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

Hey, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great first weekend of fall.  It’s Monday, so let’s get motivated! If you’re new to H4H or just to this series, we’ve been looking at the messages and influence of “Wonder Woman,” a record-setting movie this year, and WW’s backstory, “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” for a while …

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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, …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: HOW TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK (Pt 2)

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, we’re continuing to look at “5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work” presented to us by USA TODAY sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio. Preface: Last time (see How To Make Marriages Work), we started to analyze our contract-driven world and investigate the difference between contract and covenant. Contracts, negotiated agreements between two or more …

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: 4 WAYS JESUS SUPPORTS WOMEN (PT 3)

Hello, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend!  Let’s get motivated by the meaning in our media. For those who might be new, we’ve been looking at Wonder Woman, one of 2017’s record-setting, top grossing movies, for a few weeks now.  We moved on from the polyamory, sexual identity, and polity, which we will see …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: 4 Fun Activities to Enjoy Fall!

Hello, HOPE-lovers and Happy Friday!  The temperature is dropping so let’s connect with family and have some fun! 1)  Go For A Hike But Sister, they are just niños trying to release their wiggles. ~ Ignacio (Nacho Libre) There is nothing better for children than the great outdoors.  The benefits for them, and us, are incredible.  For those of us …