Sharing the Hope I Have

Sharing the Hope I Have

We worship a holy God. He is perfect in every way and greater than anyone and everything else on the earth. He has no comparison. His love for us, His creation, has no bounds. In the Old Testament Moses speaks of his desire to tell others of God’s greatness and the hope he has in […]

Hope in the Midst of a Hard Diagnosis

Hope in the Midst of a Hard Diagnosis

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 Storytelling is […]

Hope Along the Way

Hope Along the Way

I often ask the Lord to teach me, to show me the path He has laid out for my life. My desire to do His will is sincere but I often put up roadblocks that prevent me from fully walking in His truth. Psalm 86:11 says, “Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may […]

My Hiding Place

My Hiding Place

You are my hiding place and my shield;     I hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 I don’t know about you, but this is a year when I often want to hide. There is so much ugliness happening around us. People on all sides of every issue are hurting. It’s so easy to default to the outraged ranting that […]

Hope for the Bruised Reed

Hope for the Bruised Reed

Matthew 12:15-21 15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all 16 and ordered them not to make him known. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: 18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,     my beloved with whom my soul is […]

Hope That Does Not Disappoint

Hope That Does Not Disappoint

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5) Anyone who has lived in North America is familiar with pigeons.  I grew up in a farming country in Michigan, and I have memories of […]

The Wonder of Pastor’s Kids

The Wonder of Pastor’s Kids

Psalm 71:5-6, “For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.” The movie Wonder has all the feels. August Pullman was born with a facial […]

I Don’t Want to Live My Best Life

I Don’t Want to Live My Best Life

It doesn’t matter where you look on social media these days, we are always being bombarded with ads that promise to help us “be your best self” or “live your best life”. If you google either one of these statements you will see a list of programs, books, and motivational quotes all designed to guide […]

Shining with Hope

Shining with Hope

I wrote this piece back in January, when the COVID-19 crisis seemed far off and was something only occasionally in my newsfeed. But as the deadline for this piece came closer, I realized that while the topics of everyday conversation have changed drastically for most of us, the sentiment is still the same. While we […]