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How to HOPE When Life Gets HARD

Hello, HOPE-lovers. I’m going to keep this brief, but I felt the Lord compelling me to share a little something regarding Elias’s surgery and our family’s current status. If you’re familiar at all with HOPE4Hipsters, especially for the past 7 months, the Arnold’s have been on an atypical “faith adventure.” Back in March, I willingly quit my job.  No more: …

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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 …

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: 4 WAYS JESUS SUPPORTS WOMEN (PT 5)

Hey, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  I hope you all had another great weekend of fall.  Let’s get motivated! If you’re new to H4H or just to this series, we’ve been riding the waves of the record-setting movie, “Wonder Woman,” and WW’s backstory, “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” for a some time.  Lately, we have been establishing the dignity of …

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FAMILY FUN FRIDAY: Another 4 Fun Activities to Enjoy Fall!

Hello, HOPE-lovers and Happy Family-Fun Friday! When you live in Phoenix, Andy Williams’ classic, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, is not just a Christmas tune!  Anything under 100° makes us Phoenicians full of wonder. As we continue to celebrate the Earth’s rotation, let’s re-open the windows, sing some Andy Williams, and go have some family fun! Last …

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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 Ways To Take the Harm Out of Disharmony

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:17 Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Thankful Thursday! Preface: I had to cancel service with a major internet provider earlier this year.  One of the main reasons was due to the horrible customer …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: HOW TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK (pt 3)

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! For a while now, we’ve been looking at USA TODAY sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio’s “5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work” to find out not only what destroys our marriages but what also develops them. Today we get to the meat of the matter, so I hope you’re “hungry.” Preface: Lately, we’ve been analyzing …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: 4 (MORE) Fun Activities to Enjoy Fall!

Hello, HOPE-lovers and Happy Friday!  Today is officially Fall, and in Phoenix that’s like a holiday!  Highs in the 80’s bring us desert-dwellers out of our “bunkers” like bears returning from hibernation. So in honor of the Earth’s rotation, let’s rotate those wardrobes, get with the family and have some fun! Last time we decided to go for a hike, …