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THANKFUL THURSDAY: MORE PSALMS

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Thankful Thursday! Thanksgiving may have passed, but I believe that each day provides a new opportunity to grow in gratitude. Currently, we are being assaulted with materialism and the insatiable desire for more everywhere we look. So join me as we continue our encounter with thankfulness through the Psalms to discover and develop the practice of being …

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ADVENT: Fear’s Tension Conquered by HOPE’s Resolution

Hello, HOPE-lovers! It’s December, which means it’s beginning to look, sound, taste, and feel a lot like Christmas!  This is truly your HOPEful Hipster’s favorite time of year and I wanted to attempt something new: A running ADVENT post.  I know…I’m already behind!  But that’s the beauty of this format.  Each day, I will add a new Scripture and thought …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: ANOTHER 10 PSALMS

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Thankful Thursday! The day of Thanksgiving may have passed, but each day provides a new opportunity to grow in gratitude. So, let’s continue our encounter with thankfulness through the Psalms to discover and develop the practice of being thankful. No sooner than dinnertime on Thanksgiving Day were we assaulted with materialism and the insatiable desire for more. …

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: Misfits on Mission

(image courtesy: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058536/) Hey, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  I hope you all had great holiday weekend.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year so let’s get motivated! If you and your family are anything like mine, this time of year is bursting with Christmas movies, lights, and trolling the ancient yuletide carols. Case in point, our family just enjoyed …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 10 MORE PSALMS

Hello, HOPE-lovers!  Welcome to Thankful Thursday and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Today, let’s continue a series that simply looks to the Scriptures about thankfulness. For a couple of weeks, we’ll be in the Psalms.  From there, we will then move through the rest of the Bible to further discover and develop the practice of being thankful. If you take this pursuit seriously, I …

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The (Carl Lentz) View

I feel the need to address a recent controversy that involves me, my family, and my church.  First off, I am in NO way a spokesperson for Hillsong church — any of them. And pastor Carl Lentz can handle himself.  My main issue in all of this has been the willingness (or even excitement) for some to just “light up …

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FAMILY FUN FRIDAY: 4 Additional Fall Activities!

Hello, HOPE-lovers and Happy Family-Fun Friday! Unfortunately, we in Phoenix have been flirting between Fall and 100° for the past week.  “But it’s already October!?” you may say.  I know.  Believe me, our minds (and sinuses) go a little nuts during this indecisive limbo.  It happens every year. But the Christmas decor is already out at Costco, so cooler weather …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 10 Psalms

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Thankful Thursday! Today, I wanted to start a series that is simply a topical study out of the Scriptures about thankfulness. For a couple of weeks, we’ll be in the Psalms.  From there, we will then move through the rest of the Bible to further discover and develop the practice of being thankful. If you take …

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HUMPDAY HUMOR: Carvana Comedy

Hello, HOPE-lovers, and welcome to “Humpday Humor! I recently saw this commercial and knew I had to share it with you! This is why I love the arts.  This ad is a hilarious, 60-second-rapid-fire satire about our modern culture that H4H often addresses in a more serious, extensive manner.   Enjoy! Here are some of the lines that caught my …

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Transformation Tuesday: Look For the Helpers

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” ~ G.K. Chesterton I know everyone is talking about the tragedy in Las Vegas.  I truly pray that this post is not simply more noise in the already crowded media stream.  I am writing on this topic because …