We need to be givers and receivers of encouragement in our home, to our friends on the golf course, and to people in the rest of our life. (Jim Sheard and Wally Armstrong, golf writers)

If you watch professional golf matches on TV, you may wonder how the competitors get along. Are they wishing each other well on their difficult shots or are they, at least secretly, hoping they’ll slice the shot into a sand trap or the water? The authors do well to urge all of us to be encouragers, wishing the best for others and, actually, helping them along the way.

The words of the godly encourage many, (Proverbs 10:21). Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them (Ephesians 4:29).