Summer is over. School is back in session.

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Back to school letter from mom to daughter

Summer is over and your student is back to school. You are beginning to get your family back into the routine of a non-summer schedule and the new normal is starting to sink in, well at least starting to (coffee helps!). In the hustle of getting all the last minute school supplies when, let’s be real, many stores began not only running out of the exact supplies you needed from the list given by the school, but many stores also looked like a paper tornado had come through making it …

Discover a Warrior

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Discover a Warrior

They had been pushed back and taunted for forty days. Their predicament was grim. They had an answer to make but were fearful of the outcome. Who could they send that wouldn’t be annihilated? Suddenly, a small shepherd boy arrived in the tense atmosphere wondering why the “mighty” army was cowering behind tents and shields, whispering as to not upset the giant that stood waiting and mocking… Now the Israelites had been saying, “Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out …

Discover God’s Timing

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Discover God’s Timing

Have you ever noticed how nothing happens the way we think it will? For example, we get the job, but it’s not the one we expected. We have our needs met, but not the way we anticipated it. Or, maybe we get to where we needed to be, but it was not where we thought it’d be. Life is full of twists, turns and detours; yet, God’s timing is in the midst of it all. Timing is an interesting phenomenon. You need the right timing …

Discover Integrity

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Discover Integrity

I wonder what Joseph’s thoughts were as he sat in jail after he maintained his integrity. He could have complied and remained silent. Who would tell? Besides Pharoah’s wife, but she was the one pursuing him. At least two years God allowed Joseph to be incarcerated. Two years is a long time to suffer for “doing the right thing.” I’m sure at some point he felt forgotten. According to Miriam-Webster’s dictionary, Integrity is defined as:     1: firm adherence to a code of especially …

An Unexpected Journey

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Alicia was already a mother to five children and had just gotten out of a bad relationship when she made her way to Hope. Her pregnancy test came back as positive and she was overwhelmed. Alicia was contemplating abortion because she only had a seasonal job and five other mouths to feed. But when she spoke with one of our Patient Advocates they said, “what is the difference this time?” speaking of the other kids. That helped Alicia. “It made me realize I’ve made it …