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Issue #023, February 19, 2008

Hi, fellow singleton, and welcome to the February issue of Inspire-O-Gram!

This month's feature article came about from a suggestion by reader Mary Gemmil, in New Zealand. Thanks for the idea, Mary.

Take a look at these tips on how to be a good friend...

And what would Inspire-O-Gram be without our monthly poem? Well, I suppose there'd be a giant blank space on your screen. So instead, here's a brand new rhyme on our theme of friendship:

You'll never run out

Give love away
with no worry or doubt.
There's more where that came from
You'll never run out.

All the sad, lonely misers
who go grubbing about
hug their hearts to themselves,
so afraid they'll run out.

But that's not how life works.
God wants you to give,
and the more that you do,
the bigger you'll live.

You can be a small whisper
or a great joyful shout.
There's plenty for everyone;
You'll never run out.

--Jack Zavada, 2008--

Quote time...

February's quotation comes from Christian writer Gloria Chisholm, from her book Encourage One Another:

"I want to be an encourager. Possibly my loftiest aspiration is to give my life to recognizing the good in others and, by expressing my heart to them, motivating them to be all that God intends for them to be. I want to be a part of seeing God's plan fulfilled in those I love by believing in them, expecting the best from them, and supporting them to that end."

How about you? Do you want to be an encourager? This is one of the most fulfilling opportunities God gives us. If you've ever been hurt, lonely, or afraid, you know how much some honest, heartfelt encouragement meant to you. It isn't hard today to find someone who needs some encouragement. We are most like Jesus when we love and encourage someone.

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Check out these mini-encouragers.

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That wraps up February's issue. I always welcome your comments and suggestions. You can write using this easy contact form.

We'll see you again in March. From the frozen tundra of central Illinois, thanks for reading and God's best to you for a happy life!

Jack Zavada
401 Indiana Ave
Streator, IL 61364 USA