Category Archives: Do Not Depart

Holding on to Hope

Let’s Look for the Hopers

We all need some hope right about now, right?

This month at Do Not Depart, we’re talking about renewed minds, and I’ve written about holding on to hope. Join me at Do Not Depart for some verses and resources and amazing examples of spreading God’s hope.

Like Mister Rogers originally said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” We can associate that to hope, too. Let’s look for hopers together.
Holding on to Hope

Christ in the Carols -

Looking for Christ in the Carols

This month at Do Not Depart, we’re sharing some of our favorite Christmas carols and how we see Christ in them.

With all the hustle and bustle and marketing and pounding messages that lead up to Christmas in our current day, we so often hear people around us (and sometimes even ourselves) say, “Only __ more days, and then Christmas will be done!”

Christmas can quickly become a “thing to get through,” rather than a time to cherish, love, and grow in hope.

This is one of the reasons I love the carol, “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.”

Click here to read the rest of the post at Do Not Depart. While you’re there, read the rest of this month’s posts, and share your favorite carols in the comments!

Merry Christmas.

Christ in the Carols -

God The Creator series on Genesis 1

Created Like Him to Create

God is the ultimate Creator. That’s amazing itself, but what’s also amazing is that He created us in His likeness to create, too.

What can that look like?

Join me at Do Not Depart today to look at God the Creator and how every action we take is a creation, and can be a creation of love. Be sure to also check out the rest of our God The Creator posts all month long where we’re looking at Genesis 1 thorough Genesis 2:3 together.

God The Creator series on Genesis 1

Proverbs 2-6

Theology and Trust

This month at Do Not Depart, we’re studying why sound theology matters for everyday people in everyday lives.

Sometimes understanding doesn’t mean knowledge.
Sometimes faith doesn’t mean seeing.
And sometimes trust doesn’t mean knowing the answers first.

Join me at Do Not Depart for a look at how theology and trust work together as we look at Proverbs 2 (and a few other verses), and please come share how you trust even when you may not understand.

Proverbs 2-6

Prayers for a Hurting World at Do Not Depart

Praying about a Hurting World and Modern Day Slavery

This month at Do Not Depart, we’re looking at ways we can pray for various hurts our world is enduring right now.

I’m at Do Not Depart today raising awareness about modern day slavery, three big ways we can pray, and lots of links to ideas on how we can act today and organizations doing big work to eradicate modern day slavery.

Please join me at Do Not Depart, share your ideas, and join us in praying today.

Prayers for a Hurting World at Do Not Depart