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.


Somebody Needs to Fix It

Our granddaughter Clara has been listening to Bible verses set to music, including Proverbs 17:22: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Like all children, you never know when what goes into her…

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One by one I have added perennials to my garden. Several years ago I stopped at a nursery and found an inexpensive four-pack of perennials. I am terrible at remembering the names of new things I plant. I’m not even…

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Looking Past the Obvious

An Israelite named Kish was “a mighty man of valor. He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his…

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