"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Friday, May 31, 2013


I have hope.

I see an imperfect world that is possible to live in because  I have hope.
When the day to day grind seems overwhelming
I think upon why the dishes piled up and I have hope.  Bill and I made dinner for the family and we 
had special guests as each of the sons brought their special love~and I hope for a future for each of them...as Bill and I have had.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.  Psalm 16:9

 When the world moves at a pace that is impossible to keep up with
I have hope as I have a family that I can gather with and slow down. 

 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. Lamentations 3:24

When kitty does her job and I still squirm because of the critter at her feet,
I have hope...
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Romans 12:12

When perfection is seen in augmented bodies and sterile homes
I have hope and make the small things big.

 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: Hebrews 6:11

I can laugh in a world that seems hopeless

For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; Colossians 1:5

I have hope when life is imperfect and things are turned upside down

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;  And patience, experience; and experience, hope:  And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.  Romans 5:2-5

I hope my readers know by now that I live in a world of hope.  I live in a world where things may not be perfect, but I hope through my faith.  

I have the greatest of Hope of all through Jesus Christ...as in 1 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

 In an imperfect world  despair, pain, grief, bitterness, hatred, murdering, strife, and vileness seem to take center stage.  I say in spite of the world seek to live a life knowing Hope exists.  I do.  If you wish for a free Bible please leave a comment here and we will send you one.



Mrs.Rabe said...


Carrie said...

For whatever reason I woke up thinking about you today. I "hope" all is well with you and yours! Missing you tons!!! ♥ Carrie

Pat said...

Oh, Jen...you are so encouraging and give life a perspective we all should daily reflect on.

Just to say I miss you and our talks and your encouragement to me...

I know you are trusting and believing in a God who is the best for our broken world and the only hope!!

(((((Friend hugs))) ...I have been praying for you as I know this is a busy time for harvest for you!

Blessings to you and your precious family!!

Anonymous said...

Love this post, HW. Blessings to you and yours!


Humble wife said...

Deanna! :)

Carrie- you are toooo tooo sweet!! TY

Pat your comment is of great comfort. Yes as in Phil 4:13 I am strengthened as it is a broken world.

HB-Aw thank you for stopping by my friend.