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  • Beach Balls

    Posted 18 hours ago by Dion Todd

    19 Comments 12 Likes 2,391 Views

    The disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:52 WEBWhile at the beach one day, I watched some kids playing with a beach ball. They would hit the ball and it would soar into the air, but then gradu Read More...

  • The Journey

    Posted Nov 10 by Dion Todd

    20 Comments 12 Likes 3,215 Views

    The Journey from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the journey of life. Our thinking is often consumed with what is happening today, or tomorrow, or sometimes what happened yesterday. God Read More...

  • Someday Never Comes

    Posted Nov 10 by Dion Todd

    14 Comments 9 Likes 3,322 Views

    'He said to another, 'Follow me!' But he said, 'Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.' But Jesus said to him, 'Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God.' Another also sai Read More...

  • I Did It My Way

    Posted Nov 9 by Dion Todd

    15 Comments 12 Likes 3,229 Views

    And on the seventh day God finished his work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all His w Read More...

  • The World's Greatest Dad

    Posted Nov 8 by Dion Todd

    10 Comments 9 Likes 415 Views

    He said, 'Abba, Father, all things are possible to you.' Mark 14:36 WEBAfter growing up in the Bible Belt, my image of God was as a complete disciplinarian, an angry, white-haired, lightning bolt throwing super being who Read More...

  • A Grimy Sponge

    Posted Nov 7 by Dion Todd

    21 Comments 15 Likes 3,680 Views

    For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, Read More...

  • Actions and Reactions

    Posted Nov 6 by Dion Todd

    25 Comments 13 Likes 3,767 Views

    Then his lord called him in, and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me. Shouldn't you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?' His lord was Read More...

  • Troubled Water

    Posted Nov 5 by Dion Todd

    20 Comments 10 Likes 3,562 Views

    When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, 'It's a ghost!' and they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid.' Peter answered hi Read More...

  • Goldfish

    Posted Nov 3 by Dion Todd

    22 Comments 12 Likes 3,514 Views

    Goldfish from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about a very strange miracle of Jesus that is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew. When Jesus and the disciples came to Peter’s hometown of C Read More...

  • The Master's Touch

    Posted Nov 3 by Dion Todd

    11 Comments 12 Likes 2,146 Views

    And wherever He came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored Him that they might touch even the fringe of His garment. And as many as touched it were made well. Mark 6:56 Read More...

  • A Rooster Crows

    Posted Nov 2 by Dion Todd

    25 Comments 11 Likes 3,285 Views

    After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, 'You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.' But he began to curse, and to swear, 'I don't know this man of whom you speak!' Read More...

  • Shattered Dreams

    Posted Nov 1 by Dion Todd

    21 Comments 9 Likes 3,697 Views

    At the same time my understanding returned to me; and for the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and brightness returned to me. My counselors and my lords sought me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent greatn Read More...

  • Sabotage

    Posted Oct 31 by Dion Todd

    21 Comments 7 Likes 3,830 Views

    They will fight against you, but they will not prevail against you; for I am with you, says Yahweh, to rescue you. Jeremiah 1:19 WEBThings were finally going well in our computer business. We had one particularly large c Read More...

  • The Dentist

    Posted Oct 30 by Dion Todd

    27 Comments 12 Likes 3,598 Views

    We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEBAs I writhed in pain in the chair, the dentist wrestled on with the split tooth. It Read More...

  • The Beaver Dam

    Posted Oct 29 by Dion Todd

    27 Comments 14 Likes 3,537 Views

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4 WEBIt was dusk dark and I was alone in the middle of a swamp w Read More...

  • White Knuckle Driving

    Posted Oct 27 by Dion Todd

    15 Comments 10 Likes 3,805 Views

    White Knuckle Driving from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about what I call “white knuckle driving.” It is when you clutch the steering wheel of a car so hard that your knuckles Read More...

  • Crickets And Bill Collectors

    Posted Oct 27 by Dion Todd

    12 Comments 9 Likes 3,616 Views

    My face is red with weeping. Deep darkness is on my eyelids. Although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure. Job 16:16 WEBBills steadily piled up at our house, with no income to pay them. I had just spe Read More...

  • When the Grace is Gone

    Posted Oct 26 by Dion Todd

    18 Comments 12 Likes 3,887 Views

    Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before. Yahweh said to Jacob, 'Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you.' Genesis 31:2 WEBThings we Read More...

  • Damaged Goods

    Posted Oct 25 by Dion Todd

    18 Comments 12 Likes 3,804 Views

    Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, 'This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner.' Jesus answered him, ' Read More...

  • The Preacher

    Posted Oct 24 by Dion Todd

    20 Comments 11 Likes 3,719 Views

    Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, 'Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 WEB"Just as I am without one plea, but that thy blood, was shed for me Read More...