WordPoints Daybook SeriesDaily Affirmations of Hope and Courage
“At once comfortable and elegant . . . a feast for the eye and hand, the soul and mind and heart” (Peggy Rosenthal).
“The reader is in for a strong intellectual and spiritual challenge. The richness of the essays is reminiscent of the wisdom-dense writings of C.S. Lewis” (Ellen Kennedy).
Motivation . . . one page at a time
WordPoints books are what the old-timers used to call “daybooks” — books with a short reading for each day of the year.
- Brevity. The daily readings are concise and to the point, making it easier to read one every day.
- Suggestiveness. Although brief, the essays are highly concentrated. Packing a lot of meaning into a few words, they give us something to think about throughout the day, long after we’ve finished reading the essay itself.
- Discipline. Good things come from daily discipline — we need to have some growth-related things we do every single day. Since reading is one of the most profitable exercises we can engage in, daybooks are ideal tools for personal growth.
If you haven’t tried using a daybook as a part of your everyday routine, I invite you to try one of the WordPoints Daybook Series. These books will help you stay focused on what’s most important!
We need to see sin for what it is: a worshiping of the wrong god. Not many of us would want to be known as idolaters, but that’s what it comes down to when, at the devil’s suggestion, we exchange God, our hearts’ true desire, for anything else at all.
We must delight in God’s holiness. We are to love Him because He is our Creator, simply for His own sake. Love’s joy has to do with giving, not getting. The moment our main focus shifts from the Beloved to ourselves, true joy begins to disappear.
To be truly just and impartial, we must apply the same set of standards to everybody. When called upon to make distinctions and render judgments, we’re tempted to apply a more lenient list of rules to our family and friends than to our enemies.