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January 18, 2017

Running Up The Stairs

  Fifty-two years ago my dad died in a road construction accident. Somehow the pay loader he was driving swerved off the road and into the […]
January 11, 2017

“You are a Piece of Work”

While at home for Christmas my husband dug around in old photo albums, finding a picture of me, threeish years old in a pageant dress. Many […]
January 9, 2017

Katie’s Story of Hope

I came into the Understanding Depression & Tools for Recovery class at House of Hope in a really broken place. I had recently been hospitalized for […]
January 4, 2017

The Opposite of Alone

For many, the holiday season is filled with family gatherings, special activities, and memory-making. But for countless others… it’s not. This time of year can be […]
December 20, 2016

Katie’s Story #GIVETHEGIFTOFHOPE

If I had to describe my experience with House of Hope in a word, I think I would choose… Disruptive. Of course God’s first call to […]
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 […]