OK.. so I need to work on my Vlogging skills. I also need to work on my time management skills to make it so that I don’t only have time for one quick run-through of my vlog and I can re-record if I need to…

Anyway, if you don’t want to watch the video, the vlog talks about encouragement.

Tony was a great guy and an awesome encourager and, at his funeral, my Dad told this story:

Tony was a great encourager but sometimes he would see my Dad and want to impart some encouragement but have no inspiration as to what to say right then and there.

In those moments he would walk up to my Dad, lay his hands on Dad’s shoulders, look him straight in the eye and say “ENCOURAGEMENT” as forcefully, lovingly and encouragingly as he could.

For most of the people reading this, I don’t really know you. I don’t know how you’re feeling, what’s going on behind-the-scenes in your life, what’s hurting you, what’s preying on your mind, what your deepest needs and cries to God are – I don’t know anything except what comes out in your tweets and your blog (if you have one).

That doesn’t change the fact that I want to be able to be an encouragement to you though.

So, in whatever way possible through the medium of this blog post, I want to lay my hands on your shoulders, look you straight in the eye and tell you that you are appreciated and I want you to feel…


Don’t ever forget that God loves you and that He is with you, always. Be encouraged today that God is with you, He’s in your corner, He’s got your back and that:

we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

It may not seem that anything good can come out of the situation you are in right now but rest assured that God will teach you something through this and He will work in it for the good of those who love him!

Be encouraged today!