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An important part of our journey of faith is to share with others what God is teaching us and showing us. The Leadership of Living Hope invites you into this process as we share with you devotionals, God moments and faith experiences. It is our prayer that the few short moments you spend reflecting on these words will encourage and help you in your pursuit of God.

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February 19th 2020
  Is your prayer a steering wheel or a spare tire? Wow! Too often mine is a spare tire. I recently saw this on a sign outside of a church and brought it to my husband’s attention. He mentioned how it fit’s right in with Todd’s sermon from January 26th. Colossians 2: 6-7 says "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and
February 11th 2020
  Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” We all have faith in things, such as when we go to start our car. We have faith it will start. When we go to the doctors we have faith they know what they are talking about. Faith in these things goes without saying. However, our faith is really only as good as the
February 4th 2020
  1 Corinthians 13:6 “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth” 1 John 3:18 “Let us not love with words or kind speech but with actions and in truth” I have had several conversations lately that revolve around the word “truth”. Back in 2016, in response to the current political arena, the media coined the term “alternate truth” and lately a lot of people seem to be using
January 28th 2020
  ”Sow righteousness reap love. It’s time to till the ready earth, it’s time to dig in with God, until He arrives with righteousness ripe for harvest.” Hosea 10:12  The Message Do you want to see a miracle, or better yet, be a beginning of one? Plant a seed of love into another person’s life and top it off with a smile and a prayer. That’s it.  There are many things in
January 20th 2020
  Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 I am not sure when I first learned this; perhaps my late teens or early 20s. I had a friend or two that would ask me to go to the bars with them. Knowing that I did not drink, it was just to get together and chat. But in doing so, I soon learned that a bar was n
January 13th 2020
We tend to equate "Happiness" with "Joy", but they are surprisingly different things. Much of what we do is driven by a deep (and very human) desire for happiness. The very word "happiness" evokes memories of unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning, strolling hand-in-hand with the one you love, being surprised on your birthday, a comedian that makes you laugh so hard that you cry, or a long-awaited vacation in some exotic location. But happiness is also elusive and te
December 11th 2019
       Do you know what I like about the Hallmark TV channel:  the towns, decorations, shops, the people and a kiss under the mistletoe.  I miss that part of Christmas; the laughter of the kids and the anticipation of the big day.      In church what I love most about Christmas is remembering that Christ died for us on the cross, celebrating Christ’s birth starting with advent songs and special music
December 4th 2019
  So you've it from the pulpit I don't know how many times (and will continue to do) but we are called to do life together! You know it, I know it...but it just doesn't seem to happen like it should.  Well I got an email to an article this morning that is worth your time, and instead of trying to capture what it says, I figured I just would just give in to you.  Read it, Pray about it, Reflect on it & Pick one and DO IT!!!
November 26th 2019
  On October 6th Pastor Todd delivered a sermon titled "Now. Here. This." Nope, it's not a typo - the "here" in this refers to the place you're at right now, as in the "here and now". There's a great message in this sermon that bears revisiting, so here goes...   We are all, to some degree, controlled by our calendars. It helps us plan and organize the things we need to do by a certain time. It also provides us with things
November 19th 2019
  I recently shared a verse from Jeremiah about "finding God" and establishing a personal relationship with Him through OUR seeking. I'd like to expand on that a little bit through the concept of "exercising our faith".   I could never get myself to exercise regularly during my working years - even when there were nice workout facilities at Kellogg or in all those hotels I seemed to live in for oh-so-many years. I understoo