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

God's call

The Relief Of God’s Call On Your Life

Have you felt a call from God on your life that has overwhelmed you? Excitement to be a part of God’s plan can run alongside great emotional angst that it can’t be done. Not enough time, overwhelming volume, insecurity that you’re not good enough. I’ve been there – in fact I was there last week.… read more

The Failure Of Happily Ever After

Our hearts can easily fill with exciting life ambition. A fascinating career. Healthy, happy kids. You fill in the blank. But what happens when wombs remain barren and mental illness strikes? When the resume doesn’t land an interview and our children make horrible choices in high school? Is it not mildly aggravating that the Author… read more

Why Displaying The Gospel Helps Kids Better Understand Grace

For many years I found myself overwhelmed with the unyielding stress of creating godly character in my kids. Have you ever felt burdened to create something good in those that look up to you? The pressure to produce godliness fought mercilessly with my failure to be holy until God released me one day through an… read more

Celebrating the Son

It was one year ago that an unexpected accident amputated portions of both of my son’s hands. One year ago that my emotions barked back at my theology. I thought about family and friends who’d suffered much worse and marveled at the power and goodness of Christ who’d enabled them to move forward in despair.… read more

God’s Sovereignty Brings Hope in Despair

The sovereignty of God empowers us. The reason that we will not be tempted beyond our ability during trials is because the source of our strength is not our own but Christ’s (1 Corinthians 10:13). God not only reigns over the grand storyline of humanity but is sovereign over our personal life details. Click below… read more


I didn’t mean to raise sinners and goofballs…it kinda just happened. Have you ever tried to live your life striving toward a false ideal? Perfectly pressed shirts match wide grins on family faces. Kids who consistently self-motivate to kindness and chores. A prayerful mom with endless energy to churn out meals and apple pies for… read more

Is She a Fool?

Is she a fool whose FEET exhaust in bringing freedom to the foolish? Is she a fool whose TIME relinquishes pleasure to invest in the unpopular and banter with the simple? Is she a fool whose TALENTS find use in stays so lonely that no visible reward is granted for the effort? Is she a… read more

The Different Kind of Miraculous

We long for change that is miraculous. Disability reversed. Relationships reunited. Stressors removed. Have you ever longed so badly for your circumstances to change that your body ached? We’ve all heard about stories that defy medical logic and are profound manifestations of God’s authority over creation. When we feel the entrapment of ongoing pain we… read more