iHOPE Blogs

Loving Your Neighbors Starts Here

If I asked you specific questions about how you're loving your neighbors right now, would your answers be vague or would you have a specific story to tell? There's no judgment here if you're not loving your neighbors as you know you should. Most Christians ...

When You’re Discouraged: Lessons from Nehemiah

Have you been discouraged? Here's a lesson from Nehemiah. I once had a boss who nicknamed me “Pollyanna” because I found the good in everything.  Most of the time, he did not use that nickname as a compliment, yet it didn’t discourage me. I embraced ...

When Sharing Your Faith is Outside Your Comfort Zone

Is sharing your faith outside your comfort zone? It was for me too. I didn’t think I could ever do it. Yet science tells us that purposefully putting ourselves in slightly uncomfortable new situations helps us grow. So, when you intentionally stretch yourself just a ...

4 Ways to Share Jesus Across Cultures at Christmas

Can you imagine yourself sharing Jesus across cultures during Christmas? It’s easier than most people imagine, plus it’s a lot of fun. And most importantly, your intentional, humble witness can have eternal significance. Here are four ways you can share Jesus across cultures at Christmas. ...

What does it mean to declare God’s glory?

In the Church, we often throw around the word “glory” as if everyone already knows what we’re talking about. We read Bible verses and sing all kinds of songs about glorifying God. We even say, “all glory to God” when something good happens.  So, what ...

What is The Great Commission?

Have you heard the term, The Great Commission? It’s a term that has been used fairly recently in Church history, and it’s often equated to missions. If you are like most U.S. churchgoers, you may not know the term or be able to recall what ...