35 Years and Flannel
March 20th, 2023
What do Hope’s 35th Anniversary and old flannel shirts have to do with one another? Good question.I grew up wearing flannel shirts and t-shirts. I still wear flannel shirts and t-shirts. They’re comfo...  Read More
Our Struggle Is Not Against Flesh And Blood
March 13th, 2023
How are followers of Jesus to love our neighbors in the sin-filled and divisive world that we find ourselves in? Is the answer found in a political ideology? Is the answer based on moral objectives an...  Read More
What is the Speed of Love
March 7th, 2023
In sections of Montana the speed limit used to be defined by words, not numbers. Driversdesignated their own speed limit by what they deemed to be “reasonable and prudent.” That was the speed limit. I...  Read More
It's Good To Unplug
February 27th, 2023
I decided I would try to take a “vacation” from my cell phone, as well. Those first few days, I felt like I should have checked myself into a treatment center......  Read More
Holy Discontentment
February 20th, 2023
Discontentment is mostly viewed in a negative way. It can be an all-consuming forcethat drives us and motivates us to work harder. Discontentment is what creates in us anunhealthy desire to have a big...  Read More
Ancient Truth
February 13th, 2023
On Sunday mornings and in classes during the week, we are pondering the book of James in the series, “Rooted.” I like James because it’s a practical guide to Christian living. It has also prompted me ...  Read More
God Is Not Colorblind
February 6th, 2023
Back in February of 1976 President Ford officially recognized Black History month, and it has been celebrated in the United States every February since. I will confess that until just a few years ago,...  Read More
Annual Report
January 30th, 2023
Hopesters,Last Sunday we had fun at our Annual Meeting! If you haven’t seen our Annual Report check itout here: Annual ReportAs you have seen, 2022 was an amazing year here at Hope Community church. T...  Read More
Disruption is not the enemy
January 24th, 2023
***This week’s newsletter brought to you from Guadalajara and Pastor MarkDisruption is not the enemy. In fact, it can be a gift.We ran out of gas at our house yesterday but I desperately needed a show...  Read More
He is Master, Lord, King, and our Dad?
January 16th, 2023
Throughout the fall of last year, we went through the book of Judges and saw that the Israelites lived like people with no king. Week after week we talked about the need for us to acknowledge that we ...  Read More
Prayer In All Things
January 9th, 2023
Monday Night Football is a significant staple for many people these days. And like many others, my family was watching when Damar Hamlin collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. As I sat there watching...  Read More
Our History Shapes Us
January 3rd, 2023
My parents have been slowly giving away many of the things in their home. Recently, my momgave me a small, plain, white coffee mug. It might not seem like much, but I was super excited!You see, this i...  Read More