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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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50 Shades To Weigh

“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.”  (Mt. 5:14) Preface: Do you enjoy your sense of vision? Seriously.  Are you grateful for your ability to see, or is it so commonplace that this question seems absurd? I got my first pair of glasses at age 10.  I could NOT believe the world I saw after stepping out …