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What is Your Summer To-Do List?

Our 12-year-old daughter Leah has started a spring tradition where she comes up with 100 fun things to do in the summer. She draws a color-coded chart and makes it...

Listening to One Another

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen…” (James 1:19).  One of the strengths of Hope Church is our ability to listen to one...

Enlarging the Place of our Tent

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtain wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. Isaiah 54:2 After graduating from high school, I lived...

Abraham Envisioned…

I’m often inspired by Abraham’s remarkable faith in God, but lately, it’s his ability to envision that’s challenging me. Abraham envisioned a land, a “city” that God designs, prepares, and builds (Genesis 12:1-3; Hebrews...

Living in the Psalms

“In the book of Psalms there is profit for all, with healing power for our salvation. There is instruction from history, teaching from the law, prediction from prophecy, chastisement from...

Beautiful Feet

Romans 10:15 – And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” We soon...

National Prayer Breakfast

I had the privilege of attending the National Prayer Breakfast on February 7 in Washington DC. It was an extraordinary experience!   I was one of 1500 people in an overflow room,...

True Contentment

Contentment is easier said than done. It is what everyone of us longs for - to be at peace from within and be filled with joy in our inner beings....

The Long Ride Home

Like Mary, we travel to “Dad’s side of the family” each Christmas. There are songs about heading to Grandma’s for Christmas because it is a trip full of anticipation and...

Don’t Grinch the Spirit

December is the most stressful month of the year for me. Nevertheless, in the midst of grading, shopping, and the hustle-and-bustle, I’ve noticed more opportunities to “pursue love … especially...