Category Archives : Serving


25 Ways to Brighten Another’s Life Today 7

We have the opportunity to make today great. The ups and downs of life might still take place, but we can choose to live fully alive, and hope-filled, in spite of them. As we do so, why not choose to brighten another’s day in the process??!! 25 ways to brighten another’s life today… Smile. Give […]


A Difficult Decision

I have been putting off writing this post for a few days now. If you know me well, or if you’ve followed my blog for some time, you already know that I believe in living a life that’s real. I guess that may be why I share much of my life on this blog. I […]


Ron…A Transformed Life

Mission Tuesday #223 My heart is breaking today. We at Mission of Hope found out this afternoon that the death earlier this week near Kirkwood Community College that has been ruled a homicide, was of one of our Mission friends, Ron. He was 22 years old. This young man had a very special place in […]


Attitude Adjustment

I’m home after my first day back at the Mission. To say I’m exhausted is putting it mildly. This Daylight Savings Time change has knocked me down a few pegs. It always seems to, but this year, it’s really done a number on me. I’m tired. I’m hungry. And all I want to do is […]


Zach "Gets It!"

Do you agree the with statement, “People will only help others if it will somehow benefit themselves?” I don’t, and neither does my son, Zach. For school Zach is having to present his “argument” against that statement.  Here is part of his presentation… “My mother works at Mission of Hope on First Avenue. It is […]


24 Hours of Blessing!

Feeling the effects tonight from being awake for a straight 28 hours, and only sleeping today for about three, as I think about the last two days, I’m grateful that I’ve experienced so much… What it feels like to have a taste of Bill’s crazy schedule for a day. 🙂 I’ve learned how to put […]


Easter Message

“Easter morning! If God told me to choose between preaching and breathing today, I’d suffocate.” I read the above on tweet from Max Lucado (one of my favorite authors and preachers) on Twitter on the way to church this morning. (No, I wasn’t driving…Bill was.) His next tweet hit me…”Praying 4 all who preach about the […]