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Staying in Hope

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Hope Eliminates Shame

How many times do we invite the verdict of shame? Can we find our authentic selves, dare greatly and let hope eliminate shame? Continue reading

Hope Creates Traditions

Most of us try to create traditions within our families. Reverend G and her son, Jacob, guarded the tradition of family dinner after church on Sunday. (I know this because she told me; i.e. fictional characters talking to the writer again  http://amzn.to/1rXlCyh). For my son and me, one of our favorite traditions has revolved around … Continue reading

Hope’s Foundation

Most of my followers believe there is one true God, and they follow the Christian faith. If you fall into that category, then this blog post is nothing new. You can forward it to a friend or a neighbor. However, the internet is a vast mission field and long after I am gone – I … Continue reading

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

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

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