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Holy Saturday - Day of Darkness

04.11.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

As we observe Holy Saturday, a day of deepest darkness, we hold onto a faith of hope, awaiting the light of the Resurrection to dawn upon us. God has not abandoned us in these hours, but still blesses us with these words traditionally called the...

    What I Can Control

    04.06.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

    As our time of Physical Distancing drags on; if you are anything like me, the days are blurring together. Some of us might be sticking to a schedule or routine, others are just simply taking it a day at a time. Whatever is working for you, the...

      Palm Sunday 2020

      04.05.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

      Palm Sunday 2020 Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much...


        04.02.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

        I don’t know about you, but it feels like I am stumbling around in the dark a lot. We’re trying to find new ways to work, new ways to connect with friends and family, new ways to be the church, and I’m frustrated with pain of...

          Neighborhood Art Walk in Corona Times

          04.01.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

          So I woke up this foggy morning to another stay-at-home Corona day. I convinced myself that I really should go for a walk and before I changed my mind, I managed to get myself into my sweats that I mostly live in these days, made some tea and...

          Count Your Blessings

          03.30.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

          We are stuck at home for weeks, how can we remain hopeful and engaged? Let us focus on the positive! One year, my son attended a preschool which required the parents to take turns working in the classroom. In addition to learning good ways to...

            Stay Positive

            03.29.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

            “Think positively and exercise daily, eat healthy, work hard, stay strong, build faith, worry less, read more, and be happy.”— Unknown These are the practices I am trying to incorporate into my daily life while abiding by the...

              Do Not Worry

              03.26.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

              My favorite phrase in Spanish is "no te preocupes," which means "do not worry." The sound of the words, tied with their meaning, became my favorite phrase when I was studying abroad in Spain in the spring of 2003. I think I heard it a lot as I...

              Inspired by Nature

              03.25.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

              I often get my inspiration from nature, and I share my interest with my husband (we call him the “butterfly whisperer”). He earned his nickname a few years ago when he started to study the Monarch butterflies in our backyard and begun...

              "If You Will Trust in God to Guide You"

              03.24.20 | Stories | Stories of Hope

              Georg Neumark (1621-1681), the writer of text for the Lutheran hymn, “If You Will Trust in God to Guide You,” experienced a personal tragedy early in life. It occurred in 1641 while traveling with a group of merchants to Lübeck...