Too much encouragement? No such thing.

There is no such thing as too much encouragement. There is this misunderstanding that too much encouragement can create entitled, superior, narcissistic people, but that’s simply not true. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite.  Behaving like an entitled, self-centered jerk is the mark of someone who feels pretty lousy about themselves. They act like they're better than others, but it's because they don't really think that they are. Encouraging people ...

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Feel Good Friday

  We could all use a little good news these days, so every Friday, Doubting Believer will bring  you things to watch, listen to or read that are sure to make you feel good.   Making It It's not too late to jump on the Making It bandwagon. Parks and Rec fans will not want to miss this new craft competition show (stay with me) hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.  Crafters from ...

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Day 40 #liftupforlent

This is the final installment of the Lift up for Lent series on encouragement. Today we begin the journey of Holy Week, from the joyous shouts of Hosannas to the breaking of the bread at the Last Supper to the cries of "Crucify Him!" to the tragedy of the cross and on to the victory of Easter.  It is quite a roller coaster of a ride. This is perhaps the best ...

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Day 37 #liftupforlent

This is one of my favorite scriptures of encouragement--especially in times when grief or pain or disappointment is so great that I can't imagine ever soaring or running or even walking without feeling weary. I think it's the use of the future tense in this passage that makes it so powerful. It doesn't tell me that those who trust in the Lord find new strength right now or that those who ...

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