Inspiring Moments

Praise is a Choice

Amanda Harris ﹒ 2 min read

Early in my walk with Jesus, it was easy to praise Him. I saw His hand in every sunrise, every wildflower, every happy moment. But then life got hard. We experienced loss of loved ones, illness, job loss, struggles in our marriage, broken friendships. It was in those trials that we learned that praise is not always automatic - it's often a choice. In the Bible, we see time and time again people experiencing difficulties just like us, acknowledge the hard stuff and still choose to praise Go...

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Imitation Shouldn't Be Intimidating

Ben Mangrum ﹒ 2 min read

Have you ever read Ephesians 5:1 where the writer Paul says "Therefore be imitators of God, as dearly loved children?" Recently our church has been walking through the book of Ephesians and I can't stop thinking about that one verse. Imitating God can be intimidating, am I right? I mean, how the heck are we suppose to copy and do everything God does? He's God and well I for sure am not. But I've come to realize there are two words in the verse that help us understand how we can do just that. Th...

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I See This Fight From a Victory!

Ben Mangrum ﹒ 1 min read

I’m reminded today that the God I serve see’s every battle that we face from the place of victory. That is a hard concept to grab ahold of in a world where it seems everywhere we turn there’s conflict. The battles we face, may it be within ourselves or in our nation can cause us to doubt whether God cares. But today I want to share that He does care! God Cares Because: 1: We are His greatest creation made in His own image. Genesis 1:27 2: He says that we are His masterpiece created for a purp...

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Our Church Planting Journey: Volume 6

Inspiring Hope Church ﹒ 2 min read

Even though it is definitely different this year, we have taken advantage of our state opening up some. We've made some more connections by meeting more neighbors, talking and working with local pastors on the same mission, and really trying to get involved in the community....

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Our Church Planting Journey: Volume 5

Inspiring Hope Church ﹒ 3 min read

The last couple of months have been so different than we had expected them to be. Even in the midst of different, we have found an overwhelming peace with where God has us and what He is doing. We have clung to our faith and the things we could control and we prayed and let go and let God work...

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Our Church Planting Journey: Volume 4

Inspiring Hope Church ﹒ 4 min read

March has come and gone and everyone is learning a new way of life and staying safe at home when possible due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. We've chose to use this time to strengthen our relationships with Christ through more time in His Word and in prayer and clinging to the positives...

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Our Church Planting Journey: Volume 3

Inspiring Hope Church ﹒ 3 min read

February has come and gone and it seems like it really flew. We are finally starting to feel like Ohio is home even though we miss our friends and family tremendously. We realize more than ever the importance of having a group of people that we do life with daily. Speaking of that, we are excited ...

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Our Church Planting Journey: Volume 2

Inspiring Hope Church ﹒ 3 min read

With Christmas, living in transitional housing, and moving we decided to combine our December and January Newsletter into one. Well we are officially Ohioans (if that's how you say it). We arrived here December 28th and spent the next week unpacking and settling in ...

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Our Church Planting Journey: Volume 1

Inspiring Hope Church ﹒ 2 min read

This is our first official monthly newsletter for our family ministry. Thank you so much for letting us know that you want to be on the mailing list to stay up-to-date with what God is doing through our ministry. For those who don't know we have officially sold our home here in Tahlequah, OK...

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