Hope Notes 03/27/2024

Hello Hoper, How many times do you think we give up on something or someone when God’s blessing is right around the corner? Of course if we KNEW how close the blessing was, we would find it easy to persevere. But that’s not how walking in faith works, is it? I...

Hope Notes 03/13/2024

Hello Hoper, The Oxford dictionary describes significance as the quality of being worthy of attention; importance. As you might expect, insignificance is defined as the quality of being too small or unimportant to be worth consideration. No one wants to feel...

Hope Notes 02/28/2024

Hello Hoper, I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase ‘stop and smell the roses’. Well, an unexpected stint in the hospital and subsequent recovery at home recently forced me to do just that. Although, the medicine has made everything (including any roses)...

Hope Notes 02/21/2024

Hello Hoper, Emily here, filling in for my Mom who had an unexpected health setback this past week. She is good, but prayers for continued recovery are always welcome! We’ve had an “eventful” past two weeks in our family with various sicknesses and...

Hope Notes 02/14/2024

Hello Hoper, Happy Valentine’s Day Hopers! I was at the library with my grandson and he spied a fancy Valentine arrangement. He asked me what it was and I told him it was for Valentine’s Day. ‘What’s that?’ he inquired. I explained that it was a day to celebrate the...

Hope Notes 02/07/2024

Hello Hoper, Rabbi Hyman Schachtel is credited as saying, “Happiness not having what we want but wanting what we have.”  I’ve often thought about that phrase over the years and, until recently, always applied it to material possessions.  Things like yearning for more...