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I pray that Carol’s Hope will help you:

Discover God throughout your day.
Encourage your heart, soul and mind.
Give you practical ideas and resources to help in your walk of faith.

In the Waiting Room

How often have you sat in the waiting room? Waiting for a doctor, for news following surgery or illness of one you love, for the announcement of a new birth?

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Staying Connected

Do you ever wonder what Jesus means when he tells us to “remain in me, and I in you”? Staying connected to Him in a mutual relationship allows us to produce results with eternal value.

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She Wanted to See and Hear

She wanted to see and hear. A significant relationship began one hundred thirty-six years ago this week, between a girl who wanted to see, hear, and communicate and a committed teacher.

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Gobsmacked by Glory

When is the last time you felt “gobsmacked” by glory? I was this week when I saw an unexpected sight at the top of our California hills.

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What do you feel when you take time in nature, seeing the beauty around you? It does my heart good, renews my spirit, and increases my hope.

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Tripping Over Valentine’s Day

Have you ever been disappointed with your Valentine’s Day? Felt lonely or unappreciated? Find ways to avoid the actions or expectations that can trip us up in relationships on this, or any other day.

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After the Death of Your Loved One

After the death of a loved one, we wonder when grief will end. Experiencing a significant loss – a spouse, child, parent, family member or friend – requires time to heal.

After losing my first husband, I wrote about the stages of grief. Understanding these was helpful as I navigated my own loss. I pray the information will be helpful to you.

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Darlene Diebler Rose, A Hero

Who are your heroes? One of mine was a missionary in New Guinea who spent four years, from age 22 to 26, in a Japanese POW camp during WWII.

Treatment was brutal but Darlene Diebler Rose continued to find strength and hope. Read her story here.

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What's Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

While waiting with my husband for an organ transplant on the other side of the country, we listened to, and shared, stories with strangers who quickly became friends. I wrote about one such story, of a Father-Son clown team.

Are you making time to listen to others’ stories and share your own?

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Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…”

Hebrews 10:23-24