Friendship and Love
September 24th, 2023
We’re all amateurs when it comes to love and relationships. I’ve never seen anyone go professional or get corporate sponsorships for their gold medal friendship status. Friendship isn’t an Olympic spo...
God Does Some Of His Best Work In The Dark
September 18th, 2023
Jesus once said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)The disciple John once said, “God is light and in Him there ...
Baptism Sunday Was A Slam Dunk
September 11th, 2023
For more than 35 years now, we have held an Annual Baptism celebration! This year’s baptism celebration was held on our basketball court, and it was a slam dunk! We had 80 Hopesters make their public ...
Experiencing The Ups & Downs Of Life
September 4th, 2023
Our current sermon series is titled “Ups and Downs,” yet as we’ve been studying the life of David, we’ve mostly just been looking at the “ups.” Hang in there, the downs are coming! Downs are a part of...
August 28th, 2023
Years ago, my laptop computer was running super slow. It was almost unbearable, and I could hardly get anything done. I called Hopester volunteer Keith Wallace and asked for some help. Thankfully, he ...
August 21st, 2023
When my kids were little, it seemed like any problem could be solved with Goldfish crackers or Cheerios. We made sure to always stay stocked up on those snacks because they were the one thing we could...
Time For A New Song?
August 14th, 2023
What do you do when you discover a new song that you enjoy?When I find a new song that I like, I tend to play it over and over again. I’ll play it in the car, in the house, and while I’m mowing the ya...
Ups & Downs
August 7th, 2023
This coming Sunday we will be starting a new sermon series, taking a few months to look at the ups and downs of David’s life. The life of David is recorded in a number of Old Testament books in our Bi...
Worth the Sacrifice
July 31st, 2023
This past week I had the pleasure of going on the high school mission trip with 18 truly incredible teenagers. Because I serve primarily in adult ministries, I do not often get to see up close and per...
Shark Week Therapy
July 24th, 2023
In June of 1975 a movie was released that changed people’s view of the ocean forever. The movie? Jaws. (Raise your hand if an eerie two-note toon is now playing in your head.) Who knew a single movie ...
Now Or Never!
July 17th, 2023
If you ask the right person, they might reveal that I can tend to procrastinate when it comes to getting certain things done. But I might offer to you the nuanced opinion that I just work better under...
God is for All People
July 7th, 2023
If you’ve been around Hope for a while, then you’ve probably noticed that I have the hardest time loving people that are uber religious. I’m not talking about people who are faithfully trying to follo...