Category Archives: Real Hope

November 5: Real Hope for a Blind Man

Read Mark 10:46-52 Since first grade I have needed some sort of visual aid to help me see. I’ll never forget the fear I had as a little kid when my Mom told me she thought I needed glasses. Once … Continue reading

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November 4: Safe or Faith

Read Mark 5:21-34 Do you have a routine? My morning routine is the same just about every morning of the week. Wake up about 10 minutes later than I should have, taking about five minutes too long in the shower, … Continue reading

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November 3: Man with Leprosy

Read Mark 1:40-45 I’m not ashamed. I am a 24 year old man with a whole face of facial hair, and I am afraid of the dark. Up until I got married in March of 2016 I slept with a … Continue reading

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November 2: The Greatest Hope

Read Matthew 28:1-9 and John 20:1 Dawn means “becoming day.” It is the hope of a new day when the sun is still below the horizon. Mary Magdalene got out of bed before dawn on Resurrection Sunday to go to … Continue reading

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November 1: The Syro-Phoenician Woman

Read Matthew 15:21-28 I hate tests. All the way from elementary school through college, tests were never looked upon favorably by me. A horrible moment in my life was when I took the ACT in high school. I can’t point … Continue reading

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October 31: Habakkuk

Read Habakkuk 3:1-19   When was the last time you felt overwhelmed? Not just feeling frustrated, or busy, or even stressed, but when was the last time you literally felt like you were a quickly sinking vessel destined for doom? … Continue reading

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October 30: Helpless Doesn’t Mean Hopeless

Read Jeremiah 11:18-23 and Lamentations 3:16-27 I don’t know what it’s like to lose everything, but I know what it’s like to be helpless. I have never experienced deep loss to the point where I have nothing left, but I … Continue reading

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October 29: Job

Read Job 13:1-28 Have you ever been wronged by God? Perhaps you lost your job and immediately thought to yourself, “Why is this happening? God, why would you allow this to happen?!” Maybe you have gone through complications in your … Continue reading

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October 28: The Hope of Nehemiah

Read Nehemiah 1:1-11 In ancient times, walls commonly surrounded cities. They provided protection from enemies and a sense of security to citizens. The sheer scale of building such walls in a time before bulldozers, excavators and cement trucks is astounding! … Continue reading

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October 27: The Shunammite Woman

Read 2 Kings 4:8-37 Spending money is easy when it’s your parent’s. For about the first 18 years of my life, I was on mom and dad’s payroll, or at least that’s how I saw things. Just about the only … Continue reading

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