Tag Archives: hope

SATURDAY BEFORE SUNDAY (Live. Pray. Hustle. 04/15/17)

Many times, we feel as though darkness is all around us. When things are bad enough, they seem to get even worse. When the pathway of our journey is dimly lit and we feel like there is no more hope, … Continue reading

HOPE (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/09/17)

Hope is an element of adversity. Hope is not a feeling; it’s a way of thinking and being. If we want to be hopeful, we have to lean in, stop running, cease avoiding pain, and let ourselves struggle. We are … Continue reading

Enthusiastic (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 366)

Romans 12:11-12 (NLT) Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Many people get excited about starting a new project or setting a new … Continue reading

New Book Now Available: “The Greatest Giver”

Light • Joy • Wonder • Possibilities • Peace • Victory • Purpose • Love • Hope • Forgiveness • Grace • Eternal Life  The gift of Jesus Christ to humankind is the greatest gift ever given. But it is … Continue reading

Peace and Confident Hope (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 360)

Ephesians 1:18 (NLT) I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. We hear the … Continue reading

4 Things that Happen When We Create and Hold On to Expectations (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 351)

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” — Alexander Pope Sometimes, we go through life allowing expectations to get the best of us and to hold us back from new and better opportunities that are … Continue reading

From Life to Life to Life (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 264)

Romans 8:11 (NLT) The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within … Continue reading

Hopeful Expectations (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 262)

Psalm 130:5 (NLT) I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. Isn’t it interesting how we tend to count on people more than God? We put faith in … Continue reading

Your Will Be Done Leads to Trust (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 258)

Matthew 6:10 (NLT) May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. God has a specific plan and purpose for each and every one of our lives. The Bible tells us that … Continue reading

People Will Judge, Let God Defend (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 248)

Psalm 62:5-6 (NLT) Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. There are always going to be … Continue reading

I Won’t Be Shaken (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 232)

Psalm 16:8 (NLT) I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. There are some things in this world that can shake us to our core if we let them. … Continue reading

Keeping Watch Always (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 174)

Psalm 121:7-8 (NLT) The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever. When our difficulties and dangers are at their highest, that … Continue reading

Trust (Live. Pray. Hustle. 06/16/16)

Life is a juxtaposition of hope and pain; the point of balance is trust. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Black Cloudy Maze (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 112)

Psalm 42:11 (NLT) Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God! David asks a compelling question here: Why am I discouraged? … Continue reading

Squeezed by Discouragement (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 111)

Psalm 34:18 (NLT) The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Discouragement is a common ailment for all people. Even the best people feel like throwing in the towel at times. We’ve all had … Continue reading

Because of Jesus … (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 87)

1 Peter 1:3-4 (NLT) All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great … Continue reading

The Greatest Comeback (Live. Pray. Hustle. 03/27/16)

Find your strength and place your hope in the One who made the greatest comeback that ever was. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Something Greater Is Coming (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 86)

John 19:41-42 (NLT) The place of crucifixion was near a garden, where there was a new tomb, never used before. …Since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. After Jesus’ earth-shattering death on the cross, it’s hard … Continue reading

Beauty for Ashes (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 84)

Isaiah 61:3 (NLT) …he will give a crown of beauty for ashes… The fragility of life holds an important reminder for us. We may feel as though we are invincible, but living in this world can show us that we … Continue reading

Where Do I Put My Hope? (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 83)

Psalm 39:7 (NLT) And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. Life is both short and uncertain. The tragedies and terrors that exist in the world are troubling to the soul and spirit. … Continue reading