The Thrill of Hope: What Produces Hope? And What Does Hope Produce?

“O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.”Psalm 130:7 Hope is often discussed, yet just as often underappreciated. We preach it and sing about it. But we don’t usually realize it’s power and our need for it when times are good. Comfort tends … Continue reading The Thrill of Hope: What Produces Hope? And What Does Hope Produce?

The Right Words for the Right Moment

Yesterday I finished reading The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. This insightful book provides an intimate look at British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, his family, and his cabinet during the German bombings, or “Blitz”, of England prior to the United States’ entry into World War II.  One of Churchcill’s most remembered traits, of … Continue reading The Right Words for the Right Moment