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How to Find Hope When God Says, “No”

How to Find Hope When God Says, “No”

(Inside: How to Find Hope When God Says, “No”) Parenting is Hard Work Let’s face it, nobody likes being told, “No.” Human nature tends to mean, we want what we what when we want it. And if pressed hard enough, we can probably come up […]

What to Do When God Says, “GO”

What to Do When God Says, “GO”

Green Light, Go When I was a kid, I used to play red light, green light. Do you remember that game? The leader would stand at the front of a group of us kids. That leader would turn their back and yell green light. We […]

How to Find Direction When God is Silent

How to Find Direction When God is Silent

 (Inside: How to make decisions and hear God’s voice when He seems silent. Steps to help you make confident decisions and find your next best step.)      All you hear is silence.  Except for maybe your heart pounding as you stand at a cross section of two paths. You’ve asked God […]

I was Ready for a Fight (A Mindset to Overcome Adversity)

I was Ready for a Fight (A Mindset to Overcome Adversity)

(Inside: How to deal with adversity. A mindset to help you overcome conflict like the champion you are.)     I was ready for a fight.   The T-birds versus The Scorpions. (Danny Zuko, anyone?)   It was my side against theirs and I was […]

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into JOY

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into JOY

(Inside: Make your negative self-talk work for you instead of against you. Using simple actions, learn how to turn your negative self-talk into joy. )     Often I have Normal-Brain with normal thoughts enjoying a normal day. But then there’s Thorn-in-my-Side-Brain. She shows up […]

When I am Afraid…Hope in the Face of Fear

When I am Afraid…Hope in the Face of Fear

*We’d like to thank guest blogger Mara Lennander for this encouraging post giving us hope in the face of fear. You can find Mara at Making Ready.  When I am Afraid… Fear. Such a small word for something that can encompass so much. Our thoughts, […]

What is the Purpose in Your Pain?

What is the Purpose in Your Pain?

What is the Purpose in Pain? Do you ever wonder if there is any real purpose in the pain you’re experiencing? Do you wonder how we can experience such pain if there is really a loving God? We all have times in our lives when […]

It’s All About ME

It’s All About ME

[Inside: Why we should submit to each other.] Togetherness It’s August. The sun is shining, the pool is sparkling, the lake is calling, and the kids have been home now for 8 weeks… (but who’s counting?!) For the most part it’s been wonderful. The schedule […]

3 Fantastic Resources to Help You Plan for Christmas

3 Fantastic Resources to Help You Plan for Christmas

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and Christmas is right around the corner. There’s still time to make plans for your Christmas event or your family gathering. Here at Extravagant Hope, we have 3 fantastic resources to help you out!   Five Women The first resource is Five Women. […]

Restoring a Hidden Treasure: My Opal Ring {Guest Blogger}

Restoring a Hidden Treasure: My Opal Ring {Guest Blogger}

 hgkhgkhgkhf gytg7giuygo Restoring a Hidden Treasure: My Opal Ring By Guest blogger, Melinda K. Taylor klhiuoiugoyflkjh jh An Unexpected Find Have you ever found a hidden treasure when you were not really looking for one? January 2018 I was visiting my daughter Crystal in Cincinnati […]


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