WordPoints Daybook SeriesDaily Affirmations of Hope and Courage
Defining a new standard for daily devotionals, the WordPoints Daybook Series will be your friend as you strive for spiritual growth. The pages will uplift and encourage you — but they will do so by challenging you to make changes in both your character and your conduct.
Each volume in the WordPoint series strives for balance: a blend of courtesy and candor. I never want to tell anything less than the truth, but I hope to do that in a way that is gracious. My goal is exactly that of Ephesians 4:15: “speaking the truth in love.”
“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).
Vol 1 – Enthusiastic Ideas. A good word to think about each day, suggesting fruitful areas for character growth. [More …]
Vol 2 – More Enthusiastic Ideas. A second year’s worth of positive daily concepts to contemplate for wisdom and motivation. [More …]
Vol 3 – Diligently Seeking God. Daily meditations on our deepest need: our inner yearning for the God who created us. [More …]
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!
When we face difficulty, we find out what we are really made of. In times of ease, we think we know ourselves and we say what we believe in words that sound right to our own ears, but “only after an ordeal of painful self-probing are we likely to discover what we actually believe about God.”read more
Genuine meditation is not easy or convenient. It is a discipline that has to be learned. But not only that, it takes being willing to let go of some of our activities in order to have the time to meditate. We can’t have it both ways, and it’s foolish to try.read more
In every situation, we must ask what is the best thing that can be done, and having done what we knew was best, we must learn to be gratified by the knowledge that we’ve done the honorable thing. Integrity should be a source of joy to us.read more