Michal and Unlikely Hope

Michal and Unlikely Hope

I struggle with understanding some of the stories in the Old Testament of the Bible. David is one of them. I oscillate between feeling like I completely understand his complicated and redeeming story and being confused by the Bible’s statement of David being a “man after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14). How can someone […]

Hannah: Rock-Solid Hope

Hannah: Rock-Solid Hope

“There is none holy like the Lord:     for there is none besides you;     there is no rock like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2 Hannah’s Prayer “How long, O Lord?” is a prayer many of us have prayed – sometimes in faith-filled hope and other times in faithless despair. The Christ-life is a marathon not a […]

Hope When You’re Tired

Hope When You’re Tired

Investing in the lives of people is work – the gritty, dirty, sweaty kind. The kind that requires stretchy pants and a pony tail and comfortable footwear – metaphorically speaking of course. It isn’t confined to tidy schedules, and predictable flow charts, and it doesn’t make for an impressive lifestyle blog or instagram pictures. And […]