Tag Archives: Hope

Seed of Hope

Hope nestled into crevices of my soul a minuscule seed waiting to sprout roots grew deep into the darkness born of bitterness Until at last fragrant flowers of faith burst forth from the surface broke open my stony heart to … Continue reading

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Hope Lives

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Romans 8:25 (NIV). I’ve not yet seen Peace on earth Mankind can be mean Hatred and bitterness Mar the world Hearts with hopelessness Yet I have … Continue reading

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If We Make It Home—A Book Review

At the Oregon Christian Writers (OCW) conference this summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Christina Suzann Nelson, author of If We Make It Home. Christina won the OCW Writer of Promise Award, a well-deserved honor. I picked up Christina’s book in … Continue reading

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100% of Statistics Are Just Numbers

Mark Twain popularized the saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” But even when statistics are an accurate representation of the truth, they amount to nothing more than numbers. It’s easy to ignore outrageous statistics, … Continue reading

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A Minute of My Story

Do you want to hear my story Parts are gory I think you don’t Listen you won’t I feel compelled to write it all Each trip and fall Won’t you please read Hear my heart bleed I write to bring … Continue reading

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I’m a Double Finalist

I’m so excited! I entered a poem in the Published Poetry category and my memoir in the Unpublished Memoir category of the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest this year. The deadline to enter was March 31 and I’ve been … Continue reading

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Valley of Trouble

There I will give her back her vineyards,     and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth,     as in the day she came up out of Egypt. Hosea 2:15 … Continue reading

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