United Rebuke

In 2 Corinthians 2:6-7, we read: “I believe that your united rebuke has been punishment enough for him. Instead of more punishment, what he needs most is your encouragement through your gracious display of forgiveness” (TPT).  The first thing we read in this passage is that we unite together as a body in the rebuke. … Continue reading United Rebuke

Mutual Concern

As we have been moving through 1 Corinthians, we have been seeing this common theme of interconnectedness. Today is no exception. We read in 1 Corinthians 12:25-26: “He has done this intentionally so that every member would look after the others with mutual concern, and so that there will be no division in the body.In … Continue reading Mutual Concern

Opportunity for Trust

Too often lately it seems like the sky is falling. You’ve been there, right? We each have seasons that seem more trying than others. Usually when a few dominoes fall, it appears as if all the dominoes are going to collapse. This is when the anxiety gets high. This is when the depression settles upon … Continue reading Opportunity for Trust

You Deserve Happiness

As I took my usual morning walks with the dogs, I noticed my neighbor’s yard sign — “You Deserve Happiness.” The sign provides some positivity to the neighborhood at a time when most would agree positivity is needed. The Declaration of Independence declares that we have the right to the pursuit of happiness. Most people … Continue reading You Deserve Happiness

Handle With Care: Add Fabric Softener

Week 3 – Add Fabric Softener [Hebrews 10:24-25] CARING LIKE BARNABAS   Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. … Continue reading Handle With Care: Add Fabric Softener

Encouragement

Encouragement is so important. The Bible tells us to encourage others. I have personally seen encouragement go a long way in a person’s life. Paul wrote how he wanted to encourage others in their faith, but then he said something interesting. He said, “But I also want to be encouraged by yours.” What? He wanted … Continue reading Encouragement