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“Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense!” Isaiah 54:2

 

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I’m Moving!

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Effective Monday, 7/28/14,  I’ll be moving this website to a new destination. I’m making the change so you can receive even more encouragement from me in the weeks and months to come. I’m very excited about the possibilities of expanding and being able to give you more of what you’re looking for when it comes to maintaining a hope-filled focus.

I know change can be hard to swallow sometimes but I’ll make it as easy as possible for you. You’ll still get the “Monday’s Marinade” and “Focus Friday” posts, along with other posts filled with insights of hope and faith.

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This website switch will require that you request to receive blog post updates from the new site, even if you’ve already subscribed here. This is the only way I’ll be able to deliver hope to your inbox.

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Expect the Unexpected!

I recently received an email from a reader of my book, A Seed of Hope: God’s Promises of Fertility. She gave me a bit of exciting news.

She’s pregnant! YEA!!!

What Should I Expect?

I’ve been sharing my thoughts through this blog for 3 years and I’m still surprised when I get a note like hers.

But why am I surprised? Shouldn’t I EXPECT to receive news like that on a regular basis? If I’m praying that someone receive the gift of a child from God, shouldn’t I expect that it will happen? Should I anticipate and look for it to happen?

According to 2 Corinthians 5:21, I should.

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV

God’s answers to His promises are a  resounding “YES” in Christ because Jesus has done absolutely everything for us to be able to receive the promise. He has made us righteous so we can stand before the Father with no shame and no self-condemnation, having only an expectation of good. He took every punishment that was meant to come our way so that we could take every blessing that was meant to come His way. He did it all because He valued us above His own life.

Jesus did everything it takes for us to experience and enjoy every promise the Father made. That’s why we can confidently expect good gifts and perfect gifts to come our way as we put our faith in His promises.

 

What are you praying for today? If it’s based on the promises of God, are you EXPECTING it to happen?

 

 

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Focus Friday – His Goodness

 

Focus on this scripture about God’s desire to do you good throughout the day.

It’s God’s Word and it’s what He desires us to believe.

 Believe it is true for you because God’s Word is Truth.

 Use it as an affirmation. Speak this Word to yourself throughout the day.

 Personalize it by putting your name in it!

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Testimonials from the iHope Fertility Retreat

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As a follow up to my post that gave a recap of my iHope Fertility Retreat, I thought I’d share a few of the comments from attendees:


“The atmosphere was sweet and welcoming.”


“I loved that you had scriptures placed throughout the house. I’m taking some home with me and putting them up in my house.”


“I gained knowledge about God’s promises and having hope because of  them.”


“Thanks for showing me how to focus on getting the Word from my head to my heart.”


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” I really appreciated that  you listened and improvised on the things we said and incorporated them into your teaching.”


“I loved the real personality and humor of the guest speaker.”


“The food served at the retreat was OMGreatness!”


“The relaxed schedule was wonderful. It allowed for free conversation and getting to know each other.”


“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”


It was an honor to serve these women! I’m grateful that God used this time to minister to them in the specific and personal way that they each needed.

The next retreat will be in the Fall of 2014. Stay tuned!

Monday’s Marinade – A Word for Your Nation

Monday’s Marinade is provided to you as a means of “soaking yourself” in the hope-filled Word of God at the beginning of your week.

Today’s scripture is provided in light of celebrating America’s birthday last week. No matter where on the earth you live, you can pray for you nation. Marinate your nation with a Word-based prayer each day and live with a hope-filled focus.

Start your week by meditating on this Word for your nation and expect good things to happen!

Monday's Marinade for your nation