We continue to have attacks at our schools. It breaks our heart, but we want to be an encouragement to our listeners in-spite of the brokenness we see in our world!
“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” C. S. Lewis
When you have tough stories to tell, look for an opportunity to focus on the light! Just share the story in your own words with your heart for loving people. A slight refocus from a place of encouragement will make you sound original and creative! Look for an opportunity to frame your language around encouragement!
“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:19
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5
“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” Matthew 6:34