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Jesus Has a Rocking Chair

~ by Kathe Wunnenberg Editor’s Note: Today (and every first Sunday in May) is International Bereaved Mother's Day which honors mothers who have lost a child to miscarriage as well ...

Journey into the Fire of Surrender

For He will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the Levites and refine them ...

Go Ahead and Cry

Growing Tears I waited patiently for God to help me; then He listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog ...

Hope During Unemployment

I lost my job!I was jolted by my husband’s words.Later that morning when he arrived home, I hugged him, then listened to him share the details of this unexpected happening. ...

Knowing Hope

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. — Psalm 25:5I was running late to ...

Depression: The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted

Selection by Barbara Hunsaker, excerpted from Hopelifter: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts by Kathe WunnenbergAs a principal of a small Christian school, one phenomenon I saw from ...

Hopelifters Need Hopelifters, Too!

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:11“How do you fill your pitcher?” I’ll never forget hearing the ...

Giving Hope to the Hopeless

My husband, Rich, lost his dad unexpectedly when he was eight. When father and son functions happened through the years, men from church and his friends’ dads always included him. ...

The Innkeeper in Bethlehem: Living Beyond the “No”

For nothing is impossible with God. — Luke 1:37The Innkeeper who gave Mary and Joseph a stable to stay in should be a model for us as we celebrate important ...

Loving Someone Who is Dying

My mother is dying from cancer. Scratch that: she’s living with cancer. She’s quick to point it out; she’s still here. And while cancer is winning the battle, my mother ...

Floods of Tears

Floods of TearsRecord my misery; list my tears on Your scroll — are they not in Your record? — Psalm 56:8When too much pressure is put on the heart, tears ...

The Power Behind Our Hope

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory ...

The Mystery of God's Timing

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a ...

Become a Hopelifter with the Holy Spirit

With only forty days remaining until my deadline for Hopelifter, I knew the task was humanly impossible to achieve. Life happenings and my overzealous expectations had once again blocked my ...

Free Resources

The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

Learn to pray and experience intimacy with God like never before! Join author Chrystal Evans Hurst as we walk through four postures of personal prayer called out in Scripture with the acronym P.R.A.Y. — thanksgiving & praise (P), repentance (R), requesting/asking (A), yielding (Y). Reserve your spot now and receive free access to 5 study videos and other free prayer resources when you sign up. Study starts 10/24!