By Samuel All it takes is a cursory glance at our world to notice that everything seems centered around getting people to worry about themselves. From multi-million dollar media campaigns to the songs sung in our churches, the message is that my personal preferences are of the highest priority and seeking after those things are … Read More »
by Nicky, women’s ministry participant Over time it developed into a severe addiction. Having been exposed to pornography by the time I went off to college, I began to question my sexual identity. While I had always found guys attractive, and I had avoided looking at women sexually or even being attracted to them, I … Read More »
by Christena, 23 Three years ago I was sitting in a Living Hope banquet, flipping through one of these magazines, trying to stay focused on getting home to my girlfriend so we could go out to the bar. She did my hair that night. I remember how ironic all of it felt. I sat there … Read More »
written by the small group leader of our wives support group. My husband and I had been married for about 4 years. I was very happy to be married to such a Godly man who was a great dad to our small children. He was a respected church leader and teacher. I thought he was … Read More »
My name is Samuel; I am 24 years old and I have the pleasure to serve as Ricky’s assistant in the office. I have been a part of Living Hope for going on 9 years now starting 600 miles away as just another part of the online web forums. I would like to start tonight … Read More »
What we believe about facts; about time, mass, gravity, genetics, medicine, you name it, depend on believing what we THINK are facts about physics, and biology and medicine. But just because something is a FACT or a ‘law’ doesn’t make it TRUE. Only Jesus holds all of the Truth cards and they are in the Bible.
by Amanda, 24 Homosexuality. That was a word that was never uttered in my family or church growing up. That was the ultimate sin. The forbidden fruit. The sin they kick you out of church for. I’ll never forget my reaction to the first time someone asking me if I was a lesbian. People had … Read More »
Temptation can be used to deepen your relationship with Jesus.
by D’Ann Davis We talk much at Living Hope Ministries about how our definitions of love need to be re-oriented to that of God’s definition of love as we see in Scripture. We seek to cast off the flawed, sinful, worldly definitions of love that would include blindly agreeing with anything anyone says so long … Read More »
by Ricky Chelette He was clearly old enough to be my grandfather. The gray hair and the deep lines of his face spoke volumes about the journey of his life. He was an unassuming but sturdy man, someone you wouldn’t necessarily notice in a crowd. His eyes, deep set and dark, hid the memories … Read More »