Giving an encouraging word is a lost art, one that needs finding. Giving written encouragement is hospitality with a stamp.
I gave Melissa a baby shower. It was easy to do because she’s easy-going and lovely. Two weeks later I received a Thank You-Note-Made-in-Heaven. I read it out loud to my children, my husband, myself (more than once.) It’s now my new bookmark just in case I forget how great Melissa made me feel. Giving encouragement is a lost art that needs finding.
Melissa knows the art of encouragement. I was on the receiving end of her artful words.
Do you keep notecards by your quiet time chair? (Do you have notecards?) (Do you have a quiet time chair?)
Paul was good with an encouraging word:
I thank God through Jesus for every one of you. That’s first. People everywhere keep telling me about your lives of faith, and every time I hear them, I thank him. Romans 1:8-12 MSG
Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. I Thessalonians 1:2-5 MSG
Who could use some encouragement today? First step: buy stamps.
Just arrived home from North Carolina. Encouraging four days at She Speaks 2016! Report soon.
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