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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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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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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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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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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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Motivational Monday: 4 Ways Jesus Supports Women (pt 2)

Hello, HOPE-lovers, and happy Monday!  It’s been a while, so let’s not waste another moment as we get motivated by the meaning in our media. The past few weeks we’ve been looking at Wonder Woman, one of 2017’s top grossing movies.  Aside from the issues of polyamory, sexual identity, and polity, we are now undertaking what I believe to be …

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Blogging Break: I’m Seeking To Be An Author!

Hey hipsters! This is just a little fyi, especially for those who do not follow on social media.  In case you’ve been wondering why I haven’t had any recent blog posts, here’s why: About two weeks ago, I decided to write an autobiography detailing my journey from despair to HOPE!  I’m becoming an author!  Well, at least in my little …

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FAMILY FRIDAY: 4 Ways To Sacrifice OR Save Our Kids

Hello, Hipsters and Happy Friday to you all! Usually, I have elements of fun with the family in these posts, however, I feel an overwhelming compulsion to take us down a serious path today. There will be plenty here regarding the family, but this post will be more funereal than fun. Preface: My children are addicted to screens.  Any parents …

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Motivational Monday: 4 Ways Jesus Supports Women

The past couple of weeks we have discussed Wonder Woman, one of this year’s top grossing movies.  That discussion so far has taken us to some interesting topics: polyamory, sexual identity, and polity to name a few.  See “There’s More to Wonder” Part 1 and Part 2. Preface:  The release of WW is very timely — it’s hitting a very raw nerve.  I …