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Staying in Hope

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Hope Finds a Treasure

During the last two weeks, three people at separate times have told me, “You are a treasure.” I know this is a compliment and I truly appreciate the sentiment. At the same time, I am a bit nonplussed to be described as such. When I think of treasure, my first impression is an antiquity. The … Continue reading

Hope Lives in Small Towns

After a recent trip to my hometown, I was struck again with the functional differences between the KC Metro and Enid, Oklahoma. In my hometown, most businesses close for Easter to allow families time together. The majority of signs and billboards carry the graphic of either a cross or an empty tomb while the local … Continue reading

Hope Finds Holiness in Surprising Places

During a recent trip to Fort Scott, Kansas, my friend and I discovered a wonderful coffee shop. Our chai lattes tasted spicy yet mellow, and the missional atmosphere of this shop impressed us. Their bookshelves were filled with classics and some Christian fiction. I donated the Reverend G books and promised to bring the third … Continue reading

11 Insights from Sabbatical

Many of you who follow my blog have expressed that you were praying for me this week. Thank you. To honor your kindness, I’d like to share with you the 11 insights God gave me during Sabbatical. Some of them are, of course, repeats – those marching-around-Mount-Sinai-truths we all know. But when God repeats something, … Continue reading

Hope Sits With My Child

Because of our busy schedules, we rarely see each other. This boy child who has become a man in such a short time – my only living child, my son. Yet each time we are together, the emotional bond feels as strong as if we had never experienced a separation. We sit in the living … Continue reading

Transitions that Lead to Hope

Several people I know, including myself, are muddling through transitions. Some of these uncomfortable places feel like restlessness or that awkward limbo when we try to figure out God’s will for a new season. Some transitions happen automatically because of the seasons of life: the empty nest, a new job or a special calling from … Continue reading

Hope Goes Undercover

Except for sports and the news, I watch little TV. But one show intrigues me, and I am beginning to become a fan. “Undercover Boss” creates a situation where the boss disguises himself or herself and goes undercover to discover how the business really works. Usually the boss realizes that working in the factory or … Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

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