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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 […]

Redeemed – On Mission in Rwanda

Redeemed – On Mission in Rwanda

(Inside: Redeemed – an African story of love and redemption.)   Redeemed: A Boy’s Story He was 9 years old in April of 1994.  He and his 8 brothers and sisters lived with their parents in a village not far from the capital city of […]

Spiritual Hunger – On Mission in Rwanda

Spiritual Hunger – On Mission in Rwanda

I am not a missions girl.  In fact, at the risk of having you think me un-godly, I will confess to you that “Missions Sunday” is my least favorite Sunday of the year. If you haven’t been to one, allow me to describe it for […]

Friendship with God – Is That Even Possible?

Friendship with God – Is That Even Possible?

Think about the people who are closest to you in your life… that one person you go to right away when you are in trouble. The person you can talk to about anything.  Do you have their face in your mind? Now, think about how […]

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 […]

Pray Like Jesus

Pray Like Jesus

I was at the funeral of a friend of a friend. It was someone I didn’t know well, and someone who died too soon. We were in a church I had never been to before; traditional hard pews, and a pipe organ in the back […]

The Best Gift You’ve Ever Received

The Best Gift You’ve Ever Received

What is it that made that gift so special to you?  Maybe it was the person who gave it. Maybe it was handmade. Maybe it was something you really needed, or wanted. Maybe there’s nothing special about the gift itself, it just reminds you of […]


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