Tag Archives | Hope

What’s the Point of This Anyway? A Story of Hope

When I started writing, it was simply a feeling, a decision to create a discipline in response to something within urging me to begin. I was never sure of the outcome. At times, I’ve wondered what’s the point of it all of it anyway?  The pressures of fatherhood and business ownership leave me scrambling to get it all done. In the middle of the doing it’s easy to lose heart. However, there are moments that light my path. These moments encourage […]

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I Don’t Usually Read the Bible, But When I Do…

In 2006 Mexico-based brewer, Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery, hired marketing firm Havas Worldwide to create a campaign for their brand Dos Equis. What followed shows the response of popular culture to creative advertising. The created persona has sparked a marketing whirlwind and internet sensation: The Most Interesting Man in the World When describing the campaign’s purpose and the creation of their character, the firm said, “He is a man rich in stories and experiences, much the way the audience hopes to be […]

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Choosing to be Grateful: The Peyton Fontenot Story

Peyton A guest post by Sarah Fontenot Life is full of challenges. Some greater than others. How we embrace those challenges will shape our journey. On May 15, 2006, my husband, Ron, and I welcomed our sweet baby girl, Peyton Elisabeth, into this world. Having a history of serious pregnancy and postpartum complications, I was monitored very closely throughout the entire 37 weeks. Everything looked much better this time around. The only hiccup was a 36-week ultrasound which showed a […]

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Never Let What Is Good Keep You From What Is Great

I stumbled upon the story below as I was browsing through my journal. It was the first thing I wrote, although I never published it here. I think of it as my demo tape. From my journal, August 12, 2013: __________ A man sets out to climb the highest mountain and spends tireless hours rising to its summit. Reaching, striving, falling, climbing. His journey covers him in experience; he’s bloody, bruised, and exhausted. Yet, he continues to strive for the summit. […]

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Monday Matters: Abundant Courage

On this week’s Monday Matters, I’m sharing encouragement from one of my favorite people, Deborah “Debbie” Sheneman. Debbie lives outside Atlanta, Georgia with her husband of 32 years, Allen.  She has two grown children and is known as Gigi to her four precious grandchildren. Debbie has an unbelievable testimony of faith which includes losing her 11-year old son in a hunting accident 28 years ago; only months after she accepted Christ into her life. Despite the countless questions and real […]

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Defining Trust

Yesterday, I was blown away to find out that a fellow blogger quoted my writing on her site.  Please understand that it wasn’t the fact of using my words, although I was honored and so glad they spoke to her, it was the quote she used that got my attention.  (PS – Robin writes about a Courageous Heart here, go check it out!)  She quoted words about my grandfather’s suicide. “Life will be full of moments that can define you, […]

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Trust

I’ve been picking one word for four years now. One word I will use as a lens to engage my life; one word to ignite the hope inside of me that I can become who God would have me to be. One. Single. Word. This year my word is TRUST. A fairly simple and common word, right? Twenty-four definitions stare at me as I opened the dictionary this morning. As I read through them, I’m thinking that maybe there’s another word, […]

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