Daily Hope Devotionals - Connection

Start Your Conversations with Love

Great communication starts with love. Whoever you’re going to have a conversation with—a child, a spouse, a friend, an ex, or a colleague—you must look at that person with eyes of love. “If I could … Continue reading Start Your Conversations with Love

Godly Friends Help You Make Good Decisions

When you trust God to make tough choices easier, he gives you wisdom when you ask for it. One way he does that is by directing you to people who know and practice his Word. … Continue reading Godly Friends Help You Make Good Decisions

Four Types of People You Need in Your Life

You and I can never be the kind of people God wants us to be on our own. We were never intended to do life that way. We all need people who are teaching us, … Continue reading Four Types of People You Need in Your Life

Don’t Miss the Warning Signs of Pride

Too often when life is going well, we miss the warning signs of an impending fall. Pride blinds us—and so does the spotlight. This is why people who’ve seen some success in life need to … Continue reading Don’t Miss the Warning Signs of Pride

Five First Steps to Building a Life of Love

I’ve been on this earth for a while now, and I’m still convicted by God about how little I really know about love and how often I am an unloving person. But the fact is, … Continue reading Five First Steps to Building a Life of Love

To Be Productive, You Must Be Connected

In the Bible, the vineyard is a picture of the church. It’s a metaphor describing how a church family helps you grow like fruit on a tree or grapes on a vine. Fruitfulness in Scripture … Continue reading To Be Productive, You Must Be Connected

You Need the Support of a Church Family

If you’re a part of God’s family, the church, you don’t have to go through life’s ups and downs on your own. A building is one of the most important pictures of the church in … Continue reading You Need the Support of a Church Family

Have a Conversation with Your Creator

It took me a while, but I finally figured out that this marriage thing is about communication. I discovered that on the days when I had deep, soul-communication with my wife Kay—not “Hi. How are … Continue reading Have a Conversation with Your Creator

To Make a Connection, Make a Commitment

Good relationships don’t happen by accident. They take cultivation, work, and a lot of time. That requires commitment! I cannot count the number of times that my wife Kay and I have felt like walking … Continue reading To Make a Connection, Make a Commitment

Don’t Let Gossip Destroy Your Relationships

We tend to think of gossip as one of those “little” sins. But when God talks about gossip, he puts it on the list with things like sexual immorality and murder. Why? Because it is … Continue reading Don’t Let Gossip Destroy Your Relationships