Hope of all hopes

Hope of all hopes, dream of our dreams,     a child is born, sweet-breathed; a son is given to us: a living gift. And even now, with tiny features and dewy hair, He is great.     The power of leadership, and the weight of authority, will rest on His shoulders. His name? His name we’ll know in…

Hope differed

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 NIV Hundreds of years of waiting… of wandering… of separation. In one night, the anticipation is over. Ever so subtly, Jesus is born into a world groaning with longing and deep grief. “Jesus was born because God redeemed…

Hope for breaking hearts

Not my writing, but I had to post because this message is relevant and needed. An adaptation posted by Relevant and beautifully written by Sherri Gragg in Advent: The Story of Christmas. Let the meaningful words sit deeply within you, and change your perspective of the Nativity story. On the morning of December 14th, 2012,…

Thrill of hope

Come all ye hopeless and all ye faithful Lying in a manger is the King of Kings Inside every heart is longing For a thrill of hope – Excerpt from “King of Kings” by // Brandon Heath Luke 1:39-45 gives us the beautifully intimate encounter of Elizabeth and Mary, and at once John the Baptist…

Confident hope

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT

Hope in grief

We are in the second week of Advent and last night I had the opportunity to attend a service at my church for those grieving during the holidays entitled “Night of Hope”. Since I only lost my mom this year, I had never thought to attend before. I am glad I went because it was…

Faithful

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The small things are rarely little. They’re the minutes that bind your day together, the quiet intimacies we exchange that give our relationships life, the groundwork that must be laid before an exciting adventure can even begin….

Peace on earth

“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Live in Christ

“His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ b NLT‬‬ Live in Christ, immerse yourself. Saturate your heart and mind with Christ. Give each day to Him. Lay your nights at His feet. The outcome? Peace, His perfect peace.

Peace still to come

Emmanuel God with us You are never alone and always cared for and loved God is for us You have an Advocate, Someone who will go to battle for you bringing peace God is in us You are indwelled with the Holy Spirit, giving strength and counsel for your journey Fear not, oh, Israel for…