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Building One Another®

A Podcast About Encouragement

Be a Balcony Person!


Building One Another  

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11

Be a Balcony Person!

Dear Friend,

Years ago, Bruce Larson and Keith Miller wrote about the difference between basement people and balcony people.[1]

Basement people wear you out and tear you down. “It won’t work. Why didn’t you do it right? What’s wrong with you?”

Balcony people bear with you and build you up. “You can do it. I’m with you. You are amazing!”

In our often tough and tense time, it’s the balcony people who put us on our feet (see Job 4:4).

Consider the people in your own life and the ways you relate to them. From their perspective, are you a basement person or a balcony person?

What words will you speak and what actions will you take to lift their spirits?

The theme of the Building One Another podcast comes from I Thessalonians 5:11. You can see right away our Lord encourages us to get on the balcony: Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Joy to you - Stan

© Copyright 2021 E. Stanley Ott

Scripture from the ESV

[1] The Passionate People

Show Notes

  1. Think of a couple of balcony people in your life - who have encouraged you. What did they say? What else did they do?
  2. Contrast them with a couple of basement people in your life.
  3. How do you see yourself - as a basement or balcony person - how do others experience you?
  4. Decide to be a balcony person and begin today with the people in your life!

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