The Renewal of Hope

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. – Romans 5:3-5

They say bad news comes in threes, but (more…)

A Mother’s Hopes

For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.—Isaiah 9:6

If you’ve ever held a baby—especially your own—you’ve held a world of hopes and dreams. He will be intelligent. She will be a (more…)

Hope Does Not Disappoint

It is easy to become bogged down in the disappointments of day-to-day life. Someone you respect falters. You unearth heart-shattering revelations about the ungodly conduct of one of your children, the one you never thought would fall. A much-anticipated baby is born far too prematurely to thrive, and you feel helpless as you watch her struggle each day for life. 

Last Friday I was (more…)