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…)

In the Face of Discouragement

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things (more…)

Happy Not-the-Same-Old Year

We often meet the new year with good intentions – usually the typical plans to exercise more, eat less, write that magnum opus, or launch into a new hobby. Truth is, however, we may come into the new year so beaten down by the old one that our resolutions have lost their steam before the train ever left the platform. 
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