Practical Application

It’s Hard to Listen While You Preach

I was recently triggered to think about how I listen. We often listen with more than our ears. We have all been guilty of listening without really listening. We all chuckle when a comedian or speaker shares the scenario where, as one is speaking, the other is not listening but thinking of what they will […]

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Mother’s Day HERoes

Many women in the Christian community work faithfully in the shadows of their high profile husbands. In honor of Mother’s Day, we wanted to shed some light on a few outstanding women who are making a difference through their own ministries, acting as mentors to other women and serving their families well. They share some […]

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Life Lessons Learned Through The Magic of Music

How do you give a child the gift of music? I thought about that recently, when after a busy, challenging day, I reached for my violin and once again enjoyed the relaxing outlet it provides. I thought about my high school orchestra conductor: one of my favorite and most influential teachers. I realized he cultivated […]

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Corporate Prayer: Worth The Investment

For a few hours every year, the daily work of OneHope’s ministry comes to an abrupt halt. An intentional pause and recalibration. The OneHope team participates in corporate times of prayer. Although these gatherings cost thousands of dollars in manpower, they are undoubtedly worth the return on investment.  We meet to publicly glorify God and […]

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Unity: A Death and Resurrection

Unity is a popular word these days — and why wouldn’t it be? In a world dominated by vaccine conspiracies, feuds over masks, political division, racial unrest and economic uncertainty, the call to unity seems refreshing and warranted. In the last few weeks alone, several Christian and non-Christian books on the topic of unity have […]

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Six Myths About Research

One of the first questions I ask leaders who want input on a new idea is, “What does your research say?” I’m shocked at how few have good research in hand before launching major initiatives. I think research scares most people. However, we have found that research is revelatory and vital. Maybe debunking these six […]

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“Behold! I Make All Things New”

Go with me back in time. It is 6:17 in the morning, April 6th, the 17th year of Tiberius Caesar. It is a few moments before sunrise. We are in a dark place, somewhere in Judea, a troubled province of the Roman Empire. There is a sudden movement of the earth beneath our feet. We […]

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The World According To James

“Get yourself a stack of 3 X 5 cards, and come see me.” Dr. Wright was my favorite college professor, by far. We formed a friendship born in the classroom and developed at the baseball stadium, where I played and he cheered. While he taught and I ran the bases, somehow we became “equals.” So […]

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Misplaced Hope

In Psalm 20:7 David makes a powerful statement: “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Misplaced hope? Back in David’s day if you had chariots and horses, you were a force to be reckoned with. You had power and stability on the battlefield. […]

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My Capitol Experience

I find it interesting how a date will memorialize a moment in time. Loss has a particular ability to memorialize itself. We have all experienced some form of loss or another in the past year. We have lost loved ones; we have lost jobs, opportunities, experiences and the like. We have also lost some “heroes,” […]

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