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December 7, 2016

Deb’s Story: #GIVETHEGIFTOFHOPE

  Meet Deb. I was blessed to attend a 3-month guest stay at the beautiful the House of Hope (HOH) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When I […]
December 6, 2016

Jennifer’s Story: #GIVETHEGIFTOFHOPE

Meet Jennifer James! What struggles were you facing when you got connected to the House of Hope? “When I came to the House of Hope, I […]
November 30, 2016

How To Not Fall On Your Face

I have always loved to dance. When I was younger, I invented my own funky moves. (And performed them randomly in public!) As a teen, I […]
November 24, 2016

The Fuzzy Blue Robe

It was a cold morning, late enough that my oldest brother David was at school.  The kitchen was bright and mother was busy.  She already closed […]
November 16, 2016

Look Her in the Eye

Cathy, a cute young woman, walks up the wooden steps onto the spacious front porch of the beautiful old house on Second Avenue. She opens the […]
November 7, 2016

A Little Child Will Lead Them All

How many times has God sought to teach me rest? How fully and consistently do I struggle against my heavenly parent who simply wants to be still with me? And yet, my miniature person, with all of four years experience on this earth, sees through the depths of my hustle and speaks into the lies of performance-based-value… and my eyes start to see a little clearer.
November 7, 2016

A Reflection on Women’s Ministry Leadership Summit

"All of these topics equipped us on the trek toward more efficient, healthy and Christ centered leadership. Keep it up, House of Hope! You are doing a great job of encouraging and equipping women to live full and healthy lives by offering opportunities to heal so that the focus can shift toward leading women who also need to heal and to grow into all God has prepared for them."
October 4, 2016

Shade of Gray

In the mirror she stands 5’4 ½. She is not as cute as I remember her. Her eyes are puffy and her skin is far too […]
September 30, 2016

I am NOT a Pioneer

You know how some people just love to innovate, discover and forge new territory? Yeah, well…that’s not me. I am much more comfortable settling into familiar […]