Articles in Encourage

How Jesus Faced His Friday

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Everyone struggled on crucifixion Friday: The disciples struggled to keep faith. Pilate struggled to save face. Faithful women struggled to help Jesus. Pharisees struggled to discredit Jesus. Soldiers struggled to hurt Jesus...... Read full article

Huge Turnout for 'Facing Darkness' Movie

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FACING DARKNESS—the gripping, award-winning documentary of the Samaritan’s Purse organization’s race to rescue two of its medical workers stricken with Ebola—took in $1.2 million at the box office for its March 30 one-night, nationwide screening thro... Read full article

Good News

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The headlines are crowded with bad news and scandals. The truth is, Good News doesn't get talked about. Bad news may be altered a little to sound good, but that doesn’t make it good. Bad news seems more exciting. News services...... Read full article

Who Is Jesus?

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Jesus was a first century carpenter. What made him so influential 2,000 years later?... Read full article

The Answer to Worry

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Ever struggle with worry? Of course you have--everyone has. Whether the issue is our children, our job, our relationships, our health--you fill in the blank--we've all struggled with worry at one time or another.... Read full article

First World Problems

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"Here in suburbia, my worldview can become so myopic...that I lose a sense of the broader, often painful picture multitudes are facing in the world today."... Read full article

Ultimate Stress Busters for a Peaceful Life

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If you’ve been alive in this world very long, you know there are different kinds of stress that can affect our lives. There’s nutritional stress, relationship stress, financial stress, and the list goes on and on...... Read full article

When God Sighed

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To be honest, I didn’t quite know what to do with it. It’s only one word, and not a very big one at that. When I ran across the word, (which, by the way, is exactly what happened; I was running through the passage and this word came out of nowhere...... Read full article

3 Reasons You Should Be Happy Salvation is God’s Free Gift to You

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The Bible is clear: salvation or eternal life with God is something God gives you absolutely free. No strings attached. No conditions. This fact completely flies in the face of human nature.... Read full article

When It's Time To Give Up

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Next month, I’ll turn 37. While this birthday won’t confer any special privileges like voting rights, adult beverages, or Presidential eligibility – each passing year does bring about a deeper regard for the brevity of life. It’s natural, for me...... Read full article