We Could All Use a Little Encouragement

William Barclay, one of the world’s most prolific Christian commentators, said, “One of the highest of human duties is the duty of encouragement…It is easy to laugh at [people’s] ideals; it is easy to pour cold water on their enthusiasm; it is easy to discourage others. The world is full of discouragers. We have a Christian duty to encourage one another. Many a time a word of praise or thanks ...

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Day 20 #liftupforlent

Whoever coined the phrase, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," should be severely sanctioned. I mean, I'm sure they are long gone from this life, but still. Words can be so incredibly hurtful and harmful, and unlike the broken bones that result from sticks and stones being thrown, the pain inflicted by words may never heal. A word out of your mouth may seem of ...

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