Your Hope

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel…” Colossians 1:3-5 NIV.

If you are really honest, do you sometimes feel hopeless?.

About 22 years ago I was sitting at a table with my newborn baby after going through a terrible loss and the people sitting across from me were sharing concerns.  They meant their words in love, but it was bad timing. It felt like my world was crashing around me. I was hopeless. It felt like I was being stabbed in the back.

It is amazing how vulnerable you can be when you have gone through the life-changing event of having a baby.  I look back at this now, and realize that my perspective was off-center. My hope was anchored to what others thought about me, rather than a confident hope anchored on the person of Jesus.

Have you ever experienced a lack of hope?

What helped you to anchor your hope in Christ?



There are no Perfect Families, but we Serve a Perfect God!

Don’t Worry if your Family is not Perfect…

If you feel like your family doesn’t measure up to being “picture perfect”… relax, no family is perfect.  Everyone of us fall short of all that God has for us to be as a family. Every parent sins, every child sins, every sibling sins.  Without Jesus, every family would be in shambles.  But Jesus is a redeemer. He is able to take the broken pieces of family mistakes and wounded relationships and bring healing and restoration.  Our God is perfect and He makes all things new.  He brings help to the helpless, and hope to the hopeless. He is the one who puts the lonely in families.

Trust God today to help you, heal you, and give you hope!