A Word of Encouragement

Following the Truth

Following the Truth I woke this morning and read this scripture. And immediately thought “THIS is what makes me most grateful.” That all my children are following the Truth. In a world where truth is whatever you think it is, I thank God that somehow Michael and I have managed to lead our children to The… Continue reading Following the Truth

A Word of Encouragement · Michele Bruxvoort

Lies I Believed About Buttering Up God

 I believed several lies about prayer and buttering up God. Over the course of the last three years, we have experienced some hard “stuff” both professionally and personally. We would unanimously use the word “robbed”.  Robbed of co-workers through their untimely deaths.  Robbed of time with our daughter.  Through those experiences, I believed the lie… Continue reading Lies I Believed About Buttering Up God

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Discover the Meaning in Life

Discover With the Wisest Man on Earth Even though he was the wisest man of all time, King Solomon discovered much in his life. It’s kind of comforting to know that the wisest man of all time discovered that life is pretty much meaningless. If it was meaningless for him, no wonder we feel that… Continue reading Discover the Meaning in Life

A Word of Encouragement

You CAN Depend on God

  The Lord is good to those who DEPEND on him,     to those who search for him.  So it is good to wait quietly     for salvation from the Lord.  And it is good for people to submit at an early age     to the yoke of his discipline: Have you ever noticed that we tend to grab onto a… Continue reading You CAN Depend on God

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

What would I tell my 20-something self?  Go out and grab it because life will all too soon get full and busy and the next thing you know your 20’s will be twenty years ago. I waited till I was 28 to start planning great vacations and fulfilling dreams. No sooner did I plan a… Continue reading Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

A Word of Encouragement

Rend Your Hearts and Not Your Clothes

Scripture Joel 2:12-14 Eternal One: Even now, turn back your heart and rededicate yourselves to Me; show Me your repentance by fasting, weeping, and mourning.  Rip the wickedness out of your hearts; don’t just tear your clothing. Now return to the Eternal, your True God.     You already know He is gracious and compassionate. He does not anger easily and maintains faithful love.     He is… Continue reading Rend Your Hearts and Not Your Clothes

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The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

Giving Support When I heard the prompt, “support” my mind went in many directions. So many ideas came to mind. Support the hurricane victims Support your ball team Support your local church Support Your Local Sheriff (a Western Comedy) Support me in the whelming flood But my mind kept going to a phrase from a… Continue reading The Solid Rock Can Be Your Support

A Word of Encouragement · Random Thoughts

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Total Eclipse of the Sun Not long ago, we experienced a total eclipse of the sun in the U.S. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had an eclipse, so there was a lot of excitement. Here in Savannah, we were to have a 97% total eclipse. It turned out to be an overcast day;… Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Sun