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. Read more about my journey.



Abundant New Year!

Ray and I have seen lots of “free breakfasts” at chain hotels. There was a time when they seemed like a real treat to us and our kids. Since we have started traveling so much for Notgrass Company, they don’t…

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Banana Surprise

Sometimes I grab a knife and whack off the stem of my banana, but I usually grab it between my thumb and index finger and pull. You know what happens then. Usually the stem snaps and I start peeling my…

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The Day After Christmas

Boxing Day is celebrated in England on the day after Christmas. The original purpose of the holiday was to honor servants with a box containing gifts,  hence the name Boxing Day. Only a small percentage of Americans today have servants…

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