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Author: Lori Anderson

Stories Jesus Told: Life-Changing Lessons in the Parables We Love

Stories Jesus Told: Life-Changing Lessons in the Parables We Love

[Inside: an introduction to parables] Parables Move Us Everybody loves a good story. A good story makes us feel something. We relate to the characters and we feel what they feel. We identify with the events in the story, and it’s like we’re right there […]

Forgive as You Are Forgiven: A Story of Mercy

Forgive as You Are Forgiven: A Story of Mercy

I forgive you. Hard words to say, but words that hold incredible healing power; healing to the person who hears them, and healing to the person who speaks them.  Forgiveness is difficult – sometimes it feels impossible. As we dig into a parable about someone […]

The Good Neighbor: Loving Like Jesus Loves

The Good Neighbor: Loving Like Jesus Loves

What is a Good Samaritan? Good Samaritan. It’s a term that has become synonymous with a person who comes to the aid of others; someone who is a good neighbor.  There are organizations named “Good Samaritan” – like the Good Samaritan Society that offers help […]

Lost and Found: The God Who Searches for Us

Lost and Found: The God Who Searches for Us

We All Search for Things We’ve Lost We’ve all lost things and then had to search for them. Ever lost a contact lens? Dropped it on the floor and then got down on your hands and knees feeling around for it until you found it? […]

The Shoulders We Stand On: Your Legacy of Faith

The Shoulders We Stand On: Your Legacy of Faith

None of us stands alone – on their own. We all stand on the shoulders of someone who came before us; someone who laid a foundation, set an example, taught us, mentored us, led us, and loved us.   Whose shoulders are you standing on? […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to Do When God Says, “GO” (Free eCourse!)

What to Do When God Says, “GO” (Free eCourse!)

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]


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