Encourage One Another And Build Each Other Up

I know that even the kindest bloggers have their trolls, but the little corner of the blogosphere that I spend my time in is overwhelmingly supportive. We cheer each other on as we train for and complete a big goal race. We sympathize when an injury derails our plans. We laugh with each other over our runfessions. As cathartic as it can be to curse in traffic or vent about how someone else has wronged you, it’s much more uplifting to share a smile–or a wave.

Encourage One Another
This Bible verse comes from one of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. He was advising them how to live their lives until Jesus returned, telling them to “put on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet,” and above all to encourage each other and build each other up.

This week, I am encouraging the herbs I planted to survive the process and keep growing. I am encouraging my daughter as she transitions to a new position at work. I am encouraging my son as he faces graduation without his “what’s next?” figured out. 

I would like to encourage you to make a donation to the American Heart Association through my Lawyers Have Heart donation page. This cause always has been important to me, but became even more so after I lost my Dad to sudden heart failure. I am signed up to run the Lawyers Have Heart 10K June 11, and will be sharing more about it between now and then. 

Deb Runs

This week’s Wednesday Word is encourage. I hope I can encouraged you today!

 
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18 Responses to Encourage One Another And Build Each Other Up

  1. Carla says:

    And you, my friend, are so so good at always encouraging ME.
    Ill keep both your children in my prayers <3
    Ahhhh transitions.

  2. So much more satisfying to encourage instead of tearing down!
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Encourage others: it’s rewarding!My Profile

  3. I love our little corner of the world. My running has improved dramatically thanks to all the encouragement I get from fellow bloggers like you!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…How to Encourage Yourself to Push Through a Tough RaceMy Profile

  4. That is one of my favorite Bible verses 😉 Yes, our little online family is wonderful 😉
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Running in the Rain:101My Profile

  5. I know another blogger that usually runs that race! what a good cause!

  6. Sonia says:

    Great verse! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Hebrews 10:24-25 is also an encouraging one.
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  7. Happy to be a part of your encouraging group of friends 🙂
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Girls on The Run Season Recap & 5KMy Profile

  8. Tamieka says:

    What a lovely post.

    I was considering the Lawyers with heart (close to me as well because of my mom)but not sure of my son’s soccer schedule and with my daughter now having to be at the gym by 9 on Saturdays, Saturday races may be a no go for me ;(.

    Come on herbs….you can do it!! Our Zinnias we planted on Sunday were wilted by Monday ;(, I too am encouraging then to grow 😉

  9. Very encouraging post! I love all the encouragement & support from fellow runners & bloggers!
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  10. Pam says:

    You are always so encouraging Coco, and like you mentioned, most bloggers do the same. It is especially fun to meet other bloggers/runners at local and travel races. Hopefully I will be in DC sometime for a race that you are also running.
    Pam recently posted…The comparison trapMy Profile

  11. Love that verse! I know that I am deeply grateful for all of the encouragement I have received from fellow runners and bloggers, and I hope I’m always paying it forward.
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…Weekly Wrap #17My Profile

  12. I love this post! So encouraging!
    Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com recently posted…The Struggle Is Real: Self-DisciplineMy Profile

  13. Lauren says:

    I love our little positive community! And it is so fun to meet other like-minded individuals who share my passion of positivity and running!
    Lauren recently posted…Encourage Runners TodayMy Profile

  14. I think encouraging make both people feel better. I know I feel better when I encourage others, and who doesn’t love a little encouragement here and there?

    Thanks for linking up!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…My Week Ending With The Chicago Spring HalfMy Profile

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