Tag Archives: Hope

An Advent of Falling Apart

[Today’s archived guest post is one of two on the blog this week prompted by a  Twitter exchange between Lisa Deam and Gwen Jorgensen about how life is hard, and at this time of year it can feel even harder. … Continue reading

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Falling Apart at Advent

[Today’s guest post is one of two on the blog this week prompted by a recent Twitter exchange between Lisa Deam and Gwen Jorgensen about how life can be hard and at this time of year it can feel even … Continue reading

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The Hope of Abundance

The generous will themselves be blessed,     for they share their food with the poor. (Proverbs 22:9.) ***

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The Perils of Passionate Speech

I hear the excuse of passion often. Someone says something outrageous and their defenders say: You can’t blame a person for being passionate. Sure, but you have to love their passion. Yes, but that was the passion talking. To which … Continue reading

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Wishing for Dragons

My fourth grade class took a field trip into Chinatown. Our guide was well-suited for a bunch of nine year olds, starting off by telling us to keep our eyes peeled for a dragon. Not any old dragon, of course. … Continue reading

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Why Nothing Ever Makes Jesus Roll Over In His Grave

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to … grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again … . (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14.) ***

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I’m Not A Fatalist (But Even If I Were What Could I Do About It?)

[Today marks the 160th anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s birth, so I offer this post from the archives.] What Would Happen if C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Had a Debate? I just finished reading The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and … Continue reading

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Perseverance and making it to the end of the day

Jamie Calloway-Hanauer wrote of an interesting day of triumph turned turmoil turned triumph, and concluded “Never, ever throw in the towel.” These are gospel-soaked words. *** And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, … Continue reading

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Rain Always Stops

My soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind     and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,     for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;     great is your … Continue reading

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Star Wars – Awakening a New Hope

[From the archives.] I sat in a darkened theater in May 1977, one of the grand old movie palaces of San Francisco, and the black screen lit up with huge words scrolling from bottom to top, fading into the distance: … Continue reading

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