Faith & Hope

When we choose faith and hope we repel fear and discouragement. Faith and hope work together, supporting each other. They can empower us with strength beyond our own. With faith and hope we can confidently move forward knowing that in the end all will work for our good. We exercise faith and show our hope whenever we work towards a worthy goal.

If You Don't Believe
God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your righteous prayers and fulfill your dreams just as He always has, but He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream, in short, He can’t if you don’t believe.
Jeffery R Holland

Doubt your Doubts
Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.
Dieter F Utchdorf

  Talking about Grief & Loss

#4 How do you regain Hope & Faith after loss?

This is the first of a two part discussion. Today we will be discussing why hope and faith are so critical to healing.  We discuss how to find Hope again and how faith and hope connect to each other.

#5 How do act in Faith and battle Doubts?

This is the second video in a two part discussion. Today we will be talking more about how we can act in faith in difficult circumstances and how we can handle doubts. 

  From the Editors Desk

  1. Mountains to Climb

    It’s been a little over 8 months since Jamie died and I’m here to tell you that although I’m still striving to live life after loss, I’m tired. This grief journey is a long one. Long and painful. I have likened it to climbing a mountain; the tallest, roughest terrain...
  2. Is it easier to believe that God does not exist?

    You may not believe in God, or you may believe that He is a governing force that started this world into motion but cares very little about any of us individually.  All of the bad and evil in this world may lead you to believe these things… “How could God...
  3. Waiting for the Fourth Watch… Stretching My Faith and Trust

    As I have been trying to wait patiently and have faith and trust in God concerning the sale of my house, a story from my past keeps entering my mind.  I wanted to share it with you and what it has recently taught me…   When my husband was in...

  Real Stories

Acting on even a twig of faith gives God the power to grow it.   We wish to encourage those who in the midst of hard trials who feel their faith may be fading under the onslaught of troubles.

  More from our Blog on Faith & Hope

  1. Overcomer


    It was October 2009. Life was good—no it was amazing! And then…everything in our life started to change. I remember when it happened. It was the day after we had these family pictures taken… I ended up at the hospital with severe pain and a diagnosis of diverticulitis. After a...

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  2. He Sees What I Don’t See

    He Sees What I Don’t See

      One of the biggest struggles that I have is not complaining, whining, and resisting my new life situation. It’s hard because this isn’t something that I can just forget about; it’s in my face everyday. When I roll over in the morning, when I walk by the family photos in...

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  3. Doubting My Grief

    Doubting My Grief

    In talking to so many people this week about Bart, I find myself consoling almost every one of them. I don’t want anybody to be sad. I don’t want anybody to feel empty because he’s gone. I’m realizing that everyone mourns differently. The way I am mourning is way different...

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  4. Fighting My Way to the Distant Light

    Fighting My Way to the Distant Light

      I have missed blogging….     This morning I ran into a woman who recognized me.  She follows my blog and told me how much she appreciated reading it. She shed tears for me, and I realized how much I need to get back to writing because of the...

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  5. I Believe in Santa Claus

    I Believe in Santa Claus

    I was on my dad’s shoulders. It was a cold night on Christmas Eve, back when Santa Claus was still real. We had just finished at Grandma’s house. (For as long as I can remember, every Christmas Eve, Santa came to Grandma’s and left us something. It was there that...

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What is faith?

My wife’s struggle for an answer yielded this: “Faith is not that everything will be OK now, but that all will be OK and made right in the end.” This is a powerful principle. We do not know why we are asked to go through what we are, but faith is continuing to do our best knowing that we will be rewarded with all that is rightfully ours at the appropriate time.


Question & Answer

What do we have hope in?