Igniting the Encouragement Phoenix

In a recent post about Slaying the Discouragement Dragon, I encouraged readers to overcome discouragement by continuing to work for God and by taking up the sword of his word. While those are crucial strategies you can and should initiate on your own, encouragement from other people can deal a definitive death blow to discouragement. Like … Continue reading Igniting the Encouragement Phoenix

Slaying the Discouragement Dragon

Discouragement can seem as overwhelming as a fire-breathing dragon. It singes your body, saps your energy, and steals your very breath. Like Smaug in The Hobbit, its speech invades your mind and twists your thinking. How can you defend yourself against such an insuperable enemy? Several recent events have discouraged me in my work. In … Continue reading Slaying the Discouragement Dragon