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My husband and I just returned from a much-needed vacation. When you have five kids and jobs that require high levels of responsibility, time for just the two of us can get placed on the back burner. And yet, in order to stay connected, in tune, and serving together in our calling as husband and wife, father and mother, stepdad and stepmom, and servants of God, we must nurture our relationship.
“Again,” coach yelled from the sidelines. “Do it again.”
I placed my soccer ball at the corner of the field, took two giant steps back, and charged like a bull at a rodeo clown, launching the ball in an arc toward the net.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
My story is mine to tell. So, I came to the red rock mountains of Colorado Springs to discover it. To accept it. To write it. At least I thought that’s what this weekend nestled in the majesty of Glen Eyrie was all about.
“From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I…I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.” – Psalm 61:2-4 (NKJV)
I am wrestling. A deep wrestling within. A stirring. A yearning to understand.
“be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” – Ephesians 5:18-20 (NKJV)
"That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe." - I Timothy 4:10 (NIV)
What is hope?
Biblical hope is rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ. He is our hope - the Way back to a right relationship with God, the Truth to light our path, the Life that breathes into us, guiding us to God's purpose for our lives.
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