Category: Reflections

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Taste and See

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8 (ESV) Think about what you do when you eat something incredible. It’s the best thing you’ve ever tried. Do you just walk away and think, “Well, that’s was good”? Of course not! Everything else you put… Read More»

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Spring Meditations

What is it about spring that is so wonderful? Obviously, the warmer temperatures and longer days of sunlight are most welcome.  More than that though is the new life popping up.  The grass is getting its green hue back, the tress are starting to bud, and those ugly, dead-looking bulbs you planted in the fall… Read More»

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Tune My Heart

There are so many beautiful correlations to the Christian life. So much imagery that helps us see our need for God. Like the line in Come Thou Fount: “Tune my heart to sing Thy grace” I’m a musician, so I understand the challenge of an un-tuned instrument. It sounds awful, even in its attempt to… Read More»

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Rethinking “Good”

Whenever asked, “How are you?” we have typical answers. “Good.” My answers too are pretty limited. But what qualifies “good” in my mind? What makes for a good day or a good week? I think, unfortunately, it mostly has to do with how I’m feeling, life going my way, my plans getting accomplished, or things… Read More»

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Hope for the Hard Days

In Psalm 147, we see God’s power and might on display. It speaks of Him as the Healer, the One who numbers the stars, limitless, and our Sustainer. In light of all His power, God does not delight in our might or abilities. Instead, Psalm 147 comments, “His delight is not in the strength of the horse,… Read More»

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Graduation Reflections

We recently had the privilege of graduating two of our residents from our program! For those of you who were able to attend the ceremony, you know what a blessing it was to hear these ladies proclaim the awesome message of the gospel and the power of the Word of God to transform their lives…. Read More»

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Learning and Growing

The ladies in our program go through 3 phases. In Phase 1, we have a structured schedule for our ladies that includes one-on-one counseling, classes, personal Bible study, and serving opportunities. Phase 1 is a time to get to the heart of a lady’s struggle and learn what the Word of God says about that…. Read More»

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Surrender: Faith’s Story!

At the beginning of January, we welcomed a whole new team of interns to VOH. Each one has already been a blessing to our residents and staff team, and we are so excited to see them grow not only practically in leadership and discipleship skills, but also personally in their relationship with the Lord. For… Read More»

Thanksgiving

Amazing Grace

As we draw closer to Thanksgiving, we are reminded of all of the blessings the Lord has given to Vision of Hope this year. It is true what the Psalmist says – His steadfast love endures forever, and we should be prompted to praise and thank Him! (Psalm 107:1) So far this year, we have… Read More»

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Freeing Truth: Part 3

We serve a God who provides for His children. In fact, one of the names of God is Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Provider! Philippians 4:19 states, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” What an amazing promise! For those who have placed their… Read More»