When It Feels Like “The End”

These last few weeks have been tough, and because of that, my HOPE has really struggled to stay on its feet. (It isn’t easy stuff we’re going to discuss today.) So, now that you’ve been given fair warning, let’s talk about: When it feels like the end of hope. Where do you turn, or what…

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Those Pesky Little Things

I love being an encourager. I believe sharing HOPE, especially the hope that Jesus Christ has brought to my life, is essential in our day and age. So, would it surprise you to know that I struggle to, stay encouraged? I guess it is because I so often see the glass at least half full…

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Pretty Woman 2.0

Do you remember the movie Pretty Woman? I’ve watched it many times over the years and I love the story because the story revolves around a woman no one in their right mind would ever choose. And yet… our hero Edward, a broken-prince of wealth and stature, sees the remarkable potential in a disillusioned prostitute…

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Let’s Have Tea With Emilie!

I am an avid tea drinker with a small but treasured teacup collection. I am also a huge fan of Emilie Barnes. Though today Emilie is in heaven, I wanted to introduce her and her encouraging words to a whole new audience. So I contacted Harvest House Publishers who generously gave me permission to share…

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Chase The Lion!

But one of the elders said to me, “Do not cry! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, David’s descendant, has won the victory…” Revelation 5:5 I have read some great books in the past few years, but I don’t believe any have impacted me as much as Mark Batterson’s, Chase The Lion! I think…

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Step Into Brave

Quit running away. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Well, we are coming into the last stretch of Batterson’s Lion Chaser’s Manifesto. Here, approaching the finish line, he challenges us, “Quit running away.” I wonder how many Christians have been destined for amazing things, and yet every time they are challenged to…

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Spread Your Wings To A Desperate World

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. — R. Buckminster Fuller Jesus said, “If you love only those who love you, what good is that? Even scoundrels do that much.” Matthew 5:46 It is not easy to love the broken. It’s messy. You will probably have to get your hands very…

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Speak To The Dry Bones

  It was Ezekiel, one of God’s prophets, who wrote these haunting words: “Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the LORD!” Ezekiel 37:4. Speak to the dry bones? To the things that have died? What for? I mean, can you imagine? Why would…

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