"Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.... We urge you, ...encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone" (1 Thessalonians 5:11,14).
"May our LORD Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word" (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17).
"You can do it!"
"You're doing great!"
"You're almost there!"
"We've got ya!"
"Way to go!"
These are the words that were heard on our grade 7 and 8 overnight trip. The students were very purposeful to encourage each other with their words. Words are very powerful. They can build up or they can tear down. They can push you to climb just that little bit further when you think that you can climb no higher.
God too encourages us. His encouragement also allows us to climb higher and to not give up. Through Him we have eternal encouragement which gives us hope and strength in all things.
Continuing to give thanks...
-a day of worship and a day of rest
-a husband who wins "Dad of the Year" award for holding down the fort and taking care of the children for 2 nights
-flowers from an appreciative husband
-Deborah's arm is not broken (after going for x-rays)
-water fun even in September
-great instructors who gave us all much encouragement
-a talented band of two
-beginning each morning and ending each evening with devotions
-a time to have fun
-wonderful, well-behaved, polite students