Rooster Cogburn, Bruised Reeds, And Smoldering Wicks

At the end of True Grit, Matty Ross has been snake bit and is dying. Rooster Cogburn mounts her horse and rides her to the nearest town he can find. The town isn’t anywhere nearby and so he rides the horse through the cold night for miles and miles and miles. The horse is giving […]

What is Your Most Encouraging Verse in the Bible?

What has been the most encouraging verse in the Bible to you? Here are some of my favorites: 1 Peter 1:3-4 – “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us […]

An Encouraging Sunday

After a great Bible class, wonderful singing and a powerful sermon on involvement, we finished up with 3 baptisms and a “dinner on the grounds.” I feel very encouraged this afternoon. The only dark cloud over the horizon is that Missy and Jonah have gone to Gainesville for a couple of days to visit family […]

Christian Blogs of Encouragment

There are two blogs that stand out to me in how well they offer encouragement to so many people. The first is John Dobbs’ Out Here Hope Remains. Not only does he have a cool last name, he also knows how to help uplift people and carry out many of the “one another” passages through […]