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Find Hope in these Powerful Easter Stories

Find Hope in these Powerful Easter Stories

He felt the sand of a dusty road, the growl of a hungry stomach, and the soft fibers a warm blanket. He heard the phrase, “I love you son,” as his mom embraced his shoulders. He tasted the soft bread as he conversed with good […]

My Attempt to Break-up with Social Media {Guest Post}

My Attempt to Break-up with Social Media {Guest Post}

(Inside: My Attempt to Break-up with Social Media.) Extravagant Hope is excited to welcome our guest blogger, Becky Hawkinson. Becky is a wife, mother of two and friend, who loves a good laugh, good coffee and Jesus.      Do you ever feel like you’ve […]

65+ Scripture Verses that Will Give You Hope

65+ Scripture Verses that Will Give You Hope

(Inside: Bible verses about hope. Hear God speak directly into your life through these hope-filled scripture verses.) She’d had been sick with dementia for 10 years before she’d passed away. My family sat in neat rows listening to the reading of scripture, the recalling of […]

I Praise God for ALL of It

I Praise God for ALL of It

[Inside: I Praise God for All of It] Life is Hard If I’m honest…. This last year has been a doozie. Whether you call it life… bad luck… attacks from Satan, or just things that happen because we are living in a fallen world – […]

Find Out the Ways You Best Connect with God

Find Out the Ways You Best Connect with God

(Inside: Do you want to find the best ways you connect with God in your current season of life? Are you ready to deepen your faith?)   People raising their hands in worship is weird. It’s all just too much enthusiasm for me. At least […]

For Valentine’s Day: A Love Letter from God

For Valentine’s Day: A Love Letter from God

[Inside: A Love Letter from God] Valentine’s Day.   A day we all turn to thoughts of love. Special dinners. Candle light. Gifts to demonstrate our love. Time alone with loved ones. Mushy cards; or if we’re really fortunate, a personal love letter. Valentine’s Day […]

Love Your Monday People {Guest Post}

Love Your Monday People {Guest Post}

(Inside: How to help people when you’re overwhelmed with the need. How to help people when it seems like you don’t have enough to offer.)   Extravagant Hope is excited to welcome our guest blogger, Chereyl Osborne. Chereyl is a wife, mother of two, Mimi of […]

What Do You See when You Look in the Manger?

What Do You See when You Look in the Manger?

The Sweet Gift of New Life For me, the baby in the manger conjures up some of the same feelings I experienced when I watched my own babies sleep in their cribs: warmth and sweetness; love and affection; a deep peace and extreme joy. The […]

A Christmas Cookie Tradition

A Christmas Cookie Tradition

[Inside: A Christmas Cookie Tradition] Traditions Then… I love cooking with my boys. They have been in the kitchen with me since they were old enough to stand on a step stool next to the counter. We would all put our aprons on, and I […]

Fun Ways to See the True Meaning of Christmas in the Hustle

Fun Ways to See the True Meaning of Christmas in the Hustle

(Inside: Help your family celebrate the true meaning of Christmas during the Holiday season. )   My son’s little legs dangled over the edge of the couch a foot shy of reaching the floor. His usually busy hands were folded neatly on his lap. His […]


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