Giveaway Winner Plus Power-of-Our-Words Quote

4686348235_444f5f004c_zAnother Life Notes Subscriber Appreciation Giveaway is now in the books. And I’m happy to announce that with the help of RANDOM.ORG, we have a winner of the $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble. That lucky Life Notes subscriber is . . . Chandi! Congrats, Chandi, and enjoy!

As always, I wish I could give a gift card to each and every subscriber, but since I can’t do that, allow me to encourage and inspire you with a great quote today. In his book Love Does, here’s what Bob Goff has to say about the power of our words:

“Words can launch us. We don’t need to be a dean [of admissions] to say words that change everything for someone. Instead, God made it so that ordinary people like you and me can launch each other . . . I believe it’s true that the right people can say words that can change everything. And guess what? We’re the ones who can say them.”

Friends, our words have power. Let’s use them to encourage, comfort, challenge, and inspire others. Let’s use them to launch one another. Let’s use them for good.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1Thessalonians 5:11

*When has someone’s words launched you or made a difference for you?

*Flickr photo by bengrey, Creative Commons License


  1. Thanks, Cheryl!! Your site is always so positive and inspirational!!

  2. Words are so powerful, huh? I can think of things people told me in letters or in notes that have stuck in my mind since then, encouraging me.

    I want my words to do the same for others. What’s that verse? “He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed”? I like that. :)

    Have a great week. I find your sweet spirit encouraging too, Cheryl. How is writing going?

    Jennifer Dougan

    • Aww, Jennifer, thanks so much! I love that verse about refreshing others, too. On the writing front, I’m busy getting my manuscript and some extras ready to send to the publisher in the next few days. Busy! :)

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