Day 21: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Give

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“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it” (Proverbs 3:27). Every third Saturday our neighborhood church hosts a food pantry. We are grateful

Day 20: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Discover

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I have a guest post over at Heather Bock’s place. Read my guest post here: Losing Jesus’ Face by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros. ** Friend, this is Day 20 of a series of posts for the month

Day 19: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Brave

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  1985. I tugged at my bright ruffled skirt ready for the next danza in baile folkl√≥rico and had to stare Sebastian Galindo in the eyes, after he yanked on my trenza and called me

Day 18: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Share

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I stood in my office sharing new words with a coworker. Laughing, twisting our faces in confusion, and finally letting out “aha’s,” we exchanged a few words to add to our vocabulary. Invective Fecund Sinewy¬†

Day 17: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Grow

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Fall slows me down in the best ways. She begs attention & an awareness that I am more than what I produce or what I think I should produce. Fall is a reminder that all

Day 15: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Remain

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Remain in love and peace all the days of my life – find hope where the ancient walls crumble at the mighty name of He who is in me and with me all the days

Day 13: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Invite

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This is an invitation to plant life, a wild seed, in healthy soil. Where are you scattering joy? Where are you tilling hope? I started a garden last year. With high hopes and focused expectations,