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I pray that Carol’s Hope will help you:

Discover hope through “God-moments” in your day.
Encourage your heart, soul and mind.
Give you practical ideas and resources to help in your walk of faith.

A Dream and The Core of Christianity

What do you believe is the core belief of Christianity? Is it enough to do your best, follow a regimen of “do’s” and “don’ts”, serve your fellow man with kindness and respect? Or does it go deeper than that? Let’s explore this together.

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THEY’RE BAA-A-A-ACK!

Hundreds of sheep are brought into our area annually to clear the dry grass. I’m excited every time I see them again. Jesus says he is our Good Shepherd.

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REMEMBERING

How did you celebrate Memorial Day? It is indeed a day for remembering and honoring those who have fallen to preserve our freedom.

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Childless, but a Mother-in-Faith

I’ve never been pregnant. Never bore a child. But God has fulfilled the desire of my heart by giving me others to love and in whom to invest. How about you? Do you grieve the “might have been” or see the goodness of God in what he has given you?

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Life is Like the Waves of the Sea

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the waves that crash over your life, your work, your deadlines? How do you respond to those ups and downs in a way that helps you keep going with hope?

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Computer Problems – Sorry!

Sorry, readers –  computer problems require me to take my laptop in for service, so there will be no blogpost this weekend. I wish you all a blessed weekend, relaxation and renewal.

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BETRAYAL and NEW LIFE

As we celebrated Good Friday and Easter Sunday, I thought of both betrayal and new life. I tried to imagine Jesus’ mother, Mary’s feelings through that weekend. I’ve put my thoughts into story form, which helped me identify with her pain and her joy. I hope this will be meaningful to you as well.

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THE HUNT

Families arrived in droves to line up for “The Hunt.” Carnival games, face painting, crafts, popcorn and an egg hunt gave us an opportunity to build relationships with our community.

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I THOUGHT SHE WAS HUNGRY …

I thought she was hungry. And she was … but not for food. I’m amazed at how my perception of a person changes when I spend time listening to their story.

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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