Category Archives: Courage

Today’s Quote on Prayer

“Long before a crisis arises or a solution is needed, a wise believer will be seeking God in prayer. In trouble-free times, we can build a foundation of trust and communion with Him that can withstand any hardship.”     ~Dr. Charles Stanley

Scripture for Reflection: John 16:25-33

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A Prayer for Today…

Father, when life feels overwhelming, give me strength. Give me Your presence and comfort, for without You, I’m lost.

~Our Daily Bread

Today’s Quote on Prayer

“Pray for those who are marginalized, oppressed, beaten, tortured, and sometimes even killed for their belief in Christ. Pray for them to experience God’s comfort and encouragement and to be strengthened with hope as they stand firmly with Jesus.”     ~Poh Fang Chia

Scripture for Reflection: II Corinthians 1:8-11; James 5:13-18

 

Today’s Quote on God’s Presence

“There are many things God could give us to help us through life’s challenges, such as material comfort, healing or immediate solutions to our problems. Sometimes He does. But the best gift He gives is Himself. This is the greatest comfort we have: whatever happens in life, He will be with us; He will never leave nor forsake us.”

Scripture for Reflection: Joshua 1:1-9

Forgiveness

Letting Go of Guilt

 

I enjoy reading the nice posts for Mother’s Day and for Father’s Day. A lot of us give extra attention to our parents in May and June, the months set aside to honor them. Sending cards, buying gifts, and spending time with them are some of the ways we let them know how special they are and how much we appreciate them.

Reading some of the accolades about moms and dads made me reflect on the importance of self-forgiveness for parents.

My children are grown. Sometimes I look back and see mistakes I made, missed opportunities, hurried moments, and I cringe. I berate myself for not being a better mother. It is hard for me to focus on the special moments, great memories, or shared laughter and joy.

It makes me wonder if other parents feel the same way.

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A Prayer for Today

“Lord, when we face tough days, surround our souls with Your comforting love.”

~ Our Daily Bread

Today’s Quote on Worship

“Even when we’re in dire circumstances, God can turn our wailing into dancing. Though His healing won’t always look or feel like we’d hoped or expected, we can be confident in God’s ways.”  ~ Xochitl Dixon

Scripture for Reflection: Psalm 30