Love Conquers All

I just heard this song on the radio last night. It was on a Christian station, but definitely stylized as a country song. I would have normally changed the channel, but this song transcends the genre it was created in. The lyrics are a powerful reminder of what we have experienced in our lives and in … [Read more…]

For All the Saints

One of my all time favorite hymns is “For All the Saints”. Nov 1 is All Saints Day and the first week of November has always been significant for me in honoring this church festival. While there have been more contemporary versions of this hymn created, the original tune still brings tears to my eyes. … [Read more…]

Hope Restored (#write31days-Day 31)

I end this #write31days journey in a much different place than I began. It’s an unexpected blessing, which quite appropriately fits the title of my blog. While I had not lost hope prior to a month ago, it was much further in the distance and harder to see. Hope has been restored. The last two … [Read more…]

The Certainty of Hope (#write31days-Day 30)

As I near the end of this challenge, I wanted to find a passage that was a true culmination of my journey of hope this month. This passage from Hebrews was spot on. 13 “When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by … [Read more…]

You Give Hope (#write31days-Day 29)

I heard three different songs before I landed on this one to post today. The lyrics are a powerful reminder that our hope comes from God alone, who is worthy of all the glory and praise! You give life, You are love You bring light to the darkness You give hope, You restore Every heart … [Read more…]

Living Hope (#write31days-Day 27)

3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until … [Read more…]

Change (#write31days-Day 26)

On Monday as I was driving to work I wondered, “Why haven’t the leaves changed? After all, it’s mid-October!” My absolute favorite part of fall, (and there are many) are the changing leaves. The colors become so sharp and breathtaking! On Tuesday as I was driving to work, I suddenly noticed the leaves were changing! Change … [Read more…]

Hope Rising (#write31days-Day 25)

Hope is rising. Yesterday’s post had no expectations from me other than being an outlet to share something deep and personal. I had hope that my sharing would impact others who walked this road in their own lives. After I wrote it, the weight was lifted and I could feel a difference in my demeanor. … [Read more…]

Rock Bottom (#write31days-Day 24)

I’ve been waiting to write this post since I began this series. This topic was one that helped me focus in on the idea of hope. But, I’ve also been postponing writing it, because I knew it would take energy and a look back at a darker time, a moment described as rock bottom. As … [Read more…]