Posts Tagged ‘hope’

Brandon Heath Opens Up About Reconciling With His Dad Before His Death

Brandon Heath joins me on Episode 56 of the “More Than The Music Podcast” to share the stories behind his album, “Faith, Hope, Love, Repeat,” including the final moments he shared with his dad before he passed away.        Brandon learned just how important forgiveness and reconciliation is. Enter to win an autographed Brandon Heath “Faith, Hope, Love, Repeat” CD! … Continue reading

I Want to Know the Motive Behind the Las Vegas Tragedy

I want to know the motive We all saw what happened. And now come the questions. What could prompt someone to do something like that? Did he “snap”? Was he radicalized in some way? What was his background, his mindset? What was his childhood like? What of his gambling debts? What about his father’s criminal past? Those are the questions, but they’re not my questions. I want to know the motive, but I’m not so… … Continue reading

Christian Artists Offer Words of Hope to People Affected by Storms

It’s hard not to lose hope as we scroll through newsfeeds full of bad news and pictures of devastation. These words of hope may help. Christian artists are coming together – reminding us to fix our eyes on the Lord instead of the storm. May the Lord be a shield of protection for all in the path of these terrible storms. Psalm 107:29 pic.twitter.com/zFhqak9UG1 — Hannah Kerr (@HannahKerr) September 6, 2017 Houston has me thinking… … Continue reading

The Most Refreshing Conversation on Race You’ll Hear All Day

Brant and Sherri have worked together for years now. In their recent podcast, they had an honest and truly helpful conversation about race, Charlottesville, and striving for unity and relationship. Sherri shares personal stories that shape her struggles, Brant shares what he wishes the church would do in light of racism in the news and in our country, and they offer some really helpful answers from two unique perspectives. Here is just a small excerpt:… … Continue reading

for king & Country’s Response to Charlottesville is Simple But Powerful

It’s a simple prayer for our country during yet another week of confusion and hurt. for King & Country  sent out this tweet and encouraged followers to pass on the message of their song “O God Forgive Us” if it feels appropriate. O God, forgive us. #charlottesville -j — for KING & COUNTRY (@4kingandcountry) August 13, 2017 “Young and old, black and white Rich and poor, there’s no divide Hear the mighty, hear the powerless, singing… … Continue reading

Can I Just Hide in Bed Til Jesus Comes Back?

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” —J. R. R. Tolkien Never mind stepping onto the road . . . sometimes stepping out of bed is dangerous enough. Or daunting enough. Yeah, there are times when life can seem too hard to face. There, we’ve said it. But you already know it’s true. No matter… … Continue reading

When Is the Last Time You Thought About Heaven?

How much do you think about Heaven? A lot? A little? Not at all? Whether your earthly life is close to it’s end or you have many decades still in front of you, I hope your thoughts turn often to Heaven because that eternal perspective lifts the weariness we all face. One of my dear friends who thought well and often of Heaven was named Melina. Melina was a dark-haired, dark-eyed beauty (think, full-blooded Italian… … Continue reading

A Needed Song of Hope on a Hopeless Day

It’s so easy to feel hopeless right now. Especially in light of what we see on the news and in our Facebook feeds. That’s why we’re thankful for songs like this one from Tenth Avenue North to remind us who our hope is in. Join us in talking to God today. Give Him your fears and ask Him to show you how best to respond. “I have this hope In the depth of my soul In… … Continue reading

Joy, Faith, and Hope In The Midst Of Poverty

Too often my joy is attached to material possessions. Too often my faith is attached to the outcome of my circumstances. Too often my hope is attached to self-doubt… and I don’t live in poverty. Someone living in extreme poverty definitely wouldn’t have joy, faith, or hope, right? If you have nothing, where does your joy come from? If your circumstances are only getting worse, where does your faith come from? If you’re treated as… … Continue reading

Hope for 2017 After a Terrible Year

“I’m just ready for 2016 to end. It’s been nothing but bad news,” I told my sister-in-law. “You need to see this.” She then showed me this picture of an ornament a friend had made. It features a dumpster…on fire…with the year “2016” written on the front. Yep. That perfectly represents this year: one long dumpster fire. For some, 2016 was fantastic! Maybe you added a new family member, or started your dream job, or… … Continue reading