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Staying in Hope

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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

When Hope Requires Faith

My crisis may have been a byproduct of SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder – this blasted gloominess that begins in the sky, then wraps itself around my soul. It definitely resulted from an unexpected car repair which set me back almost $700. And it probably came as a result that today is my mother’s birthday … Continue reading

Learning Treasures of Hope

Because one of my core values is life-long learning, I am always reading and scouting out new resources. As a writer, I yearn to pen unique words or phrases that leave my readers with their own a-ha moments, something to think about all day, some treasure that leaves a taste of hope in their lives. … Continue reading

God’s Faithfulness Plants Hope

For several hours on New Year’s Day, my son and I shredded old receipts and files from 2004. Tax professionals report that we only need to keep 10 years of receipts, so to make room for the 2014-2015 files – we shredded the past. As I looked through those files, I remembered the fun and … Continue reading

Hope Finds a Memory

One of the Christmas gifts I gave my son was a DVD of the movie, “The Monuments Men.” The movie wasn’t popular with the critics, but we thought it was great – inspirational, historical and cast with several quality actors. Besides the plot line and the suspense, the reason I enjoyed it so much was … Continue reading

Hope Finds a Purpose for Christmas Cards

Throughout the years, I have received many beautiful Christmas cards. So…what to do with them after Christmas? Just pitch them while cleaning up all the decorations and torn wrappings? No way. Sometimes I frame cards. One framed card hangs in my office – a reminder to stay in JOY all through the year. But my … Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

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