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Guest Blogger: Karen Foster Today we get to hear from author and speaker, Karen Foster, as she shares some timely perspective on what living hope looks like amidst the pain with which our world is dealing this week. “I’m not a very religious person,” said a young man who was interviewed on the street after the horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida. “But whatever religion you are, no matter what you believe—send it whatever—our way.” He sighed as he tried to articulate his thoughts. “We all need it. We all need something. We all need that…hope. So just keep praying for us.” What is hope? In the world’s vernacular, hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” I hope our baseball team wins. I hope it rains. I hope you … Continue reading
“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11 I pray you have a wonderful hope filled Christmas and holiday season. See you in January!
If ever we needed to hold onto hope, it’s now. Every day the news broadcasts some fresh horror that creeps closer to home. I don’t read every story, but I tune in enough to glimpse the chaos whirling past. It reminds me of a merry-go-round. Do you remember them? Most schoolyards had one and it was the hit of recess—until the ubiquitous bully came along. He’d grab one of the iron bars and spin it. Hard. Again and again. Faster and faster delighting in our screams and scramble toward the center column for safety. Then he’d step back, laughing while we clutched the bars, chins tucked to chests as the centrifugal force pulled and sucked, prying us loose to fling us into the waiting dirt and sand. Sometimes that’s what … Continue reading