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6 Super-Fast Housecleaning Secrets to Spark Joy & Have a Home of Grace

M y Mama said you can’t hurry clean — just like you can’t hurry love. And I’ve been spending about, oh, the last 20 plus years trying to prove my good mama wrong. In a (long) moment of apparent brain blur, I tracked down, paid good money, and hauled home another impossible puppy. Because in a house of 7 kids, between the ages of 4 and 24, coming and going, a full-time farmer, 1000 pigs, and more dirt than you can possibly imagine, we clearly do not have enough insanity. No, we needed a lovely ...
Tags: New York, Hope, Kingdom, India, Religion, Poverty, UPS, Austin, Afghanistan, Faith, Keystone, Slow, Austin Texas, Unity, Gretchen Rubin, Lin


This is What You Want: What Every Woman Really Wants this Year

A woman needs to know — that she’s changed more than the laundry. “Where you want a do-over, Jesus covers over you with unerasable grace.” She’s changing the world.   That she’s changed someone’s whole world, that her way in the world changes the ways of the world, that how she is moved — moved to love, moved to speak, moved to move over and make room for hope — is fuel to move the world. What you do moves mountains   of laundry —   and your faith that even the smallest, seed-like moments...
Tags: Hope, Religion, US, Faith, Mother, Kenya, Jesus, Nairobi Kenya, Seeing God, Mercy House Global, Grace Crafted Home


Origins: Finding ‘Hope’ in Reverse Mortgages

Southern California is one of the most prolific reverse mortgage markets in the country, with high property values providing the possibility for seniors to tap into a potentially large pool of equity in order to more adequately fund a retirement. For some, a reverse mortgage can also provide a much-needed way out of serious financial hardship, giving a loan officer a very unique opportunity to make a major difference in someone’s life for the better. Tom O’Donoghue For Tom O’Donoghue...
Tags: Florida, Hope, Featured, California, Mexico, Finance, Fbi, Gm, Lapd, Wells Fargo, Tom, GQ Magazine, FHA, Barbara Boxer, San Fernando Valley, Lenders


Hope Will Not Put You to Shame

My head had pulsed for thirteen days straight. And it wasn’t just a regular headache like the ones I was used to. It was a thirteen-day migraine, and nothing seemed to be working. On day one, two, and three, I tried over-the-counter painkillers. On day four, I went to my family doctor. He prescribed me heavy migraine medication and sent me in for a head scan. The scan came back clear, but I had an allergic reaction to the medication. On day five, I asked my church community to pray for ...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Healing, Jesus Christ, Encouragement


The Six Essential Marvel Movies You Must Rewatch Before ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Now that we’ve seen Avengers: Endgame (which is absolutely fantastic), we can tell you how to be fully prepared for this monumental pop culture event. Yes, there are 21 films in total that precede this movie, and Avengers: Endgame somehow offers an epic conclusion to each and every one of them. But you don’t need to remember every single one in order to fully enjoy this sequel. We’ve put together a list of the six most essential movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you should watch (or ...
Tags: Hope, Movies, New York City, America, Earth, Iron-Man, Queens, Bradley Cooper, Sequels, United Nations, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor, Thanos, Avengers


The Secret to that Battle You’re Facing

W hen the woman reached out to hug me just before I got to the door, she whispered it in my ear and I barely heard it through what was leaking down her cheeks, “I don’t know if I’m going to live through this.” She pulled back and looked me in the eye: “How do you keep taking one step after another — when you want to be on another road?” “Maybe it’s — I just don’t know how — to live through this?” I read her eyes and she reads mine and how do you hear the voice of the Shepherd still calling y...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Peace, Faith, Fear, Jesus, Listening, Thatcher


My Deathbed Didn’t Scare Me — Healing Does

My deathbed didn’t scare me. At fifteen, I was told I had a month to live. Four weeks. Thirty days. Yet dying didn’t scare me. (And not just because no one had told me.) After two years of misdiagnosis, I wasn’t able to feed, bathe, or dress myself — basically, all I could do was roll over. I lost my home, my health, and my friends. Dying didn’t scare me, but to be honest, it was mostly because I was too sick to notice. Thankfully, God guided my family and me through a miraculous healing journey...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Healing, Chronic Illness, Illness, God, John, Victory, Courage, Courageous, Joshua, NIV, Encouragement, Strong, Promised Land, Joshua You


When to Mourn and When to Hope

“Hysterical |—————————–| Historical” That’s what Carol, my counselor, writes on the big whiteboard that is to the right of me. I’m in the loveseat, and usually, she’s sitting in the swivel chair opposite me, but now she is standing and pointing with the dry-erase marker and saying to me, “You are on the hysterical end right now, so anxious that you won’t have the answers, that things can’t change, but the more we talk about this, the more you will move to the historical side.” On the historical ...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Healing, Faith, Jesus, Christ, Carol, Mourning, Adam Young, Encouragement, Dan Allender, Walter Brueggeman


Road to Endgame: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Breaks From the Marvel Formula, But Does It Matter to the Larger MCU?

(Welcome to  Road to Endgame , where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition : Ant-Man and the Wasp is an easy, breezy, meaningless entry.) As the Marvel Cinematic Universe increases in bombast, it needs the occasional palette-cleanser. The bloated Avengers: Age of Ultron   was followed by Ant-Man , a heist film in the vein of a studio comedy. Similarly, the gargantuan Avengers: Infinity War   was succeeded by Ant...
Tags: Hope, Movies, Marvel, America, Features, Road, Marvel Studios, Rudd, Captain America, Ava, Wasp, Janet, LANG, Cassie, Ultron, MCU


Why It’s all Realer This Easter Weekend Than You Thought: Why You Can’t Miss The Actual Deliverance Story in Your Bones That’s Meant To be Fully Experienced & Shared

W hen I meet a guy in the desert who tells me that he killed a lamb to puts it’s blood over his door four times a year, I stop dead in my tracks. Wait. People — in 2019 — putting the blood of a lamb on their doorposts? Standing right here in front of me? “It has to be a perfect lamb, without blemish.” Joshua holds onto the reins of this camel behind him that has a stack of boxes lashed to its back. Sometimes I can hardly breathe for my blemishes and bustedness. “It has to be a lamb?” I step a ...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Lent, Faith, Kenya, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Joy, Judy, Joshua, Northern Kenya, Restoring Wonder, Seeing God, Refiner's Fire, Bible Reading, Repent


An Easter Message of Hope From Compassion’s President

Hope is a fragile but powerful force. When you have hope, no challenge seems too great. When you don’t, even the smallest task becomes overwhelming. But hope in the Lord can truly renew our strength. Be inspired by this Easter message of hope from our President and CEO! Read the full article: An Easter Message of Hope From Compassion’s President
Tags: Hope, Religion, President, West Africa, Togo, Easter, Voodoo, Poverty 101, Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado, Employees and Culture


Holy Week: How to Rebuild & Rise from the Ashes (How a Family, Church, Civilization can Experience the True Story of Restoration this Easter)

O n the Monday of Holy Week, in one of the most secular countries on globe, in the midst of a fire hungrily devouring the planet’s most famous gothic church —    a chain of humanity forms, to pass from one hand to another hand, what is believed to be a nail that held Christ to Golgotha’s Cross, the piercing thorns that pressed His brow, and a piece of the Cross itself.   Regardless of the veracity of the relics, this is what matters: that people think that any of this still matters.   There i...
Tags: Books, Hope, Children, France, Religion, Paris, Faith, Notre Dame, Christ, Conversations, Christendom, Cross, Zondervan, Macron, Restoring Wonder, Bible Reading


Heart Surgery before Holy Week: When You Need Answers for Your Broken Heart & the Suffering of the World

I am scared to whisper here. What do you dare say when you’ve been sleeping beside a hospital bed for the last 12 days, been sleeping alongside the brave 300 children curled and splayed in stacked floors of beds under the sign: Hospital for Sick Kids. How many times have the hallways buzzed with Code Blue, Code Blue? How many times have a child’s cries and begging no’s seized us down these hallways and we cracked wide open with prayers for all these caught in the land of the suffering? They cu...
Tags: Family, Hope, Children, Religion, Trust, World, Peace, Faith, Fear, Humility, Jesus, Prayer, Matthew, BHP, Cross, Friedrich Nietzsche


Hard Holy Week? What He Asked Us on Maundy Thursday Changes the World, the Church & Every Broken Heart

“T here’s a reason He called us His Body and not His Estate.” That’s what Tib Pearson told me. Tib with his Red Wing workboots and worn John Deere hat and hands weathered and etched like a greying cedar rail. “A Body is connected with sinew and vein —  and an estate is divided with fences and line.” He said it with his hands, the way a man of the land does, and you could see how his hands knew rusted wire and gnarled barbs and how to free things caught in fences. “You gotta cut down the fe...
Tags: Family, Hope, Church, Religion, Jesus, Truth, John, Christ, Easter, Jesus Christ, PAUL, John Deere, Mount, J I Packer, Cross, Chloe


How to Break Dysfunctional Cycles & Grow Healthier: When You Just want to Live the Abundant Life

M y mama tells the story that when I was a gangly four-year-old kid, they hauled my kid brother and sister and I, down to a panhandle town named Hereford, Texas, for a handful of months, and my dad sharecropped cotton with this farmer west of town. And I played with Nancy Leigh Craig across the street who was two years younger and a whole head and a half shorter than I. My mama remembers it and I will never forget, how every time I ventured next door to play with Nancy Leigh Craig, that little ...
Tags: Hope, Church, Religion, Lent, Faith, Fear, Jesus, ANN, Christ, Hereford Texas, Levi Voskamp, The Way of Abundance, Nancy Leigh Craig


Grief Is Less Heavy in Community

I never wanted to be a part of this club. I never imagined when I was a bride sailing down the aisle at age twenty-five that twelve years later I would be living “‘til death do us part.” This wasn’t part of the plan or part of a future I had ever imagined. I am a widow. That word defines me in some sense as one who has lost a husband. It also reminds me that I have loved and grieved deeply. I remember the early days of my widow journey when the grief was fresh and the future seemed ominous. I wa...
Tags: Facebook, Grief, Hope, Inspiration, Community, Jesus, Christ, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, Widow, Patty, PAUL, Janine, Encouragement, Recommended Reads, Widow Mama Collective


Funeral Sermon: A Day Like Holy Saturday

The Entombment, Garofalo Funeral Sermon: A Day Like Holy Saturday Preached on the Occasion of a Young Adult’s Suicide The worst isn’t the last thing about the world. It’s the next to the last thing. The last thing is the best. It’s the power from on high that comes down into the world, that wells up from the rock-bottom worst of the world like a hidden spring. Can you believe it? The last, best thing is the laughing deep in the hearts of the saints, sometimes our hearts even. Yes. You are terri...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Jesus, Christ, PAUL, Phil, Frederick Buechner, Comforting the Brokenhearted, Sermons and Devotions


It’s time to stop running away: how to unearth peace and presence in an overconnected world

Kate Merrick has a way of making you feel like you’re old friends. She wears her heart on her sleeve—the first time I met her we cried together about losing her young daughter to cancer and then laughed together only moments later about the aromatic joys of raising pigs. Her true heartbeat is unearthing what it means to practice presence with authenticity, seeking the peace of Jesus with vulnerability, and leaning into Sabbath with expectancy. Kate has learned to walk in defiant joy, even in t...
Tags: Books, Hope, Instagram, Israel, Love, Religion, Jerusalem, Guest Posts, Peace, Jesus, Kate, Matthew, James, Lazarus, Mary, Bethany


What You Really Want: Best Plan for a Beautiful Life

“I wanna buy something.” That’s what the woman tells me. You can see that look in her eyes, looking for something lovely. Something new and shiny and lovely, that catches the light in it’s own way. Sometimes we want to possess lovely things — because maybe we don’t fully know what love truly is. “Something — beautiful. I want something really beautiful.” Sometimes we want to possess lovely things — because we don’t know what love is. Maybe, you know —like a nicer house? The kind of house to c...
Tags: Hope, Instagram, Religion, Lent, Beauty, Faith, Humility, Jesus, Christ, Conversations, Joanna, King of Kings


Crowds expected to throng to Tauranga H&M opening today

Ingrid Mutsaers and her daughter Hope will be up bright and early this morning to be among the first shoppers walking through the doors of international fashion brand H&M's Tauranga store.Hundreds of shoppers are expected to turn... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Hope, Tauranga, Ingrid Mutsaers


How to fall back in love with your person

If you’re anything like me, you’re inspired by a great love story. And you just may have been one of the 2.3 million people who watched Jeremy and Audrey Roloff share their vows and their commitment to live the rest of their lives with each other on TLC’s hit show, Little People, Big World. But what you might not know is that, as beautiful as Jeremy and Audrey’s wedding was, their journey to “I Do” was filled with heart-aching challenges. Their tender love story will powerfully awaken you to wr...
Tags: Books, Hope, Love, Religion, Guest Posts, Jeremy, Portland Oregon, Sheldon, Zondervan, Davy, Audrey, Timothy Keller, Audrey Roloff, Jeremy Roloff, Roloffs, Davy Vanauken


The Remedy for Disappointment

It wasn’t the worst place for a baby to sleep, but I didn’t like the thought of putting a baby in a laundry basket. For a newborn, it would be safe and portable, but I felt ashamed. Our second son was born ten weeks premature. A job change, a move, and his premature birth had drained our bank account. Our first son, just fourteen months old at the time, was still in the crib, and a new bed for him was not in the budget. We’d been financially responsible, made the wisest decisions we could, but i...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Disappointment, NEED, Jesus, Christ, Matthew, Needs, Encouragement, Provision, Disappoint, Provide


How to Give up “Devotions” & Look God in the Eye (Or: How to Walk 130 Miles with God for Lent) (Part 3)

W hen you first meet this guy named Joshua, you’d never know that he’s been in the mouth of a lion. What do you say to a man who’s walked out of the mouth of a lion? Only to give his entire life to the Lion and the Lamb? You’d never have the faintest idea that lion teeth slammed down on his waist while he was just a kid sleeping out in the wilderness with his herd of goats. Clenched between the incisors and canine teeth of the lion, Joshua found himself dragged into the bush, braced to be ri...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Lent, David, Faith, Humility, God, John, Luther, Joshua, Gospels, Matthew Mark Luke, Restoring Wonder, Refiner's Fire, Bible Reading, Repent


Reviews of New York City's subway bathrooms

New York Times reporters Andy Newman and Ana Fota took one (and sometimes two) for the team by visiting subway station restrooms across New York City. It was a shitty job, but someone had to do it. I guess. From the New York Times: Norwood-205th Street, Bronx D line The cracked concrete floor of the men’s room looked like it had not been mopped in years. But on the plus side, on the frigid day of our visit, the room was toasty hot. So hot that someone had wedged takeout Chinese food betwee...
Tags: Post, Hope, News, Subways, New York City, New York Times, Toilets, Central Park, Bathrooms, Andy Newman, What A Pisser, Ana Fota, Norwood 205th Street Bronx D


Don’t Give Your Critic Words

Emily P. Freeman has the gift of puttinginto words the thoughts you don’t have time to think and sharing the kind of wisdom your soul needs to help you breathe. If you’re in a time of confusion, doubt, and foggy transitions that lead to decision fatigue, Emily is the voice you need to help you follow what she’s found is the best time-tested advice: just do the next right thing. It’s a grace to welcome Emily to the farm today . . . guest post by Emily P. Freeman W e stand on the corner of Rand...
Tags: Books, Hope, Religion, Guest Posts, Chicago, Peace, Faith, Jesus, Baker, Emily, Randolph, Shannan, Emily P Freeman


How did the late-night TV comedy guys deal with Mueller's vindication of Trump?

I'll try to figure out the answer by just reading the WaPo article "'I’m sorry that you’re a terrible president': Late-night hosts 'apologize' to Trump in aftermath of Mueller findings." Even though I can't trust WaPo, I don't have the patience to actually watch these shows. The headline makes me think the answer is they just came out and said I've always hated Trump and that's really what all this "Russia" bullshit was about anyway. Okay, let me read...... Trump and his supporters [have mounted...
Tags: Comedy, Hope, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Law, Russia, Samsung, Noah, Colbert, Cbs, Snl, Santa, The Colbert Report, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Apologies


March 26 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

March 26 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s March 26 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlo...
Tags: Utah, TV, Hollywood, Hope, Movies, Horror, Singapore, Stephen King, Digital, United Kingdom, Clint Eastwood, TV News, New Orleans, BAFTA, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Caine


Does Anybody See Me? Trusting God When You Feel Invisible

Have you ever longed to feel loved? Wondered if anyone accepted you? Wanted to belong somewhere? Life is full of ups and downs that can make us feel like we are invisible or overlooked. It’s hard to know that God is there through the trials and sometimes more difficult to believe He knows us in the midst of them. Yet in all of it, God is at our side—even when He feels far away. Jill Eileen Smith knows what it feels like to face the valleys of life. To feel overlooked and unnoticed. It is a grac...
Tags: Books, Hope, Israel, Religion, Guest Posts, Egypt, Faith, God, Baker, Abram, Abraham, Jill, Solomon, Hagar, Sarai, Marcia Brady


Don’t Read this. Unless You Want the Wild of Living by Faith (Or: One of the Craziest Things We Have Ever Done & I’m Kinda Terrified)

T he guy never balked once. And, I mean, he really could have, only about a couple thousand times. Turns out: When a man doesn’t falter in trusting a woman, it makes a woman fall harder. But that’s not the point of this story. Or maybe it is. I mean, the Farmer could have straight up guffawed when I kinda shriek right there on Main Street: “TURN AROUND.” You don’t always have to know where you’re going — when you know you’re going with God. He doesn’t bother asking why. Mainly because we’ve ...
Tags: Family, Hope, Mac, Religion, Trust, Faith, Humility, Jesus, Isa, Christ, Worship, Abram, Anglican Church, Isaiah, Restoring Wonder, Seeing God


"Questions like 'Should Northam resign?' or 'Is the wall racist?' divide voters today by ideology far more than race."

"'White' is a description of a person’s race, whereas feelings about whether whites are privileged or whether diversity makes the country stronger are part of a person’s racial ideology. Liberal whites — not minorities — are setting the tone on these issues. Since 2012, white liberals have moved considerably left on questions related to race, reflecting both a campus- and online-driven cultural awakening that has accelerated in response to Mr. Trump."From "Americans Are Divided by Their Views on...
Tags: Hope, Law, Obama, Posters, Racists, Kaufman, Northam, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Right-wing Ideology, Left-wing Ideology, Obama the mood elevator, Trump's wall, Eric Kaufmann, Gov. Northam