this in mind, we have to wonder why - why is it so important to God that we encourage one another? Are we doing all we can to share God’s … [Read more...] about Why Are We Called to Encourage?
On this Memorial Day, we want to take a moment to remember all of those who have given their lives for our country. Our gratitude, our appreciation, our respect – it pales in light of the sacrifices you have made. To everyone who serves in our military and to everyone who loves someone who serves in our military, thank you. Our hearts are full, thanking God for all of you today. While your weekend may be filled with family gatherings, … [Read more...] about Scriptures for Your Memorial Day
Live your faith. It’s a phrase that we hear often in church or from mentors and peers, but it can be difficult to articulate what that really means. For such a simple phrase, we often feel paralyzed with how to act on the words and live our faith in our everyday lives. But we want to flip the script and make it easy to start living our faith out loud boldly. Living your faith is not something that is only confined to the four walls of the … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Ways to Live Your Faith
These encouraging words for graduates were written by Holley Gerth, a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, certified life coach, speaker, and close friend of DaySpring. She loves encouraging the hearts of women through her popular blog, holleygerth.com. This time of year brings all the graduates and dreamers in my world to my mind. You too? I'm especially thinking of our niece and nephew who will graduate high school soon. We are so proud of … [Read more...] about Encouraging Words For All the Dreamers and Graduates
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 NIV Remember the game at the arcade where players drop a claw into a big glass bin of stuffed animals and try to grab one of them? Once in a while, the claw will actually pick up and deliver a fluffy animal that has had its eye poked a few times. But more often than not, the claw will attempt to grab a prize that is … [Read more...] about Prayer Paves the Way
When motherhood and I were just getting acquainted, I thought I could approach her like taking a test. If I prepared well and made few mistakes, I could ace this thing and therefore send my children into the wild blue yonder with nary a carry-on size bit of baggage. I assumed good parenting would fit nicely within my hard work ethic and efforts, and the results would be few mothering mistakes. Yeah, right. Let’s all just take a moment to … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Your Mess Makes You a Great Mama