Posts about Hope

A Time to Rise

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 9, 2020 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Hope

“Then he said, Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up.” John 11:11  It is a story we are probably all familiar with. Jesus’ friend, Lazarus, is sick. His sisters send for Jesus knowing their Teacher can heal. Jesus delays his return to Judea until Lazarus has died […]

See Your Way to Hope

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 2, 2020 in Guest Blogger, Hope, Prayer, Wisdom

I sit on the back porch watching my two oldest sons play soccer and giggle boisterously in the backyard below. Like many recent evenings, I am once again not feeling well. I like to fancy myself as a kind of Wonder Woman. (I mean, obviously I’m her doppelgänger and often get confused for her. Happens. […]

When Only Virtue Will Do

Posted by Guest Blogger on December 12, 2019 in Community, Faith, Hope

I’ve been in women’s ministry for about 20 years and one of my favorite things to do is take sisters through a journey of healing while studying the lives of women who were transformed by encountering Jesus. One of my absolute favorites is the woman in Mark 5 – the woman with the issue of […]

From Hearing to Knowing From Hearing to Knowing

Posted by Guest Blogger on December 5, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Hope, Love

“Faith comes by hearing and hearing from the Word of God.” This phrase has been ringing in my head as I’ve spent time thinking about faith,  wondering what it really means. This phrase of Scripture is one that I learned as a child. I put it in my memory bank of Bible verses and Sunday […]

Believe Believe

Posted by Guest Blogger on November 28, 2019 in Guest Blogger, Hope, Wisdom

Have you ever believed in something that ended up in crushing disappointment or embarrassment? Did the experience make you stop believing? Did it make you change what you believed? When we realize life is hard, and some of our believing is crushed by broken promises, unmet expectations, hurt feelings, or disappointments, we have a tendency […]