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His Kingdom is Forever – Interview with Erik Potter

Watch a reply of our interview with counselor Erik Potter.  

A Prayer from Psalm 46

I read Psalm 46 recently, and it was a helpful reminder to me. I penned the following prayer reflecting on the psalm. Ruling, reigning, sovereign Father: Psalm 46 is such a helpful reminder this morning that you are God. As I write this, a vicious winter storm has wreaked havoc on Texas. The COVID-19 pandemic rages on. ...

Interview with Vaneetha Risner

Watch a reply of our interview with author Vaneetha Risner. Vaneetha’s new book Walking Through Fire: A Memoir of Loss and Redemption was recently published. The experiences of post-polio syndrome, childhood bullying, the death of a child, and a husband who walked away are never easy. While our suffering might look different, we’ve all felt the sorrow ...

Seeing as Jesus Sees, Loving as Jesus Loves

Have you ever considered what Jesus’ body language was like, as he ministered to the weak, helpless, and hurting? If Jesus Christ was standing before you right now, what would his face communicate? When I’ve asked folks this question, I’ve heard a variety of different responses: “Disappointed… Frustrated… Ashamed… I think he’d look away…” Oftentimes ...

Lessons from 2020

For many of us, 2020 was a year that will reverberate for the rest of our lives. Many have already written their postmortems on the year. But as I have reflected this new year, I have also been considering the things I learned in 2020. For example, I learned a whole new vocabulary. This includes: ...

Gifts of Hope

This has been a trying year for so many, including many of us at Hope Counseling Services. Yet it has been a blessed year in many ways as well. And God has continued to expand our ministry at Hope, and provide more opportunities to bring Hope to Life. Donors play a crucial role in our ...

Lamenting in Hope

Last year I read a book called Lament for a Son written by Nicholas Wolterstorff, a Christian philosopher. He wrote it in response to the sudden death of his son who died of a skiing accident at age 25. Wolterstorff paints a devastating picture of the pain a parent suffers losing a child. At times ...

Hope Made Visible – One Church’s Story

As a pastor and minister of the gospel for 22 years, I have never seen such a diverse number of challenging circumstances facing the members I am called to shepherd. Even those who have been a rock in times of trial in the past often feel especially vulnerable as 2020 draws to a close. Never has ...

Hope Made Visible – Cherda’s Story

When I started counseling at Hope, I knew I would once again be focusing on all my pain and suffering. Over the last few years the fabric of my family began to fray and unravel. I was already dealing with addiction, separation, financial ruin, and the loss of a close companion to cancer (to name a ...

Happy Thanksgiving

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