Praise Praying

Praise Praying

A Dose Of Hope Praise Praying When bad things happen, especially unfair, unjust, or undeserved bad things, the temptation is to give in to PITY PRAYING. Paul and Silas were battered, bruised, and thrown in prison undeservedly. If anyone had cause for pity praying it...
Fertilizer Happens!

Fertilizer Happens!

A Dose Of Hope Fertilizer Happens! I spent most of my summers on the farm in Iowa and you can’t spend time on a farm without seeing it, cleaning it up, and even stepping in your fair share of fertilizer. But, if you spend much time on a farm you also know how...
Turning Tears of Grief into Tears of Gratitude

Turning Tears of Grief into Tears of Gratitude

A Dose Of Hope Turning Tears of Grief into Tears of Gratitude When I was a principal of a K-12 school, I saw my fair share of children who came to the office in tears. Either they had been hurt on the playground or their feelings had been hurt, or they were in trouble...
How’s Your Story Going?

How’s Your Story Going?

A Dose Of Hope How’s Your Story Going? I don’t know about you, but my story has taken many different paths and turns than I expected, and some of them were unwelcome. When your story is not going the way you’d hoped, the temptation is to become...
Hurdles: Hurt, Hinder, or Hurtle?

Hurdles: Hurt, Hinder, or Hurtle?

A Dose Of Hope Hurdles: Hurt, Hinder, or Hurtle? Has someone hurt you? Have you encountered a hurdle that looks daunting? Has lack of training, funding, or even outright opposition hindered you from reaching your goal? Hurdles can hurt, hinder, or they can hurdle you...