Hope Notes 05/08/2024

Hello Hoper, All of us go through dark times.  It may be situational, relational, or spiritual in nature. It can be sin generated. But there’s no getting around it – these things will enter our lives every now and then. And although the darkness may be painful, it’s...

Hope Notes 05/01/2024

Hello Hoper, Where do you live?  I don’t mean your physical address; I am referring to the place that your mind or your heart goes to on a regular basis.  For instance, do you find yourself reliving the past and ruminating over prior situations or conversations,...

Hope Notes 04/24/2024

Hello Hoper, When I was little I went to church (Catholic) because I had to; my parents took me.  Once I got old enough they would drop me off, and I would then hightail it down the street to the Methodist church where I felt much more at home.  Even then, before...

Hope Notes 04/17/2024

Hello Hoper, We are an impatient bunch of humanity, wouldn’t you agree?  We always want instant gratification, immediate results, and answers (preferably the ones we want) to all of our questions right awa. I believe this is simply human nature.  However, God’s nature...

Hope Notes 04/10/2024

Hello Hoper, I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time trying to pull up a person’s voice in my memory. Not just voices from the past but also current day ones. There are a few that stand out to me but for the most part I just draw a blank. It pains...

Hope Notes 04/03/2024

Hello Hoper, Last week we celebrated Jesus’ triumphant resurrection on Easter Sunday following His sacrificial death as He went to the cross in payment for our sins.  I’ve been thinking about our sin debt and the comparison to financial debt came to mind.  With both,...