Daily Hope Devotionals - James 1

Just a Nibble of Sin Will Get You Hooked

For my dad, a day without fishing was a wasted day. He would manage, no matter what was going on, to go fishing for at least 30 minutes every day. As I watched my dad … Continue reading Just a Nibble of Sin Will Get You Hooked

You Don’t Always Need Sunshine to Grow

It’s possible to grow during times of bright, fair weather—but you put down deeper roots during the dark days of life. As a pastor, I heard from countless people who said they had grown more … Continue reading You Don’t Always Need Sunshine to Grow

Doubt Is the Enemy of Imagination

Doubt is the enemy of imagination. When you were a kid, you had a great imagination. But the older you get, the more your imagination grows rusty. You stop imagining the way things could be, … Continue reading Doubt Is the Enemy of Imagination

Why Empathy Is Essential for Strong Relationships?

You’re never going to live in harmony with your spouse, your friends, or anybody else without empathy. You can’t have a team without being aware of what’s happening with your teammates. That’s why when people … Continue reading Why Empathy Is Essential for Strong Relationships?

Don’t Stop at Just Reading God’s Word

There are many things you can do with God’s Word. You can receive it, read it, research it, remember it, and reflect on it. But if you fail to put into practice what you learn, … Continue reading Don’t Stop at Just Reading God’s Word

Let the Bible Transform, Not Just Inform

Did you know studying the Bible can be dangerous? In fact, the results of Bible study could be disastrous! Sounds strange, I know. But God intended for us to apply the Bible to our lives—not … Continue reading Let the Bible Transform, Not Just Inform

Your Quiet Time Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

When something is “dynamic,” it’s energetic and productive. It has a kind of life force that leads to change. Did you know that your Bible study times can be dynamic?  But how does that happen? … Continue reading Your Quiet Time Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

Questions to Help You ‘Chew’ on Scripture

When you meditate as a Christian, you think about Scripture. You meditate on Scripture in the same way a cow chews her cud—by chewing on it and chewing on it and chewing on it. To … Continue reading Questions to Help You ‘Chew’ on Scripture

God Wants Your Beliefs Turned into Behavior

I once was asked what the best translation of the Bible was. My answer: when you translate it into your life. That’s what Bible study is all about. If you’re not translating God’s Word into … Continue reading God Wants Your Beliefs Turned into Behavior

The Bible Does the Impossible in Your Life

God uses his Word to give you a fresh start in life. But it’s not just any fresh start—it’s a total transformation! He wants to transform your life so that you can become the person … Continue reading The Bible Does the Impossible in Your Life