Tag Archives: Hope

A Strange True Hope

In my flesh I’m so resistant to hope. God asks me to hope in Him (Why am I so discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again — my … Continue reading

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A Powerful Explosion

Imagine sitting in the stands at a drag race. You’ve been waiting for some time but still the cars have not rolled out to compete. In fact, you’ve been waiting for so long that all the ice in your soda … Continue reading

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Hope for the New Year

I think the only way I can have hope these days is through my faith in God. It’s faith that gives me hope. There’s nothing better than to take a risk, to have courage in something that I can’t see … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution 2013

America is hurting. She’s searching for an answer. She’s been raked and her wounds are bleeding out. A country groping the darkness in search of the light. Our schools are failing. Our relationships are failing. Our peace of mind is … Continue reading

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Bug Crawling

Suppose writing is like bug crawling. You pick a window in the sun, an expanse that captures a breath of your life-sized dream. And the passion is to make it across that window as fast as you can because it’s … Continue reading

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Shooting Baskets

I wonder if prayer is something like shooting a basket? Jesus tells me to pray that the ball will go in the hoop, so I pray, and then I shoot. The problem is, I’m standing on the opposite side of … Continue reading

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Good Courage

Too often I lose sight of God. Fear gets in the way, and instead of living a life free in grace, I draw inward into a swamp that smothers the hope out of me. I become critical, struggling to swim … Continue reading

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