'hope' tagged posts (Page 2)

A Chinese New Year’s Resolution

Today is Chinese New Year and this year marks the year of the monkey. Now I don’t follow the Chinese zodiac per se but the whole notion of celebrating a new year is a great opportunity for each of us to reflect on the past and dream about the future. There is a saying that…

Growing through Adversity

This past weekend, the father of one of our congregation members passed away. It brought back a lot of memories for me as I pondered when my own father passed away almost 12 years ago. Death is a part of life just as much as birth. Pain and sorrow are just as much a part…

Continuing the Story of Easter

This beautiful Monday morning has given me a chance to reflect on this past weekend. Easter is a time of remembrance and celebration. It is a time we set aside to remember what Jesus Christ did on the cross 2000 years ago and to celebrate how His actions have given us forgiveness and hope. When…

Fear vs. Faith

I’ve noticed that as I’ve gotten older, I get more anxiety about stuff. One area is driving, especially during the winter season and at night. Now it might be because of the weather? It might be because since moving to Edmonton, I’ve noticed the drivers are pretty “angry?” Regardless, I am finding I feel a…

Where Is My Joy?

This time of year is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness. Many of us take time off to spend with family and friends. We give and receive gifts as well as prepare special meals to be shared together. But for many of us, Christmas is are from joyful. We have the stresses of…