My Hope

My Hope For nearly five years now my health has gone down, quite often I feel like I’m going to drown. I serve others and that is what helps me to cope, some wonder what drives me and where I find hope. I don’t put my hope, in what man offers me, my hope is […]

Virtue of the Week: Hope

HOPE AND THE PROMISE Each and every “transformation” of a human being starts with a change in their heart. They put on a “new” man or woman. The change in their heart is more often than not, initiated by a “promise” made to them by someone else. One of my favorite quotes is, “ A […]

Virtue of the Week: Hope

Hope, Peace and Success A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said, “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.” “Is the man of […]

Virtue of the Week: Hope

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Itzhak Perlman – Making Music With What We Have Left

Friends, An old friend of mine send me this article about Itzhak Perlman. What a treat! Making Music With What We Have Left On Nov. 18, 1995, Itzhak Perlman, the violinist, came on stage to give a concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. If you have ever been to […]

Hope for our Public Schools

Friends, When it comes to addressing the problems in our public schools, I have heard this over and over again: The reason public schools are failing is because they are expected to replace parents who are not fulfilling their roles as parents. That it should not be the job of the public school system to […]

Hope that sustains life

Admiral Jim Stockdale was the highest ranking U.S. military officer in the “Hanoi Hilton” prisoner-of-war camp during the height of the Vietnam War. Tortured over twenty times during his eight-year imprisonment from 1965 to 1973, he lived out the war without any prisoner’s rights, no set release date, and no certainty as to whether he […]


Friends, What a great thing to be able to be here and serve you with a little hope and a little encouragement today! [do action=”vfquote” quote=”TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of […]


They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. When our players come off the field following an opponent’s touchdown in a lopsided contest that we are losing, I always look into our player’s eyes. I am looking for hope. Sometimes I see fear and hopelessness. I bet a lot of people look […]


Hope is engrained in our very nature. Hope is what enables us to endure the agonies and ecstasies of our lifelong pursuit of joy. When hope lessons, our souls suffer. We can help those around us who are suffering from a lack of hope in their lives. Here are some suggestions: Help them focus on […]