Daily Inspirational Thoughts

 Daily Inspirational Thoughts
to bless your life.

The topic this week is:

Giving and Receiving

A Monday through Friday Devotional

A week of encouragement!


These are written by Beth McLendon
unless otherwise noted.

Consider using this page

not only as a Daily Devotional for yourself

but also a devotional that you share

with your children and teens.

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Most people need encouragement.

Monday Thoughts

When I was little, my granny would delight in saying,

"I scream. You scream.
We all scream for ice cream."

Today I want to say to those reading this page,

"I scream. You scream.
We all scream for
encouragement at some time in our life."

When someone needs encouragement

and doesn't find it,

bad things tend to happen.

As an expert in DISC personality styles,

I can tell you that the "D" personality style

is the personality style that needs encouragement the least.

"Ds" are the outgoing, task-oriented people who love to lead and get things done.

"Ds" think that giving encouragement
makes people lazy.

But the truth is just the opposite!

The problem is that they do not understand

that "Ds" are about 10% of the population

and the rest of us often need encouragement or we feel like quitting.

The personality style that needs encouragement the most

is the "I" style.

They are outgoing and people-oriented.

They are creative and fun-loving. 

They need lots of approval and recognition.

Without encouragement the "Is" will get little done.

Young "I" children often have discipline problems
because of a lack of encouragement.

"So encourage each other and build each other up,

just as you are already doing."

1 Thessalonians 5:11


Communicating encouragement

is a worthy goal.

We all need encouragement at some time.

Some of us need it a lot.

It is important to teach our children




We need to tell children and teens

that the


they give to someone

may be the very thing that

changes a person's whole life.

Nick (see the man below)

once was going to go home from school 


kill himself.

But one person, said something nice to him,

and that made him want to keep on living.

Let's all try to be

that person to others.


Bible Idea

Consider helping your

children or grandchildren

to create

a simple book

illustrating ways to encourage people.


Sometimes we have to encourage



When I feel down and need encouragement,

I often listen to the following song.


Encouragement from Bethany

Bethany draws her Encouragement from God


Life is full of ups and downs.

Good choices are important.

We need to "Get up" instead of "Give up."

Once you give up, there is no hope.

Let's receive some


First presented the week of July 20, 2015

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