Blog – Hope from Hood

Too Busy To Be Present...?
in Encouragement

Too Busy To Be Present…?

On Sunday I asked a question in worship: Have we been too busy to be really present with one another? In our society which believes that time is a commodity, this is an important question...

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20 Mar 2019
Lent 2 Prayer Chair
in Encouragement, Lent

Lent 2 Prayer Chair

Settle into a chair, breathe deeply, and make the following prayer your offering to God. For the times when I have put the to-do list before reaching others… forgive me. For the times when I...

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19 Mar 2019
Un-busy: Presence
in Lent

Un-busy: Presence

  The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.      He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;     he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths     for his...

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18 Mar 2019
Adjusting Your Tempo
in Encouragement

Adjusting Your Tempo

Sunday morning in worship, I encouraged you to think about the tempo of your life. Is the pace of activity in your life too fast, too slow, or just about right? It would be easy...

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12 Mar 2019
Tempo
in Encouragement, Inspiration

Tempo

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your...

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11 Mar 2019
The View from the Top
in Encouragement

The View from the Top

Luke 9:28-43 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Reflect: Consider some of the mountain top experiences of your life. What was the mountain you...

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05 Mar 2019
in Encouragement

Overwhelmed?

God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit. (1 Corinthians 10:13, The Message) Lately, I have sure felt pushed past my limits. I’ve been overwhelmed…working hard, volunteering, helping...

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26 Feb 2019
You Can't Fall Up
in Encouragement

You Can’t Fall Up

Read Acts 9:1-19 Reflect: Since you cannot fall up, you have to climb up. When it comes to the mountains of your life, what has climbing been like for you lately? What external obstacles and...

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25 Feb 2019