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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

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