Hope-note 18

HOPE-note 18

“Knock, knock! Who’s there?” “And to anyone who knocks, the door will be open.” -Matthew 7:8 TAKE HEART! The children’s “knock, Knock” joke is well known, easily told and usually brings a quick smile or groan, followed by a smile. I am thinking about that joke today as we start a new year. I see … Read more

Hope-note 17

HOPE-note 17

“If you want to build a relationship with God you have to slow down and be quiet.” -R. Warren “I waited patiently for the Lord and He inclined towards me and heard my cry for help.” -Psalm 40 TAKE HEART! Hope needs to be nourished. It requires patience. Growing Hope is consistent work. As counter … Read more

Hope-note 16

HOPE-note 16

“Mary did you know when you kissed you baby child you kissed the face of God?” -B. Greene & M. Lowery – song writers “So, God created human beings in His own image.” -Genesis 1:27 TAKE HEART! Theologians have much to say about the meaning in the book of Genesis of being created in the … Read more


HOPE-note 15

“God has more ropes, ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.” -John Piper “Master” said David. “don’t give up hope. I am ready to go fight the Philistine.” TAKE HEART! Would a young boy with a sling and stone be the answer a King would think of … Read more

Hope-note 14

HOPE-note 14

“The sky is the color of orange at sunrise and sunset; that color gives us hope that with every sunset the sun will rise again.” -Ram Charan “Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” -Lamentations 3:23 TAKE HEART! The sun sets, yes. But it sends a message with the setting that says … Read more

Hope-note 13

HOPE-note 13

“Love recognizes no boundaries. It leaps fences, jumps barriers and penetrates walls to reach its destination full of hope.” -M Angelou “Doesn’t your reverence give you confidence? Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?” -Job 4:6 TAKE HEART! What gives you hope? Can we earn the right to hope? Respect is earned. Trust is … Read more


HOPE-note 12

“Hold fast to your dreams. For if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that can not fly.” -L. Hughes “How long O Lord.” -Psalm 94 TAKE HEART! We often ask God questions only He can answer. We ask “Why?” We ask “How?” Some say we should not ask these questions but instead we should … Read more

Hope-note 11

HOPE-note 11

“Your toughest battle is between what you know and what you feel.” -Anon. “Now do what you have been taught. School’s out; stop studying the subject and start living it out.” -2 Corinthians TAKE HEART! I just need to know a little more. I’m almost ready to begin except I need to check out one … Read more

Hope-note 10

HOPE-note 10

“There was never a night or problem that could defeat a sunrise or HOPE. -B. Williams “in the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice. In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” -Psalm 5 TAKE HEART! The morning comes. It always comes. So why do we sit fearfully in … Read more

Hope-note 9

HOPE-note 9

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched but must be felt with the heart.” -H. Keller “Delight yourself in God and He will give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalm 37 TAKE HEART! We are drawn to them, right? A sunrise, a sunset or the amazingly … Read more