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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 […]

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 […]

A Christmas Cookie Tradition

A Christmas Cookie Tradition

[Inside: A Christmas Cookie Tradition] Traditions Then… I love cooking with my boys. They have been in the kitchen with me since they were old enough to stand on a step stool next to the counter. We would all put our aprons on, and I […]

Fun Ways to See the True Meaning of Christmas in the Hustle

Fun Ways to See the True Meaning of Christmas in the Hustle

(Inside: Help your family celebrate the true meaning of Christmas during the Holiday season. )   My son’s little legs dangled over the edge of the couch a foot shy of reaching the floor. His usually busy hands were folded neatly on his lap. His […]

How to Find Hope When God Says, “No” (Free eCourse!)

How to Find Hope When God Says, “No” (Free eCourse!)

(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” (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 […]

How to Find Direction When God is Silent (Free eCourse!)

How to Find Direction When God is Silent (Free eCourse!)

 (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 […]

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into JOY

How to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk into JOY

(Inside: Make your negative self-talk work for you instead of against you. Using simple actions, learn how to turn your negative self-talk into joy. )     Often I have Normal-Brain with normal thoughts enjoying a normal day. But then there’s Thorn-in-my-Side-Brain. She shows up […]

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, […]


Hi there! We're Cheryl, Lori & Mendie, co-owners and writers of Extravagant Hope. We are moms (and a grandma), daughters, wives, teachers, and friends. We are ordinary women, just like you, who have experienced hard stuff in life, just like you. But we are also women who have incredible joy because Jesus has given us hope - and continues to give us hope - in the midst of even our toughest realities.   We are three women who have a dream of sharing that hope of Jesus with you. Join our Extravagant Hope Community and 10+ hope-filled freebies (prayer journal, memory verse cards, printable art and more) will be emailed straight to your inbox. Thanks for being here. :)

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