Author:Hope Community

The Presence of Christmas

It’s Christmastime. A time to start preparing for parties, presents, and plans to celebrate. We anticipate and look forward to this time of year...

How’s Your Advent?

In a day when the news is barking at us with allegation after allegation, with reaction after reaction, it's time to take a deep breath and prepare. Prepare our hearts,...

Generous and Joyful

About twelve or so years ago, I spent quite a bit of time with a dear friend attending her son's soccer games. During the hours spent on the sidelines, I...

Jesus Is So Real to Them

One of the gifts Hope Church has given me is to shape me more deeply as a global Christian, connected to the body of Christ all over the world. I...

Do Something

As I am writing this blog, I've just stopped watching a major network evening news show.  As has been a more frequent occurrence, I had to turn off the TV...

Wonder Woman Goes to Church

  "You're not ready," Diana's Mom said to her. Everywhere she went, people told her: "No, you cannot enter the war room." "No, you can't fight Ares." "No, you can't carry...

Hope Shores Mission Field

Yonathan and I are so excited to be the new Camp Co-Directors of Hope Shores Bible Camp and Retreat Center. It is with great honor and even greater humility that...

Do you have room for one or two more?

Thanksgiving Dinner. Sweet potatoes covered with marshmallows, green bean casserole, 3-layered jello salad, a huge turkey with salty stuffing, multiple flavors of sweet pies. Most of this made me want...

Living in Perilous Days of Evil

  Another senseless rampage. It's hard to respond anymore, isn't it? Our shock and horror has turned into a gut-wrenching, muted lament. Like Job, events often begin with a perspective that the...