Hope :: Seeing Beyond Yourself

I don’t know about you, but I can be a very selfish person. I become so inwardly focused that I miss what’s happening around me. I thought the picture above perfectly reflected (😉) exactly what I was imagining when I thought about what would be in this post. Oftentimes, we see situations in our livesContinue reading “Hope :: Seeing Beyond Yourself”

Weekend Whispers :: Jeremiah 1:4-8

The LORD gave me this message: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”“O Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”The LORD replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for youContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Jeremiah 1:4-8”

Weekend Whispers :: James 2:14-17

Dear brothers and sisters, what’s the use of saying you have faith if you don’t prove it by your actions? That kind of faith can’t save anyone. Suppose you see a brother or sister who needs food or clothing, and you say, “Well, good-bye and God bless you; stay warm and eat well” – butContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: James 2:14-17”

Weekend Whispers :: Romans 8:14-16

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm thatContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Romans 8:14-16”

Weekend Whispers :: Jeremiah 29:10-12

This is what the LORD says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good andContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Jeremiah 29:10-12”

Hope :: The Ups and Downs

I don’t know about you, but my life is always a series of ups and downs. And I don’t mean the kiddie rides. I mean the full-blown roller coasters that I refuse to ride because… death. Life can be exhausting. It can hurt. We can have all these great things happen. Then one bad thingContinue reading “Hope :: The Ups and Downs”

Weekend Whispers :: Ecclesiastes 11:4

“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.” If you’re waiting for things to be perfect or for everything to line up perfectly before you do anything, you’re going to do absolutely nothing. I don’t know about you, but I’m a pro at ‘what if’ thinking. SometimesContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Ecclesiastes 11:4”

Hope :: Past the Fear

I don’t know about you, but I’m afraid. A lot. Fear can actually be a good thing. In small doses and if it keeps you from doing something stupid. Fear can also keep you trapped and keep you from doing and being MORE. I don’t know what your “more” is, but I know we allContinue reading “Hope :: Past the Fear”

Hope :: Stay the Course

No matter in what stage of life you find yourself entrenched, I’m willing to bet you’re fighting battles in your life. Maybe it’s that it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Maybe it’s that you don’t have anyone supporting you. I could sit here all day naming off things that could beContinue reading “Hope :: Stay the Course”

Hope :: There’s Always Something

I struggle with depression. Sometimes it gets really bad. To the point where someone asks what’s good in my life and I can’t think of a single thing. The past few weeks have been extremely rough. Each day was progressively worse. I love the team I work with, but every single night I was dreadingContinue reading “Hope :: There’s Always Something”