Thursday, August 24, 2017

Eleven Ways YOU Can Share Your Faith

Here’s a way to share your faith.  It’s not hard to do, and  it can be a wonderful blessing for people in your life.  

  1. Look for people you could encourage with a written note.  This could be anyone the Lord brings to mind.  
  2. Write a personalized “blessing” for someone, sending it as a birthday, anniversary, or congratulations card.  
Write like you’re talking to this person.  Avoid cliché; make this like a warm, caring conversation.  Handwritten is very nice, but you might feel like writing more if you can do it on the computer. It’s following through with the idea that counts.  

Jot down a basic outline on one of these topics: 
  1. Tell how you came to faith in Jesus. 
  2. Tell about a recent little lesson in faith that God has taught you. 
  3. Tell the story of a big challenge or problem you’ve conquered in your life.
Write to share this with your children, and perhaps other close relatives. After you’ve done the first draft, let the writing “sit” for several days.  Then go back and see what improvements you can make.  Write like you’re talking to someone, but also include pertinent facts and descriptions that help your reader to visualize the situation.  
    Ask yourself: is it bragging or complaining?  Or, does it let God’s love and joy shine through? 

THE GIFT ONLY YOU CAN GIVE  (Yes, there's a little more to read...)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Looking at Success

        Our latest little booklet is ready for you,  "Looking at Success."  It's #93, and is a quick read with some ideas for you to consider.  Hopefully, it will be helpful and encouraging to you.  There's no charge.  Drop us a line via email; - -  we do not sell or give away your address to anyone. 

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Yes! You Can!

You can come out of this stronger
if you’re determined to do good,
if you learned something that you should,
if you want to now . . .  you could . . . 

You can come out of this stronger!
Take a new look at what went wrong.
Don’t sing a “I’m Defeated” song.
Let new ideas come along.

You can come out of this stronger!
You’ve got things to be thankful for.
Your faith in God is at the core.
Don’t be so upset anymore.

You can come out of this stronger!
Toss aside that frowning brow.
You didn’t really forget how.
Give yourself a smile right now.

You can come out of this stronger!
Of course you can, you really care!
Put words to your heartfelt prayer.
Remember that the LORD is there!

by Elaine Hardt ©2017