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

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The Daily Encourager

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


From the editor of The Daily Encourager.  "Covid has affected us more than we anticipated.  Due to some fairly strong symptoms, The Daily Encourager was not posted on Monday or Tuesday.  Below is a devotional thought for today.  The Daily Encourager will begin again on Thursday."
Unshakable Faith
It is on the unshakable fact of the resurrection of Christ from the dead that I base my faith in God's utter integrity and faithfulness. He let Jesus die - but only because he...

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The Daily Encourager

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


GOD'S EMBROIDERY
When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I would sit at her knee and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I told her that it looked like a mess from where I was.
As from the underside I watched her work within the boundaries of the little round hoop that she held in her hand, I complained to her that it...

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When It Seems That Wrong Is Winning

Posted Jan 12th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


When It Seems That Wrong Is Winning
"He will judge the world with righteousness and the people with His truth". Psalm 96:13b
Does it seem that your unethical co-workers prosper? Does it seems that even though you try to live according to God's ways, you are always overlooked? Taken advantage of? Does it seem that the wicked prevail? And the righteous get stepped on?
 
In your child's school, do the cheaters prosper? And the honest students get lower grades? Do you wonder why some...

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The Depth and the Width of Your Calling

Posted Jan 11th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


The Depth and Width of Your Calling
"If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer." - 2 Corinthians 1:6
"God must love you a lot! He doesn't allow someone to go through the kinds of adversity you have experienced unless He has a special calling on your life." Those were the words said to me by two different...

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Obedience

Posted Jan 10th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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The Secret of Happiness

Posted Jan 7th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


On Tuesday, January 4th, my precious, godly mother celebrated her 100th Birthday!  Even at 100, her greatest desire is to serve the Lord every day in every way she can.  She ministers to those around her in her retirement facility.  She always has a word of encouragement for the people there, for her friends, and for her family. Today's Daily Encourager is dedicated to her.  She would agree that the "Secret to Happiness" is "No Reserve, No Retreat and No Regret".  (David...

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A Second Chance

Posted Jan 6th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


A Second Chance
On New Year's Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played the University of California in the Rose Bowl. In that game a man named Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for California. Somehow, he became confused and started running 65 yards in the wrong direction. One of his own teammates, Benny Lom, outdistanced him and downed him just before he scored for the opposing team. When California attempted to punt, Tech blocked the kick and scored a safety which was the...

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The ABC's of Starting Over

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


The ABC's of Starting Over
Are you hoping 2022 will finally be different?  Are you ready for a change in your life?  The only way to truly change your life in 2022 is to allow Jesus Christ to change you from within.  There's a wonderful passage in the gospel of Mark that shows us a practical example of how one man changed his whole life.
Mark 10:46-52   "Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd,...

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Yesterday, Today and Forever

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


Yesterday, Today, and Forever 
The ancient Romans called the first month of the year January, naming it after the Roman god Janus. You see, Janus has two faces. One face looks back at the year past, and this face is filled with sorrow and dismay and perplexity; the other face looks forward to the new year with hope and cheer and confidence. This cycle repeats year in and year out, with the new year becoming the old and optimism turning to...

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The Key to Victory in 2022

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


Each year, the first Daily Encourager we share is part of an old sermon I preached years ago.  Although it is slightly longer than our usual Daily Encouragers, I hope you will take the time to read it and allow it to encourage you as you begin 2022...
"The Key to Victory in 2022"
Philippians 3:13-14
THE KEY
The key to victory in 2022 is Philippians 3:13-14. Paul was using the illustration of a race to describe his life. He was in the home stretch,...

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The Geese

Posted Dec 24th 2021, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


The Geese
There was once a man who didn't believe in the incarnation of Christ or the spiritual meaning of Christmas, and was skeptical about God.
He and his family lived in a farm community. His wife was a devout believer and diligently raised her children in her faith. He sometimes gave her a hard time about her faith and mocked her observance of Christmas. "It's all nonsense - why would God lower himself and become a human like us?! It's such...

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The Reason For the Season

Posted Dec 23rd 2021, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


The Reason for the Season
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."  (Luke 2:11)
 
A recent poll revealed that almost half of all Americans surveyed choose Christmas as their favorite Holiday. The wintery season, with or without snow, has come to hold a beloved place in the hearts of most people around the nation. For many, the cold (or cooler) weather, accompanied with the white and colored lights that decorate...

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The Gift of Self

Posted Dec 22nd 2021, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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Our Greatest Need

Posted Dec 21st 2021, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Our Greatest Need
If our greatest need had been information,
     ...God would have sent us an educator;
  
If our greatest need had been technology,
     ...God would have sent us a scientist;
If our greatest need had been money,
     ...God would have sent us an economist;
If our greatest need had been pleasure,
     ...God would have sent us an entertainer;
But our greatest need was forgiveness,
     ...So God sent us a Savior.
"One Solitary Life"
He was born in an obscure village
The child...

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