Tag Archives: hope

My Beautiful Mess

The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14 In 1999, I had made such a mess of my marriage I had to resign the church I had led for thirteen years … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Waiting for Christmas

From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4 I hate waiting. I am the sort of person that when … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Forgiveness is Hope

Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. Matthew 18:21-35 At 2:15 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Overcoming Despair

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God. Psalm 42:11 Many of you might have heard of the pastor … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hands of Hope

I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. ~ Psalm 16:8 All of us remember on January 28, 1986 the horror of seeing the Space Shuttle Challenger explode over the Atlantic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Killing Giants

 “Sometimes fear does not subside, and we must choose to do it afraid.”  ~Elisabeth Elliot When have you been most afraid? I could tell you about breaking my leg in the wilderness and lying on the ground for two days … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Feeling Alone and Unloved This Christmas?

Madelyn Murray O’Hair, the outspoken atheist who was instrumental in getting prayer removed from public schools seemed, on the surface, to be tough as nails. Yet recently her journal was uncovered and numerous times she had written, “Somebody, please love … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment