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HOPE4Politics (Conclusion)

See and Subscribe to the VLOG! “Then all the elders of Israel…came to Samuel at Ramah and said to him, ‘Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways.  Now appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations.’  But the thing displeased Samuel…And Samuel prayed to the Lord.  And the Lord said to Samuel, …

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HOPE4Politics (pt 4A)

See VLOG! …He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore God …

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HOPE4Politics (pt 3)

See the VLOG. “When we talk politics, we moralize.  When we talk morality, we politicize.” ~ Ravi Zacharias Preface: This is one of the most difficult blog series I could ever imagine writing.  When I was younger, I recall a relative telling me to never discuss religion or politics. They are too divisive and too dangerous. And yet, here we …

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HOPE4Politics (pt 2)

See the VLOG!  HOPE4Politics 1 Timothy     “I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but …

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HOPE4Politics (pt 1)

Yes, it’s “rough around the edges,” but check this out on the new VLOG!!!  HOPE4Hipsters VLOG “If you marry a political party, it will pimp you.” ~ Carl Ellis Preface: So, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America…. How are you doing with that? Problem: “There is not just the right and left …

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Politics: Vanquishing A Vehicle For Vitriol

“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your …

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Elias at 6 Months!

Basic Health Update: Elias has Spina Bifida.  He’s made it 6 months since he was born with only the initial medical intervention. From his birth story to present, his life reflects God’s miraculous healing hand in so many ways. Twenty-four hours after birth, Elias had surgery to close his NTD (neural tube defect), myelomeningocele.  (an open wound exposing his lower …

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Elias 3-4-5

Elias is 5 months! Somehow the last 3 months flew by!! Unfortunately, my good intentions didn’t lead to good results, so I’m playing catch up on the monthly updates for Elias. Here is a simple update of what those months looked like for us 🙂 Elias – 3 months: Weight: 16lbs. @ 3 months Elias LOVES to be held, loves …

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Elias – One Month Update

Our Elias is 1 month!  Where has the time gone?! Highlights: Elias is a great eater!!  He usually eats every 2-3 hours.  He weighs approximately 11.5 lbs. and is almost 23 inches. His two big sisters adore him and can’t give him enough kisses.                  He LOVES to be held and rocked to sleep. …