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Life Lessons from the Word

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 […]

It’s the Dawn of a New Day!

It’s the Dawn of a New Day!

It’s the dawn of a new day! Jesus has risen! Hallelujah! His sacrifice freed us from the bondage of sin. Thank you, God! His resurrection broke death’s hold on us. Amen and Amen! Because he has risen, we also will be raised. Now this is […]

Mary Magdalene: A Faithful Follower’s Great Reward

Mary Magdalene: A Faithful Follower’s Great Reward

Followers Essena O’Neil,  an Australian teenager who’d risen to Instagram stardom with over a half a million followers, suddenly quit Instagram. Completely shut down her page. And she made headlines. She shocked the world because everyone knows how hard it is to gain followers like […]

Jesus Forgives Even THAT

Jesus Forgives Even THAT

What is the one thing in your life that you regret more than anything?  The one thing that you don’t share with other people. The thing that if you could, you would go back and re-do or take back? Everyone has something like that. It’s […]



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