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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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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
November 12th 2019
  As a church, we talk a lot about the act of SEEKING God (hence our stated mission of "Bringing people into a closer relationship with Jesus") "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will li
November 5th 2019
  I’m not sure you could call it a legitimate prayer. It was just a quick utterance, “Dear Lord, please let there be a lamp that works for mom.” That day when I arrived at her room, mom was sitting mostly in the dark, with just a small table lamp lit. When she saw the confused look on my face, she explained that the cleaning lady had cleaned the top of her torchiere light with a feather duster and the halogen bulb caug
October 17th 2019
    Jan and I have been doing a lot of soul searching and hand-wringing lately regarding our retirement investment accounts. And then (as usually happens) I get a word from God about His will and priorities that fit perfectly into what I need at the moment as I'm reading my bible in the middle of all this...   The Book of Matthew is in many regards a teaching manual directly from Jesus and God's will for us regar
October 8th 2019
  I am currently enjoying a study with Living Hope men as we watch Love Like That by Dr.Les Parrot.  Dr. Parrot outlines six steps to work on to be more loving like Jesus.  First we are taught that we need to be more mindful of people around us.  I know it’s easy for me to be wrapped up in my own thoughts and my own agenda which causes me to miss what is right in front of me.  How many times have I missed what the Lord ha
October 1st 2019
  Ephesians 4: 31-32 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.   Philippians 3:12-14 12 Not that I have al
September 24th 2019
  2 Samuel 22:33  For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock? God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect. Recently, I’ve realized I’ve fallen into a trap of engaging with God as if He’s a genie, rather than the all powerful creator of the
September 19th 2019
  Todd's sermon on July 21st was titled "Tune-in" about listening for God. Interesting stuff, you can hear it at the link below if you missed it. It struck me this past week that one of the ways God "talks to us" is through music. Jan was practicing a Praise Team song one evening and one verse got STUCK IN MY HEAD!  Here's the verse:   We will not go back We have been forgiven! We will not go back