Welcome to Daily Encouragement!

Hi, I’m Charlene Notgrass. I was born a long time before you, way back in 1953. I loved homeschooling — once I learned how to make homeschooling who our family was instead of something I carried around like a big, heavy burden every day. From the lessons God has taught me, I offer you daily encouragement.

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I was in a ladies Bible class one day that was discussing the definition of religious. One woman taught English as a Second Language classes at a university. She mentioned religious Muslims in her classes who stopped three times a…

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To Dos and Comfort

Ray loves Philippians. I have heard him teach from it again and again. Philippians 4:6-8 is a particularly comforting passage. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord…

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American Ideals

In this time of wide divisions and animosity in America, it is good to step back and remember our founding ideals. The founders of our nation organized our government with certain ideals. It is the duty of American citizens to…

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