Encouragement for the Weary


Another year is drawing to a close and the year-end holiday season is upon us.  But amid all the gaiety, thanksgiving, feasting, and gift-giving many of us suffer depression and weariness.  Christian blogger David Qaoud offers five inspirational quotes for John Calvin, a sixteenth-century theologian and pastor who himself suffered physical infirmities, criticism, and heartbreak.  You can read Mr. Qaoud’s post here.

Dark though the world may seem, all can enjoy God’s salvation, love and provision.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. . .  Hebrews 3:7, 8

Wishing you all a happy and blessed holiday season!


Setbacks: Setups for Comebacks


I came across a post from another site, theseeds4life, (<– here is the link) and thought it well worth sharing.  We all have times when it seems none of our efforts pan out, no matter what or how hard we try, or how high our hopes when we first set out.  This post supplies much-needed encouragement for such times.  As even the most inhospitable desert inevitably nurtures the tiniest seeds and produces life, our efforts, if we persevere, will produce results.  Thanks to theseeds4life for a great post!