Posts Tagged ‘hope’

#Hope

I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been seeing a lot of hopeless posts on social media. So much of it is filled with pessimism and sadness. I get why! You turn on the news and all you hear about are Covid cases, wars, global warming…there’s a lot to feel hopeless about. In times of feeling hopeless, we want control of the situation. The problem with this is we will never get that control… … Continue reading

When the Holidays Hurt (Part 2)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least….that’s what the songs will tell you. But when life throws blow after blow, the holiday season can just make the ache you were already feeling intensify. And maybe this year, there’s a knot in your stomach in the place where that “holly jolly” feeling usually resides. My now typical dread of the holiday season started early this year. After not getting to see my family… … Continue reading

Day of Hope: Facing Big Problems with Small Joys

When will this end? That’s the question a lot of us are asking right now. When can we leave our homes? When will the numbers trend in the right direction? When can we make plans? When will things be back to normal? This line of questioning is not new to me. Four years ago, my husband had a medical emergency that launched us into long hospital stays, scary surgeries, and so much anxiety. There have… … Continue reading

Surviving Coronavirus: This Man’s Story Will Bring You Hope

Life has changed drastically over the last week due to the Coronavirus. As we are all learning how to adjust, we still have a lot of questions. CJ & Joy found out the answers we’ve been anxious to know. They interviewed John Brock, pastor of New Hope Church in Michigan, who just recovered from COVID-19. Here’s what he had to say about his experience with the Coronavirus. 1.) What was your first symptom? 2.) How… … Continue reading

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

How to Pray for a “Hopeless” Situation

When someone in your life is walking through a crisis, it can be difficult to know exactly how to pray for them–especially when the situation they’re going through seems hopeless. That’s exactly how one listener felt when she emailed Wally: What should I pray for if there’s no hope left in the situation? My parent’s best friends were trying to have a child for nearly ten years, and when they finally had their son after a… … Continue reading

If You Had a Hard Year, Here’s How to Hope Again in 2018

Author Annie F. Downs loves to inspire others to be brave through her books “100 Days to Brave” and “Let’s All Be Brave.” But she has dealt with struggles of her own to hold out hope even when God has not given her what she hoped He would.       Don’t miss Joy’s whole interview with Annie where they tackle how to be brave on social media, with no makeup, and even through deepening… … 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