Hope for Life 2007 Archives

Maybe You Can Tell Us Apart

Maybe You Can Tell Us Apart

Can you tell us apart?

Despite apparent differences, we Christians are the same in the things that matter.

Money Really Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Money Really Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Are you enslaved to the desire of always wanting more and better?

Money really doesn’t grow on trees -- and some of us are growing more aware of this fact every day. Truthfully, most people deal with financial stress

A Rock Among Play-Doh

A Rock Among Play-Doh

Can you stand firm in a Play-Doh world?

In a world of bending and conforming, Christians need to learn to hold their ground.

Power to Change

Power to Change

Warning: God still answers prayers!

When we pray for people, God actually works in their lives. The story of Fernando's conversion reminds us of the power of prayer.

Who Needs a Stress Test?

Who Needs a Stress Test?

Where is your heart?

We need to take care of our hearts, both physically and spiritually

I Have Seen the Price of Freedom

I Have Seen the Price of Freedom

How have I seen the price of freedom?

Remembering the blood shed for our freedom, we must remember Jesus Christ.

Birthday Flowers

Birthday Flowers

Who do we celebrate?

Just as birthdays should be about moms, so our very lives should be about the One who gave us life

To Swim or Not to Swim

To Swim or Not to Swim

Do we have to be

We mustn't let our feelings of inadequacy keep us from going to the One who can make us perfect.

Displaying the Work of God

Displaying the Work of God

Whose sin was being punished?

Even when disaster strikes, our God is in control.

But I Have to Cheat ... I'm Not Good Enough

But I Have to Cheat ... I'm Not Good Enough

Why do people cheat in academics, in their financial dealings, and even in their relationships?

We can never be good enough on our own; it takes God's help to make us what we should be.

Eye of the Tiger

Eye of the Tiger

What would it mean for us to live courageously?

God can help us live life courageously, to have the "Eye of the Tiger"

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Confessions of a Perfectionist

None of us can be perfect on our own. Only Jesus and His power can make us perfect.

None of us can be perfect on our own. Only Jesus and His power can make us perfect.

When Life Needs a Remote Control

When Life Needs a Remote Control

The trouble with life is that it is so unpredictable. It just happens.

I have the greatest remote control anywhere. It is amazing what it can do with my television. If I miss something, I can replay it until I catch it, and then jump back into real time.

If Life Were as Sweet as a Krispy Kreme Doughnut

If Life Were as Sweet as a Krispy Kreme Doughnut

If you could use a type of food to describe your life, what would it be?

Consider the power of attitude, the idea that how we choose to view life impacts the quality of it.

Resolve to Follow Christ's Path

Resolve to Follow Christ's Path

Are you ready to quit your New Year's resolution?

Whatever commitments you made for the new year I hope you're keeping them, but more importantly my hope and prayer is that you are holding on to the commitment to love Christ. are holding on to the commitment to love Christ.

Life's Undo Button

Life's Undo Button

Don't you wish you could erase life's mistakes?

We’ve gotten better and better at correcting mistakes on our computer. God, through His son Jesus, let’s us correct life’s mistakes in an even more amazing way.

What a Great Preacher!

What a Great Preacher!

So what really makes him great at preaching?

The best preachers are not those we know but the ones Steve describes in this article who serve without pay and to bless others because that person wants them to know about Jesus!

The Happiness Test

The Happiness Test

How happy are you ... really?

How happy are you today? You can be happier if you will take care of your soul!

Phone Call of Love

Phone Call of Love

Have you heard this call lately?

Valentine's Day has us thinking about love, but the real love, even more than the love of a mother or a lover, is the love of Jesus for us.