It’s Gonna Be Alright

Steve WeldonBlog

Sunday, April 26 was the 29th Anniversary of the Andover tornado, and I’m guessing very few people in present-day Andover even took notice. At the time, it was all-consuming and overwhelming. One FEMA official told … Read More

Hope, Keep Shining

Bill BeahmBlog

On a misty, dark, early morning twenty-two years ago, I was starting on a trip to Kansas City for a meeting.  As I turned on 21st street from Andover Road and drove east toward the … Read More

What Are You Afraid Of?

Steve WeldonBlog

A few years ago, during an important meeting, I remember someone recommended that whenever you are having a hard time making a decision, you should ask the question, “What are you afraid of?” What a … Read More

What A Beautiful Day That Will Be!

Nick MartineauBlog

It doesn’t seem right, does it? Quarantined during a time of year when churches are usually packed, a time when people celebrate, egg hunts are held, and family and friends gather, a time when we … Read More

The Church is closed? Not so fast!

Nick MartineauBlog

It started a few weeks ago when city officials asked for no gatherings of 200 or more, then moved to no gatherings of 50 or more, then to no gatherings of 10 or more, and … Read More

Physical Distancing

Nick MartineauBlog

Just yesterday a Hopester encouraged me to help change the narrative from “social distancing” to “physical distancing.” He shared, “As leaders of a business, a church, a hospital– or of any organization– we need to … Read More

Maker of Heaven & Earth

Nick MartineauBlog

Barbara Brown Taylor once said, “We do not lose control of our lives. What we lose is the illusion that we were ever in control in the first place.” Every now and then there are … Read More

A Sacred Space

Nick MartineauBlog

This past week our Raising More Hope project really came to life!  A group of men worked long days putting together our bents and beams, carefully raising the timber, and putting everything properly in its … Read More


Steve WeldonBlog

Presently I am very slowly wading through the book Pensees which is a collection of fragments on theology and philosophy written by the 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal. For me, it’s one of those … Read More


Nick MartineauBlog

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may … Read More