H Is for Hope

Apr 10

H Is for Hope

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13   We tend to think of hope as a thought-wish, something we want to believe could happen. This “wishful thinking” weakens the value of hope because the source of...

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Squeezing Good Out of Bad by James N. Watkins

Oct 21

Squeezing Good Out of Bad by James N. Watkins

For many years I have been a fan of the wit and wisdom of James N. Watkins. He weaves his natural sense of humor into serious subjects with seamless ease. And trust me, his sense of humor is warped like mine! Check out this “stand up” routine Moses could have given with his back against the Red Sea: “Hey, how’s everybody tonight? Well ‘shofar,’ so good (rim shot)....

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Hope Stands by Samuel Kee

May 03

Hope Stands by Samuel Kee

Hope Stands Ten Reasons Why You Must Not Give Up Samuel Kee 2010 182 pages   Samuel Kee was preparing to speak at a youth retreat when he felt a burden to speak on suicide. He prepared his message and the day before the event, the youth pastor called to tell him one of the students in the group had just committed suicide. Understandably, his message struck a...

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Bags of Hope for the Homeless

May 05

Bags of Hope for the Homeless

I want to make a difference and I bet you do, too. So when I find meaningful ways to take simple actions that make a difference, I want to share them with you. I recently read about a young girl who wanted to make a difference and her story impressed me so much, I’ve followed up on her ministry and decided to follow her lead:   There are all sorts of ways to...

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Gregory L. Jantz (@GregoryJantzPHD) Speaks to Those Who Have Been Wounded by Hope

Apr 11

Gregory L. Jantz (@GregoryJantzPHD) Speaks to Those Who Have Been Wounded by Hope

We’ve all experienced a hope that was unfulfilled. Waiting is never easy. Hope begins to wane as we realize our hopes will not be realized. But for some people, unrealized hopes have become a wound and a prison that keeps them from hoping in God. The worst kind of pain comes from being afraid to hope in God because He seems to have disappointed us in the past. Dr....

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