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.
When I was much younger, I remember some friends would often ask what my favorite Bible verse was. I would immediately fire off with Romans 8:28 and you always get the question of why. But never do you get asked what's your second or third... the Bible is chuck full of gr
Here's something many of us have been hearing recently: "Don't worry because God is in charge" or "God is in control". That's one of those natural responses when things around us seem to be out-of-control, like right now. But what does "God is in control!" really mean? To grasp that concept, we have to first accept and understand God's sovereignty. Here's the basic definition of sovereign: "A monarch; a king, queen or other sup
Pastor asked us to read Barking to the Choir by Gregory Boyle. I have to admit that soon into this read I found myself being critical of the authors writing style. It wasn’t much further into his story that I was to get my first lesson (of many) on judgement.
Early on in the read Boyle says “we must try to learn how to drop the bu
Have you ever worried about how others see you? How do you see yourself? Do words like, unlovable, unworthy, useless, or stupid ever cross your mind? Do you constantly doubt yourself, or put yourself down? I know personally that this has been a struggle for me, especially in the society that we live in today. We are expected to be so many things. Sometimes we try too hard to be something that we are not and often it is irrelevant to what truly matters. W
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
There have been many days that I started out on the wrong foot because of something such as a spat with the wife, or an argument with one of the kids, or something like the furnace going out in the house… and “BAM!!” All of a sudden we’ve just hit a
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
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
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