Prayer Casts Hope

I’d been dangling the end of an uncast fishing rod in the lake when my grandpa smiled and whispered into my little ear, “Watch this.” With one rhythmic swoop he cast the line way beyond what my awe-filled eyes could follow and transformed my fishing experience completely. Prayer is like that. Prayer is the outward… read more

When Fear Goes Viral

Life is full of ‘firsts.’ Relationships. Milestones. Defeats. Delights. I was admittedly caught off guard by encountering my last first– communal fear. Before it hit my own community, the fear phenomenon seemed more of a rumor than reality. Fear – it’s an emotional response that can replicate itself uncontrollably alongside the physical contagion that it… read more

The Impact Of A Jesus Encounter

This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. ln vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandment of men.” Mark 7:6-7 When we encounter Jesus, we encounter a choice – to embrace Him or flee from Him. Throughout the gospel of Mark, we witness the stark contrast… read more

Soul Rest

Today was a beautiful day – the kind that strikes a glory chord in the heavens above and in my heart below. The colours outside are gorgeously muted and contrast the vibrancy of the spiritual colours that are alive within my heart because this morning I witnessed a new spiritual life enter into the deep… read more

The Promised Love Of God

In February I attended a Valentine’s Day Tea event hosted by my son’s elementary school class. One by one each student stood up at the front and recited what their idea of ‘love’ was. Cleaning up my toys. Cuddling my mommy. Not picking my nose in front of company! More. A common thread between each… read more

Feeling Lost

Happy New Year everyone! To my pre-existing subscribers, you can jump to the next paragraph for my newest blog that was published today on Feeling Lost. A very WARM welcome to my NEW subscribers – I know that there are literally hundreds of you and I’m so glad that you are here! Your time is… read more

6 Reasons To Study The Bible & 7 Excuses We Make

The Bible is the world’s best-selling book, has been translated into over 200 languages, and is the foundational text of Western civilization. When we look at the life transformation this book has had on a global scale, our attention should peak. So why does Bible study feel so difficult? Read more at The Gospel Coalition.

We Have This Hope

Life can feel overwhelming – global terror steals inner security, relational upheaval punches fragile hearts, exhaustion from routine dampens joy. Viktor Frankel, a now-deceased neurologist and psychiatrist, noticed that more Jews died in concentration camps after a holiday like Christmas compared to other times of the year. His answer as to why? A loss of hope. Read more… read more

PODCAST (HopeStreamRadio) WHY Study The Bible?

There’s so many reasons that we can give for NOT studying the Bible, but today we’re going to take a look at some of the reasons why we SHOULD! I mean, it’s essential, it’s doable, and awesome! Listen in as Andrea and Ron chat about the Bible and why we should dig into it during… read more

When Waiting Is Hard

Living in perpetual unfairness is exhausting. The agony of waiting not only lies in the nature of the pain itself but also in the unknown duration that we are forced to endure it. Have you ever felt frustrated while you’ve waited for God to change your circumstances? Read more by clicking the rest of the… read more