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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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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Fiftieth Anniversary

Last Saturday Mother, Ray, and I went to Coopertown, Tennessee, to celebrate the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mother’s first cousin and her husband. In the area where my ancestors settled before Tennessee became a state, we reconnected with cousins Mother…

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