Coffee Talk: Choosing Hope, Part 1

Today’s Coffee of Choice: Archer Farms Christmas Blend, black

Today’s Scripture: Delayed hope makes the heart sick, but fulfilled desire is a tree of life. – Proverbs 13:12

I was planning on doing a blog series on hope this week in honor of the Christmas holiday. In light of the events at Sanday Hook Elementary this past Friday, I felt even more compelled to share some thoughts on the subject. Please click on the video below to hear the first part of a series about choosing hope in the midst of hardship. Below my vlog you will also find a few links from my blogroll meant to bring extra encouragement and counsel in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Please also join me in committing to pray for all those affected by the shooting throughout the holidays by stopping by my Facebook page and writing a prayer on my note entitled “Prayers for Newtown.”

Blogroll Highlights

A new addition to my blogroll, Laurie Coombs, shares her heart on what it means to practically respond to those who are left in the aftermath of a horrific act of violence. Writing from raw personal experience, Laurie brings a voice to the emotions felt after such a tragedy and provides a short, wisdom-filled list on how to sensitively reach out to those affected. Click on her picture to go to her thoughts on the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

Connecticut Shooting: How Do We Respond?

Stephanie Clayton, a counselor and speaker, addresses what it means to pray for peace as a parent of a small child struggling to process through the events of last week in her blog entitled, “Praying Peace in the Light of Brokenness.”Praying Peace in the Light of Brokenness

Christmas Giveaway

—If you comment on this blog, you have a chance to win the book (A Kauffman Amish Christmas Collection by bestselling author Amy Clipston) and hot cranberry juice/apple cider spice mix (Nosewarmer Punch) pictured above! Make sure you include your email in your comment in case you win. If you prefer anonymity with that, hop over to my Facebook page and message me. I DO NOT use your email in any other way than to let you know you won! The giveaway ends at midnight on 12/21/12 so I can get these to you by Christmas.

If you comment on this blog, you have a chance to win the book (A Kauffman Amish Christmas Collection by bestselling author Amy Clipston) and hot cranberry juice/apple cider spice mix (Nosewarmer Punch) pictured above! Make sure you include your email in your comment in case you win. If you prefer anonymity with that, hop over to my Facebook page and message me. I DO NOT use your email in any other way than to let you know you won! The giveaway ends at midnight on 12/21/12 so I can get these to you by Christmas.

4 thoughts on “Coffee Talk: Choosing Hope, Part 1

  1. Pingback: Choosing Hope, Part 2: A Call to Pray | Spoonfuls of Grace

  2. Well said lady! It’s a very hard thing to choose hope in the midst of crisis. Thankfully God paved the way for us with his son. <- Something I'm extra thankful for this Christmas, considering. And I'm certainly loving on my little guys just a bit more right now too 🙂

    Merry Christmas, friend 🙂

  3. Pingback: Choosing Hope, Part 3: The Grace of a Babe Born to Save | Spoonfuls of Grace

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