Hope :: With Thankful Hearts

Photo by Erol Ahmed – edited using Photoshop Hello, beautiful readers! For those of you in the United States, we are in Thanksgiving week. This means that a lot of people will be taking the time to slow down, spend time with loved ones, and express their gratitude for many different things. This is admirable,Continue reading “Hope :: With Thankful Hearts”

Weekend Whispers :: Hebrews 10:24-25

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. NLT It’s very easy for us to make excuses to not gatherContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Hebrews 10:24-25”

Hope :: Surround Yourself

Photo by Hannah Busing, edited with Photoshop by Brittany Stonestreet I will be the first to admit that I have a difficult time leaving my home except for the necessities. I’m outgoing, but I’m an introvert at heart. I have difficulty attending social events, especially when I don’t know most of the people there. However,Continue reading “Hope :: Surround Yourself”

Hope :: Prioritizing

Kota performing his top priority Hello, all! I may be a handful of hours late on getting this blog post out to all you wonderful readers, but it’s here! I digress. Life has been crazy as of late. I have classes, I started working in retail, I’m about to start working as a WordPress editorContinue reading “Hope :: Prioritizing”

Hope :: Joy Can Be Found

My nephew, Ewan, on September 26, 2022 taken by Alyssa Stonestreet and posted to Facebook; picture downloaded and used with permission. The Joy of Children Kids kind of scare me, which some people find surprising since I taught elementary school for three years. However, one thing I love about kids is how they find joyContinue reading “Hope :: Joy Can Be Found”

Weekend Whispers :: Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”“No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” NLT I don’t know about you, but I feel like this goes against everything today’s culture lives for, especially in the United States. Don’t get meContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Matthew 18:21-22”

Hope :: Forgiveness is Necessary

pre-edited photo by Christopher Stites What is Forgiveness? Forgiveness is the letting go of anger and resentment. It’s removing the expectations you hold for other people and moving on with your own life. Forgiveness is allowing love to reign in your life rather than hate. When you forgive others, you’re not forgetting the things they’veContinue reading “Hope :: Forgiveness is Necessary”

Weekend Whispers :: Isaiah 40:28-31

Have you never heard?    Have you never understood?The Lord is the everlasting God,    the Creator of all the earth.He never grows weak or weary.    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.He gives power to the weak    and strength to the powerless.Even youths will become weak and tired,    and young men will fall in exhaustion.But those who trust in the Lord will findContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Isaiah 40:28-31”

Hope :: Relying on Others…

Photo: My dagger – a gift from my father – image edited in Photoshop Relying on others is a double-edged sword, or dagger in the picture above. Don’t worry, the edges of said dagger are pretty dull. Anyway: I’ve spent most of my life relying on the acceptance of others to find motivation. I’ve neededContinue reading “Hope :: Relying on Others…”