With the ecomony the way it is and lack of jobs, people need encouragement more then any else right now. Americans have a lot of pride and many won’t say they are struggling but they are. My daily prayers have included struggling teen moms, the unemployment of many hard working people, the american education system and our political system. My prayer is it to be fixed but I can do it with Him who gives us strength. But what I can do is to encourage someone I know that might be having a hard time or volunteering when I can.  Sending a card won’t get someone a job but it will help them focus on something positive if only for a minute.  Do you have a minute to give someone a call or send a card to? You CAN make a difference in someone’s life even if for a moment. Below is a scripture that was an encouragement to me and I hope it is to you.

1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,… (NIV)