Poetry Friday: Peniel

Welcome to Poetry Friday on The Story of Hope. This week’s poem, Peniel, first featured in my book, Even in the Well. Peniel is a powerful narrative poetry that tells the story of Jacob, the power of redemption and joy of restoration. Enjoy the inspiration! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Peniel   He has journeyed for many days; The pebbly road that led to Izba […]

Vision: What it is

Leadership is intentional and purposeful – you don’t stumble into it. Leaders understand their leadership is crucial to fulfilling their life purpose. The stakes are even higher for Christian leaders. Great leaders, both in old and contemporary times, thrived (and thrive) on the foundation of a solid vision. If you must make tangible impact and influence lives as a leader, you […]

Poetry Friday: War In My Mind

Awesome day to you from Liverpool and welcome to the first edition of Poetry Friday on The Story of Hope. For the next couple of weeks (on Fridays), I’ll post a poem, either from my published collection or newly written verses. War in my Mind is a two-part piece I wrote six years ago and first appeared on my first […]

Forgive

This past weekend, I spoke to a youth group in Bonn (former capital city of Germany). It was our first time in the city and we received an awesome reception. Next, we’re heading to England this week. Remember a guest post I did for Intentional Today, Will You Marry Me? Two of those young leaders will seal their commitment to […]

What Will Your Children See?

Isabel-Juda turned 10 months last week! Can you believe that already? What legacy are you leaving? I’ve often been asked why I write about my daughter and my response is very simple: She’s no ordinary child. I want to leave a legacy she can trace and one she grows up to aspire to.   I believe children should grow up […]

Sensitivity is Key

From Joseph: This is a guest post by my friend, Sundi Jo. If you’re a regular on my blog, Sundi is no stranger here. She recently released her first book, Dear Dad (a memoir of gritty redemption, offering hope to the broken) and has been so gracious to share a few words from it with my readers. She’s promised to name her […]