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The Day of Greatest Joy

Over the last 304 years, Easter Sunday has fallen on April 1 eleven times: 1714, 1725, 1736, 1804, 1866, 1877, 1888, 1923, 1934, 1945, and 1956. Now, in 2018, the...

Depend, Delight, Devote

Hello everyone! My name is Michaela Mandel. I am the newly hired Family Ministries and Hope Shores Program Assistant. I went to UW-Eau Claire and graduated with an Organizational Communication...

ECO: Seeking God’s Way

A report from the Eco National Conference: Even though several of us were delayed more than a day in our flight to Houston due to MSP's Monday closure, we jumped right...

Where Are You?

  As we enter 2018 -- a new year, a new chapter in our lives -- what are we hoping to find? Maybe the first question to ask ourselves is, "Where...

Epiphany: Light of the World

The day after Christmas can sometimes can be a let down, especially in Minnesota. After the holiday is over, we settle in for three or four months more of a...

End-of-Year Charitable Giving Ideas

Several important donation strategies can be useful, especially in light of pending Federal tax legislation. This discussion primarily looks at income tax savings logic. I like to think of tax...

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...

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...