July 3rd, 2023
What are some unique pairings in life?Somewhere along the way someone took the ingenious step of joining peanut butter and jelly and making what is individually tasty, all together superior by combini...
Trust is the Name of the Game
June 26th, 2023
This coming Sunday, I am going to walk through Proverbs, Chapter 3, which contains one of the most well-known of all the Proverbs.“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own unders...
What's Your New Name?
June 21st, 2023
We are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)A few weeks ago, I was readi...
What a Whirlwind!
June 14th, 2023
These past few weeks at Hope have been a beautiful, love-filled, Jesus-inspired whirlwind of activity! We’ve had many beautiful things take place, and it’s required a great amount of prayer, resources...
Thanks for Responding
June 7th, 2023
A couple of weeks ago, I asked you for your thoughts on the future of the newsletter. I heard from a good mix of Olders and Youngers, long-time Hopesters and new Hopesters. I was encouraged to see tha...
May 29th, 2023
Dear Hopesters,John C. Maxwell has written, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” Right and true.THINGS CHANGE. A constant of life is change. It’s just part of the definition of our earthly exis...
Do You Even Read This?
May 22nd, 2023
Do you ever regularly do something that you do not enjoy? I’ll be honest with you: writing this newsletter is one of those things for me. I enjoy writing a sermon that I then get to share orally, but ...
Do You Have 5 Minutes To Be Still?
May 15th, 2023
Not long ago, I sat through a presentation from a business man sharing 8 characteristics of a Leader. It was your typical list: a servant, has vision, inspires, builds relationships, etc. However, the...
Levies, Barriers, and Protections
May 9th, 2023
We went to this amazing beach. It is called Puerto Aventuras, located 50 miles or so south of Cancun. You’ve heard of Cancun. This other beach was started by a developer in the ‘80s who saw the succes...
May 1st, 2023
A few weeks ago, I was driving into the Hope parking lot and as I entered, I noticed one of our rock beds that has trees in it. I realized some dead branches and acorns scattered amongst the rocks. I ...
Celebrate By Being Generous
April 24th, 2023
For thirty-five years, Hope Community Church has been sharing the love of Jesus with anyone that walks through our doors. During the last few months we have been celebrating all that the Heavenly Fath...
The Door Back Home
April 17th, 2023
During the past few months, we have been intentionally looking back and celebrating the past thirty-five years as a church. It’s been fun to honor old worship pastors, learn about our heritage, and ce...