The Power of Self Love

From the wise words of Brennan Manning:  “Self hatred is an enormous obstacle to loving other people. Usually we dislike others not because we love ourselves too much, but because we’re not able to love ourselves enough.. Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In other words, my capacity to love you lies in direct … Read more

Not One Doubt in Our Hearts

“Truly, I tell you if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.” Not saying God’s a magic genie in this context, that grants all our wishes and prayers … Read more

Bold (surgical) Armor for God

Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against all evil schemes. Ephesians 6: 10-11 Recently encompassing this verse, sparked an image in my mind — surgical warriors with surgical armor. Just as a warrior in battle places … Read more

Warm Weather and Tanzania Days

This warmer summer weather has us, here at Hope Ministries, reminiscing about our Tanzanian climate. In such warm conditions, we still undergo surgery. We still assess the little ones located at the orphanage, and we still travel to the unreached people needing medical in the “bush” of Tanzania. We are devoted to what’s best for … Read more

Constantly Dreaming Big

“We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.” As we keep stepping one foot forward at a time from last week and continue coming closer to our upcoming departure date in May, we remind ourselves to continuously dream big and never let our visions be limited by earthly negativity. God instills in … Read more

Letting Go and Stepping Out

Sometimes the simple reminder of letting go is all we need to fill our morning cups. Letting go of all false expectations, past failures, and current earthly fears.  Then we are required to make the decision to stand up, dust off past wounds, and press into the deep Heavenly Treasures that lie ahead. We are stepping out in Faith … Read more