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?…

Find Hope in these Powerful Easter Stories

Find Hope in these Powerful Easter Stories

He felt the sand of a dusty road, the growl of a hungry stomach, and the soft fibers a warm blanket. He heard the phrase, “I love you son,” as his mom embraced his shoulders. He tasted the soft bread as he conversed with good…

65+ Scripture Verses that Will Give You Hope

65+ Scripture Verses that Will Give You Hope

(Inside: Bible verses about hope. Hear God speak directly into your life through these hope-filled scripture verses.) She’d had been sick with dementia for 10 years before she’d passed away. My family sat in neat rows listening to the reading of scripture, the recalling of…

I Praise God for ALL of It

I Praise God for ALL of It

[Inside: I Praise God for All of It] Life is Hard If I’m honest…. This last year has been a doozie. Whether you call it life… bad luck… attacks from Satan, or just things that happen because we are living in a fallen world –…

Find Out the Ways You Best Connect with God

Find Out the Ways You Best Connect with God

(Inside: Do you want to find the best ways you connect with God in your current season of life? Are you ready to deepen your faith?)   People raising their hands in worship is weird. It’s all just too much enthusiasm for me. At least…

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…

Love Your Monday People {Guest Post}

Love Your Monday People {Guest Post}

(Inside: How to help people when you’re overwhelmed with the need. How to help people when it seems like you don’t have enough to offer.)   Extravagant Hope is excited to welcome our guest blogger, Chereyl Osborne. Chereyl is a wife, mother of two, Mimi of…