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Life Lessons from the Word

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 […]

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 […]

3 Fantastic Resources to Help You Plan for Christmas

3 Fantastic Resources to Help You Plan for Christmas

Christmas.  In July. What?! We’re in the middle of Popsicle and pool days. We’re busy relaxing on the deck with a good book, and enjoying bonfires at the beach with toes in the sand. Who’s thinking about Christmas? We are at Extravagant Hope! If you’ve […]

How to Hear God’s Voice in the Valley

How to Hear God’s Voice in the Valley

(Inside: Hearing God’s voice in the midst of hard times. God is there. God is for you. And He will speak to you. Learn from Elijah’s story to better discern God’s voice in your own life.)   You know how outside elements – hail, debris or small […]

Who is the widow? Caring for Vulnerable Women

Who is the widow? Caring for Vulnerable Women

(Inside: Expanding our definition of the “widow” and helping vulnerable women) Who is the Widow? Soothing music filled the gently lit room. The comforting scent of aroma therapy candles enveloped me as the gifted hands of the massage therapist worked the knots out of my […]

Gimme Shelter: Reaching Out to the Homeless

Gimme Shelter: Reaching Out to the Homeless

(Inside: How to help the homeless and under-housed.) “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” Matthew 8:20 Jesus knew what it was like to have no place to lay […]

No More Excuses: Simple Ways to be in God’s Word

No More Excuses: Simple Ways to be in God’s Word

(Inside: Practical ways to be in the Word.) What’s your excuse? “I’m too busy.” “It’s hard to understand.” “I don’t know what part to read.” “I just don’t like to read.”  There are probably a million reasons why we don’t read God’s word for ourselves. […]

The Busy Woman’s Guide to Memorizing Life-Giving Scripture

The Busy Woman’s Guide to Memorizing Life-Giving Scripture

(Inside: Simple ways for busy people to memorize scripture and permanently write God’s encouragement in their hearts.)   My heart sunk just a little bit deeper into my chest. My body was warm, tucked under the covers of my bed, but my heart felt sad […]

Do You Live in Scarcity when Really You are Spiritually Rich?

Do You Live in Scarcity when Really You are Spiritually Rich?

(Inside: Do you live like the spiritually wealthy child of God you are?)   Hetty Green died $3 billion dollars rich, but refused to pay for her son to seek medical attention – so his leg was amputated.   Can you even imagine being that […]



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