All posts tagged hope

Fight to See

Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people Eyes open. There are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. 68% are trapped in forced labor. 26% are children. 55% are women and girls. With our eyes on the news and the statistics and the headlines, the issue feels gargantuan, extreme, and impossible.  In the face of the facts, it is easy to lose hope. We must fight to keep our eyes…
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Christmas Questions – Part 2 Where is God?

The Christmas story is not over!  It is just beginning!    Luke 2:9  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. The shepherds were busy.  They were doing their job, when a divine interruption came along.  An angel appeared and they responded in terror.  The Lord’s glory was so bright, the shepherds not only took notice – they were terrified.               Where is God showing up in your life?  Are you missing Him? Is He showing up in situations that are so big and unusual that  they are…
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Daddy’s Heart

I USUALLY REPOST THIS AROUND FATHER’S DAY – Here it is (again) Daddy’s Heart Malachi 4:6  – He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.  This scripture caught my eye because many of us walk with disdain for our fathers.  As it turns out many fathers walk around showing disdain for their children.   Their actions speak for what’s in their hearts.   Fathers who are absent, distant, unreliable, or indifferent send a message to their children that…
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A Mom’s Persistence: 2 Samuel 21 By Jodi Schwendeman

A Mom’s Persistence: 2 Samuel 21 By Jodi Schwendeman I was privileged enough to be raised by incredible parents, with amazing grandparents in the wings. My mom is a PK (pastor’s kid), my uncle is a pastor, and my son is going into the ministry…all strong men of God. I thank God for all of them; however, today I want to talk about women, specifically moms, and how we can “kick hell” out for the sake of our family. Before I get to the main part of this message, some background information is necessary. To put the scripture above in…
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