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"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver."1

Words are such a precious thing. With words we can move people to laugh, to cry, to love us or to hate us. With words we can inspire some to noble deeds of kindness, or if we are so inclined, we can persuade others to dastardly deeds of violence and evil.
Powerful statements can be made from simple quotes. I love reading inspirational quotes and post them in several locations around my home and office. Many times it is these simple quotes that motivate me the most! Take a look at some of them:

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." - Corrie Ten Boom

"The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time." - Douglas Wood

"The tragedy in life," said Albert Schweitzer, "is not that we die, but rather, what dies inside a man while he lives."

Abraham Lincoln said, "The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."

"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." (author unknown)

Ivy Baker Priest said, "The world is round, and the place which may seem like an end may also be only the beginning."
Suggested prayer: "Lord, thank you for words of wisdom that you have given me. Help me always keep them in my heart, and may they draw me closer to you. Let my words always be an encouragement and blessing to those around me as well. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus' name, amen."

1. Proverbs 25:11 (RSV).

Today's Encounter was written by: Crystal B.  

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Richard (Dick) Innes unless otherwise stated.