Baptism Rain

Nick MartineauBlog

A memory I had all but forgotten came back to me this past week. It was a memory about my grandma, and how one day, with dark ominous clouds in the sky, she proclaimed that … Read More

Poured Out

Nick MartineauBlog

All three of my kids love to swim and play in water, so a few years ago we took our kids to the ocean. They were amazed by the vastness of God’s creation and that … Read More

I Am Peter. I Need Jesus.

Mark HersheyBlog

Last weekend twenty-five guys from Hope ventured down to Beaver Lake (Rodgers, Arkansas) for the annual Men’s Weekend. A few of us fished on a boat, some hiked along trails or explored some caves, while … Read More

Olders and Youngers

Nick MartineauBlog

A few years ago, my grandfather passed away, but before he did, he made a trip to Wichita to visit my family. My Grandpa was 94 years old and living in Sun City, Arizona. My … Read More

“It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”

Nick MartineauBlog

The Raising More Hope People Campaign has truly been an amazing process. I have seen you all respond with an amazing amount of sacrifice and generosity…as well as patience, unity, and love. Thank you!   In … Read More

Hopeful Living

Nick MartineauBlog

We all desire the carefree, smooth-sailing, easy-living life. And so how do you respond when life gets hard? Jesus tells us, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. … Read More

Come As You Are

Nick MartineauBlog

When I was in middle school the band Nirvana was what everyone was listening to. Nirvana wrote a catchy song called “Come As You Are” and I can still recall students awkwardly dancing to it … Read More

Gathering in Secret

Mark HersheyBlog

Imagine that you risked your life every time you opened your Bible. Imagine facing imprisonment or worse for attending your small group. Imagine whispering songs of worship instead of singing aloud for fear of being … Read More

“Our Father in Heaven…”

Nick MartineauBlog

The disciples aren’t necessarily known for asking great questions, but in Matthew chapter 6 we see the disciples ask Jesus a question most of us would have liked to ask him as well: how should … Read More

Are You Angry?

Nick MartineauBlog

I don’t like anger. It’s a fairly normal emotion, but did you know the way you handle this emotion can make a difference to your physical health? Cardiologist Dave Montgomery, MD, of Piedmont Hospital says, … Read More