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.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19 & 20
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God&rsqu
After reading the last God Nugget written by John E. called Rejoice 2, I felt called to explore more deeply what John described as joy com from an internal experience, “that radiates from the inside out” like the joy of a parent for their child. This is something that stays with you and is not fleeting like the happiness of a new purchase. John uses the example of how we can feel jo knowing how much our Creato
I'd like to revisit one of Todd's sermons from mid-February titled "Rejoice", which was the second in a series on rejoicing in the Lord. Let's face it, we're all somewhat coronavirus weary, so this is a good time to revisit his sermon. I had covered some time ago the difference between "happiness" and "joy". Happiness is temporary, a fleeting moment that results in a smile. It's mostly an external thing - kinda like goosebumps or b
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During a Right Now Media study of Philippians Jo Saxton posed a question “When you gave your life to Christ, did you invite Jesus into your world or did you surrender to Him”? I know Jesus is always with me but am I letting Him participate in every part of my life? This is something that I believe as a Christian we have to continually work on. Paul was such a great example for us.
For to me, to live is Christ an
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. I Corinthians 12:27
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the sa
The insights and experiences I’m sharing come from in part the book Barking to the Choir. In my last blog, I shard how the author, Gregory Boyle, emphasized the need to drop judgment of people who are radically different and instead offer a gentle touch, a friendly acknowledgment, and a silent prayer of protection.
Boyle’s work has many profound insights that he’s gained over years of worki
I've been saying for some time now that for a retiree like me, the "stay-at-home" order is starting to feel a bit like the "Groundhog Day" movie - every day feels exactly the same. I've got my routine down pat; stay up too late, get up too late, read my Bible for a while (which has been a real blessing!), and eventually ask myself the crazy question "where did this day go"?! So, I want to share my secret weapon trick for maintaining sanity in a considerably
I'm fortunate that during this time of sheltering in place, I'm able to find joy. I'm a super social person, my career, my church life, sports. I love being involved and busy. Yes, I may complain about busy-ness some days. Being busy is what drives me, what keeps me on my toes. Keeps me striving to be better. Well, let's just say there is no time for busy during a shelter in place. Lol. I've been forced to slow down, but I'm doing it on my terms.&nbs
Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. Psalm 105:4
When I think about the current virus outbreak and people talk about how bad things are, I just have to chuckle. Most of these people have roofs over their heads, electricity for their entertainment devices, food in the cupboard, clothes on their backs, fuel for their vehicles, and the most important thing, toilet paper. Many people do not know what it i