An Encouraging Word 5

Read Jeremiah 29:11-13 God Wants to Lead You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.  -Psalm 16:11 (NIV)  A dilapidated bridge dangles from one end of the canyon to the next. Seventy-five feet below lay sharp jaggedContinue reading “An Encouraging Word 5”

An Encouraging Word 4

by Frances Judge copyright 2020.  Used by permission from the author. The Image of His Heart Frances (Francy) Judge is an inspirational illustrator and author of “Randy’s Steps” a middle grade novel and an award-winning poet published in Clubhouse Jr. and several anthologies.  She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and livesContinue reading “An Encouraging Word 4”

An Encouraging Word 3

God’s Still Small (but not Silly) Voice Early last year I was purchasing some small gifts to hand out at our ministry planning retreat. The theme I had decided on was personal care items. With the lotions, face wipes, etc., the idea popped into my head to buy hand sanitizer. But when it came timeContinue reading “An Encouraging Word 3”

An Encouraging Word 2

Read Hebrews 12:1-3 … for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. — Philippians 2:13 (NIV) As I consider the work of an author—creating, writing, re-writing, and editing until every word is shaped into a cohesive manuscript, I think about Jesus as author of myContinue reading “An Encouraging Word 2”

An Encouraging Word 1

Holding Hands For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13 NIV)My Russian friend Natalia adores her grandchildren. She loves to delight their hearts by creating memorable experiences out of ordinary events, even just walking the familiar route toContinue reading “An Encouraging Word 1”