How Hope Fuels the Best a Man Can Get

How Hope Fuels the Best a Man Can Get

Recently, I was thinking about my word for this year, hope, in the context of the recent controversy around the newest Gillette campaign.  If you haven’t seen it, you can view it here. There are many different view points around the message— some for and some against it.  Those who have voiced their opinions talk about what they have seen in the message.  I’ve watched the commercial multiple times. Here are two things I see:

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Podcast on Purity (Part 2)

Picture from Carol Kent's new devotional,  He Holds My Hand , releasing October 3!

Picture from Carol Kent's new devotional, He Holds My Hand, releasing October 3!

Last Tuesday, part 1 of our story aired on Power of Purity (if you missed it and are interested, click here). Part 2

Part 2 was released today and you can listen here.

Know that we are not unique. It's not because we're extra special that God brought healing. What He brings to our lives with His unconditional love and grace and forgiveness and patience, He longs to bring to you, too. It can be hard to see His work when it's dark and hopeless, but know that He is. He will never leave you or forsake you and He is trustworthy.

If Things Look Hopeless

If Things Look Hopeless

A decade plus ago, I (Jen) could have made the choice to steer the car into oncoming traffic. The despair was that bad. The darkness was that overwhelming. By God's grace and intervention, I stayed in my lane.

After that moment, the way I began to view the world and God and Craig slowly changed. And now, here we are, speaking hope and light to marriages, even though at one point, we were bathed in darkness and depression.

You can be a Christian and still be assaulted by hopelessness. You can still be plagued by thoughts about how easy it could be to walk away. And yet, as we have found, it's worth it to persevere through the suffering. God promises to use all things for good. There is purpose to our pain.

If this is true for us, it is true for you, too.

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Amelia Rhodes’ ‘Pray A to Z’ Guide to Prayer Prize Pack

Amelia Rhodes’ ‘Pray A to Z’ Guide to Prayer Prize Pack

I'm sure you've noticed—the needs of this nation, of our world, are great. Oftentimes as I read the paper in the morning, I am completely overwhelmed by the wretched state of affairs. Natural disasters, government corruption, shootings, budget deficits...the list could go on seemingly forever. My heart breaks and I feel out of control, at a loss for words, and confounded at what I could possibly do to make this world a better place for my children and generations to come. It all seems too far to reach.

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