Archive of ‘Encouragement’ category

The gift of honor

by Kari Staaland
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A while ago, Pastor Jeremy DeWeerdt spoke a message and mentioned a greeting the people of Tibet use… “Tashi Delay” which means “I honor the greatness in you.” What a beautiful way to say hello! I enjoy complimenting those I love when I see greatness in them. What a difference we could make if we […]

A Blueprint For Faith

by Stacey Welch
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“Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. For by this [kind of] faith the men of old gained [divine] approval. By faith [that is, with […]

Be kind, please rewind.

by Elisabeth Willard
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When I was a kid, I remember seeing this little slogan on the VHS rental tapes we would get from the video store: “Be kind, please rewind.” It was as if rewinding the VHS tape before you returned it was going the extra mile… when really I’m pretty sure we all knew it was simply […]