WordPoints Daybook Series

Daily 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.”

If you have profited from using these daily readings, I would be glad to hear specifically how they’ve helped you. Drop me an email anytime.

Gary Henry ([email protected])

“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).

Enthusiastic Ideas - Vol 1 - WordPoints Daybook Series

Vol 1 – Enthusiastic Ideas. A good word to think about each day, suggesting fruitful areas for character growth. [More …]

More Enthusiastic Ideas - Vol 2 - WordPoints Daybook Series

Vol 2 – More Enthusiastic Ideas. A second year’s worth of positive daily concepts to contemplate for wisdom and motivation. [More …]

Diligently Seeking God - Vol 3 - WordPoints Daybook Series

Vol 3 – Diligently Seeking God. Daily meditations on our deepest need: our inner yearning for the God who created us. [More …]

Reaching Forward - Vol 4 - WordPoints Daybook Series

Vol 4 – Reaching Forward. Encouragement each day to think more about the future, always seeking higher ground. [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!

Gary Henry

P.S. You can subscribe to the free daily emails or you can buy hard copies of the books . . . or I suppose you could drop by my office each morning, and I’ll read the day’s essay to you out loud. 😉

Empathy (August 17)

Empathy (August 17)

Almost always, “whether we understand” should be dealt with before we turn our attention to “whether we’re being understood.” In the matter of understanding and empathy, there really is a sense in which it is more blessed to give than to receive.

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Zerrissenheit (August 17)

Zerrissenheit (August 17)

God is lovingly concerned about our brokenness. He knows that we are “weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” At a cost that we cannot count, He has made it possible for us to seek Him, find Him, and find in Him every bit of the wholeness we have lost.

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When We Think All Is Lost (August 17)

When We Think All Is Lost (August 17)

Hopelessness is a problem of perspective. It comes from not seeing the larger reality that always surrounds the small set of circumstances in which we may lose something. There is always a larger battle going on that may be won.

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