We started NeedEncouragement.com in 2007. Since then, we have encouraged thousands of people through the website. EncouragingButtons.com started in 2020.
When I was working in the hospital in food service, each day I hand out my "thought for the day" -- messages I have printed on strips of paper to give both patients and staff. I have seen first hand how much they appreciate this.
Then one night, I asked God what He wanted me to do besides work at the hospital and run NeedEncouragement.com. I received besides a clear answer. I felt an inspiration from God that He had lead me to the idea of encouraging buttons. So I did some homework, bought the button maker machine, and the rest is history.
That is how EncouragingButtons.com started. I believe if people would wear a motivational button or putting one on their refrigerator, the good news will keep multiplying...
Since 2007, we have been committed to encouraging people through our other website. God made it clear to me we all need encouragement and inspiration. There is too much negativity in our world, and we need more motivational stories and people in this world. As the story goes, a man and boy were walking on a beach among many starfish that were stranded on the shore. When the boy threw one back into the ocean, the man said, “There are so many starfish, you can’t possibly make a difference.” The boy replied, “I made a difference to that one!”
We can also use the help to support our ministry, NeedEncouragement.com.