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Staying in Hope

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Hope Finds the Right Apology

Maybe the reason we’re stuck within this national tragedy is because we haven’t yet found the right apology. In their book, “The Five Languages of Apology,” Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas explore the differences between various apologies. Sometimes “I’m sorry” just isn’t enough because each of us comes to forgiveness via a different perspective. Express … Continue reading

Hope Lives in Forgiveness

Thanks to the insights of some prayer warriors, I was recently confronted with an ugliness in my soul. A spirit of unforgiveness had settled within and kept me from living in joyful peace. After a time of confession and intense prayer, by God’s grace, I was able to release the pain that led to the … Continue reading

Hope Offered by Anne Lamott

As an author, I always hope my words will impact readers, but sometimes this goal reverses. Sometimes I find myself changed by another writer’s work. One of those writers for me is Anne Lamott. This week, I was thrilled to attend a presentation by Anne Lamott right here in Kansas City. Anne was, as I … Continue reading

Hope Within Calendar Pages

As we approach the holidays, this year draws to a close. What happened to move us so quickly through 2014? This week, I drove to an office supply store to buy a refill for my planner – new calendar pages for 2015. As I sorted and refilled my planner, I glanced back at the activities … Continue reading

Finding Hope When Faith Changes

These days, I find myself with more questions than answers. Although still based in the original foundations of scripture and relationship, my faith is changing. No longer do I think in terms of black and white. In fact, I spend more time thinking and meditating than I do reciting the rules I grew up with. … Continue reading

Finding Hope While in Limbo

It is not an easy place to be – this no man’s land of unanswered prayers and constantly asked questions. For almost a year now, I have lived in a sort of limbo – questioning whether my role in life has somehow messed with my soul. It is not a question of what I do, … Continue reading

Finding Hope within Alzheimer’s

Inside the birthday card from my mom was a check for twenty dollars. But as I read the card and looked at the check, I noticed something surprising and terrible. Almost immediately, I beat my fists on the kitchen counter and began to sob. Mom had tried to sign her name on the check, but … Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

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