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Dealing with Fear: 4 Steps to Take When You’re Afraid

Dealing with Fear: 4 Steps to Take When You’re Afraid

Dealing with fear – 4 steps to take when you’re scared. How to overcome fear in life and dealing with fear biblically.

Find Your Word for the Year

Find Your Word for the Year

[Inside: Find your Word of the Year] My word of the year is REDEEM. Redeem  From the latin word redimere meaning, to buy back. Definition: compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something). gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment. fulfill 

Better Understand Fear so You Can Conquer It Hard

Better Understand Fear so You Can Conquer It Hard

If you better understand fear, then you can conquer it. What is fear? Why do get stuck living in fear? What causes fear? Let’s answer these questions…

Stories Jesus Told: Life-Changing Lessons in the Parables We Love

Stories Jesus Told: Life-Changing Lessons in the Parables We Love

[Inside: an introduction to parables] Parables Move Us Everybody loves a good story. A good story makes us feel something. We relate to the characters and we feel what they feel. We identify with the events in the story, and it’s like we’re right there 

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 

My Attempt to Break-up with Social Media {Guest Post}

My Attempt to Break-up with Social Media {Guest Post}

(Inside: My Attempt to Break-up with Social Media.) Extravagant Hope is excited to welcome our guest blogger, Becky Hawkinson. Becky is a wife, mother of two and friend, who loves a good laugh, good coffee and Jesus.      Do you ever feel like you’ve