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Life Lessons from the Word

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 […]

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

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. […]

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 […]



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