Welcome back to learning how to encourage others nine ways to build others  up. This time, we're going to talk about something very specific. And that is  something you can do tangibly, that builds somebody else up. You know, a lot of  times we don't think about it, but the art of sending letters is being lost. You  know, in Facebook, and in places like that, you know, we can give little  encouragement when it comes to, like, you know, like, like, like, but likes are just everywhere, and in Facebook, and all that it's important to be encouraging. And,  in another class, we're going to actually talk about social media advocate,  because there's a lot of sadness being spread on social media right now. But in  general, to, to utilize social media in a positive way, and to stay away from things that even in a way, a passive aggressive way or little digs. In, you know, in your  heart, how easy that is to do on social media. So for one thing on social media is to just develop a positive attitude and positive posting. But I want to talk  specifically about sending snail mail encouragement, Romans 15:13, may the  God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may  overflow with hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit. You know what that is? That  is an epistle, that is a letter that is a written letter to a group of people. This is a  beautiful time to write snail mail. When was the last time that you actually sat  down and wrote a letter to someone and mailed it to them? Now, that would take some time. But I will tell you, that would be powerful. So here's my challenge.  It's a simple challenge with a very short teaching today is who can you write a  letter to and send the letter to a specific address, a hand written letter of  encouragement, where you put into practice? Some of the things that you've  been learning, the discipline and encouragement, noticing others. Who can you  write a letter to? And I'll even take that one step further. Who can you write an  introduction or a positive word about in your letter? So let's say you're going to  share letter with George in the letter. Can you also share how Susan is a real  blessing so that in a snail mail, they call them snail mail, in a mailing handwritten letter, who can you share encouragement with? So it's a very simple teaching,  but it's powerful. If you can sit down in the disciplined way and send snail mail  encouragement

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