Articles in Encourage

Is it Okay to Tithe My Time Instead of My Money?

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Let’s set the scene: You attend church, read your Bible, and try your best to follow Jesus—you even tithe regularly. But money’s been tight. Either you’re throwing every dime you’re earning at your debt, or you’re in the middle of a difficult work se... Read full article

Receive with Gratitude

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Kelli B. Trujillo “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31). Isn’t this so true? The goodness, very goodness, of our amazing world surrounds us. Pause for a minute and look. Listen. Touch. Taste. Drink. Inhale. Receive. The... Read full article

Local Missionaries Impact Eastside Community.

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A mission field can be found across oceans or be as close as your own backyard. Urban missionaries like the team at H.I.S. BridgeBuilders-San Antonio have worked in San Antonio’s Eastpoint neighborhood for the past 11 years. Led by Executive Director... Read full article

Bulverde Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center 2017 mid-year update.

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Churches in the Bulverde-Spring Branch/North San Antonio area have been supporting the work of the Bulverde Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center, which moved its location to Faithville in early 2017. ... Read full article

God will make our love enough.

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Leslie Leyland Fields is a wonderful study in irony. A New Englander living in Alaska. A poet surrounded by burly fisherman. A gentle soul encircled by the wild waters of the Pacific. A college professor who is equally adept with metaphors and salmon... Read full article

How God Uses the Bible to Change Us.

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The Bible is unlike any other book in the world. Nowhere else has God made himself known so clearly. But God did not give us the Bible simply for informational purposes. God gave us the Bible to transform us so that our lives more clearly reflect his... Read full article

Dreams That Speak

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I woke up wanting to call my grandfather after dreaming he was sick. But the busy day slipped away, and I reminded myself to call after dinner. By bedtime I’d completely forgotten about it. ... Read full article

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS ON UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION

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STAND-ALONE TALE THAT FOLLOWS THE EVENTS OF 2014'S THREE-TIME OSCAR®-NOMINATED EPIC WILL TELL INSPIRING TRUE STORY OF OLYMPIAN LOUIS "LOUIE" ZAMPERINI'S POST-WORLD WAR II JOURNEY... Read full article

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