Hope for Life 2007 Archives

Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger

I wonder why that little nativity baby never seems to grow up

We have to remember that the cute little baby in the nativity scene grew up to die on a cross. As Christians, we need the power of the risen Lord who is much more than a tiny baby.

Real Community

Real Community

We all want to be part of real community.

It is possible to have a real connection in a community who will love and support each other.

Avoid Sending SPAM!

Avoid Sending SPAM!

Too often my prayers lack joy and gladness.

I wonder sometimes if God feels the same way about the messages I send. I think about my prayer life and how often I address the message to Him but seem to only talk about me.

Is That All There Is?

Is That All There Is?

When you get what you've always longed for, will you be satisfied?

Only God can satisfy our deepest longings. Everything else will just leave us longing for more.

KEEPING THE CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS

KEEPING THE CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS

The Christmas season is here...

Christians celebrate Christmas 365 days a year, not just on December 25.

A Day of Thanksgiving!

A Day of Thanksgiving!

In hard times or times of blessing, we are never without thankfulness

How is it that all the Thanksgiving Day’s of my past had come and I had forgotten to actually give thanks? Then I realized just how long of a list I was going to have!

Hope for Life

Hope for Life

Hope is a powerful thing

All of us need hope, and the only true hope is found in God, through Jesus Christ.

Easier Said Than Done

Easier Said Than Done

You climb 294 steps up a steep winding staircase

Following Jesus demands an all out commitment. It is not enough to just make a decision.

God's Holy Spirit

God's Holy Spirit

The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

No matter what evil spirits are present in this life, we know that God has given us a spirit that is stronger than all others. The message of God to this world is that God’s Holy Spirit is the only spirit worth celebrating, even on Halloween.

Invited into the Family

Invited into the Family

You've been invited to be a part of God's family

God has invited each of us to come and be a part of His family

I Could Be Content if Only...

I Could Be Content if Only...

Who could be bored driving in beautiful Florida?

Because of Jesus, we can learn to be content without being dependent on external circumstances.

When You Don't Know the Way

When You Don't Know the Way

It can be a scary feeling when you don't know how to get where you're going.

In our spiritual lives, only Jesus can show us the way to God because He is the way to God.

It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

Become all things to all men...

We must never be willing to sacrifice the things we believe in to gain popularity, but we must find a way to become all things to all men, so that we may by all means save some.

I Don't Get Technology...

I Don't Get Technology...

I don't have to understand technology to use it

We don't have to understand everything about how Jesus makes life better to enjoy a life of hope, peace, and joy.

The Obedience of Faith

The Obedience of Faith

Is it really faith if it doesn't do anything?

Belief and faith are not the same thing. Belief becomes faith when it goes into action.

My Grandchildren Really Are Most Amazing

My Grandchildren Really Are Most Amazing

How will my grandchildren make a difference in this world?

Our families are our greatest legacy. Our greatest prayer for them must be that they find the Lord.

Clearing a Path

Clearing a Path

Who is clearing your path?

There are so many times in life that the world around me is full of confusing messages. It's hard to know which way to turn and it seems impossible to find my way. The good news is that as a Christian I have someone to clear the path ahead for me.

The Disease

The Disease

How would you feel if you had The Disease?

Jesus came to touch and to heal, to take away The Disease.

Will Someone Please Help Me?

Will Someone Please Help Me?

Do you know how to get where you're going?

We all need help to get where we're going. If you don't know how to get to Jesus, don't be afraid to ask someone who does.

Divorce in all its Realism

Divorce in all its Realism

Is divorce the right decision?

God is able to help couples avoid divorce, if we'll just let Him do it.

God's Spirit Heals Suffering

God's Spirit Heals Suffering

Your suffering is only temporary.

In a world of suffering, God's Spirit offers Hope for Life.

It Takes Bad News

It Takes Bad News

If you haven't heard the bad news, can you really hear the good news?

We can't really appreciate God's good news until we've had a taste of the bad news.

We are Brothers

We are Brothers

How are we alike when we seem so different?

What Christians share in common is much greater than any differences than could seem to separate them.

Life on Edge

Life on Edge

When is anxiety helpful?

Living life on edge—that is, under constant pressure, fear, or nervousness—is no way of living. I’m talking about anxiety,

Unity in Christ

Unity in Christ

In our relationship with Christ, what unites us all?

Summertime is a great time of the year! There is nothing I enjoy more than spending a day at the swimming pool, having a cookout in the park, watching my favorite baseball team play late on a warm evening and watching the neighborhood kids play without th