Hope Conference Devotional

Women throughout our region and across the country are preparing their hearts and minds for what God will do through the Connecting Women conferences—Hope—hosted by Connecting Ministries. The Hope conferences will be held in two different locations: Owensboro, KY will feature speakers Rebekah Lyons, Katherine Wolf, Annie Downs, and Julie Dunn on October 20 & 21, 2017 and Birmingham, AL …

Hope for Believing

This summer I decided to clear the space beside my deck of the remnants of my failed vegetable gardens over the years. We actually got some edible tomatoes and cucumbers last year, but mostly we just grow contorted vegetables or no vegetables. Bugs come and eat them or disease comes and rots them. That’s our dismal garden history. This year, …

Fuel Hope, Not Despair

Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation: to want something to happen or be true: to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment: to expect with confidence Sometimes even the Webster’s dictionary gives a faith-filled girl goose bumps. Simply to write out these beautifully-worded definitions stirs desire and expectation in my heart. I know I am not alone when I …

Hope in the Face of Hopelessness

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” —Romans 15:13 (NLT) Hope is such a beautiful word. According to Merriam-Webster, hope is “to cherish a desire with anticipation; to want something to happen …