encouragement

5 Ways to Encourage Graduates

Last weekend, I watched my niece Erin walk across the gym floor decked out in a cap and gown. This Sunday, it will be my nephew Dustin’s turn. Two more high school graduates in the world. And they are just two of millions who are donning the mortar board, taking that final walk, and then […] Read more

Second Breath

Yesterday, I woke up feeling the inside of my lip with my tongue. I had bitten the area while eating steak with my parents on Sunday, but yesterday, I realized that I actually have a cold sore there. I examined it in the mirror, determined there was nothing more I could do about it, and […] Read more

A Flood of Encouragement

I may have cried a river of tears, but you have flooded me with encouragement, prayer, and compassion. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I feel loved, supported, and carried by you, and I feel protected by Jesus. “Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will […] Read more