Carrying the Torch

by Dion Todd June 17th, 2024


Carrying the Torch from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Moses was a mighty man of God who performed incredible miracles and even parted the Red Sea so that the Israelites could cross over on dry land. But there came a day when his work was done, and it was time for someone else to take over. That person was Joshua, and the Lord used him to lead...

Caught in a Trap

by Dion Todd June 16th, 2024


Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, from the traps of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall together into their own nets while I pass by. Psalms 141:9–10 WEB. If you examine a fishing lure closely, you will find a deadly barbed hook concealed within something that appears tasty and harmless on the outside. Much the same way, a trap is a device that is intentionally designed...

Assembly Required

by Dion Todd June 15th, 2024


Not that I speak because of lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it. I know how to be humbled, and I also know how to abound. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13 WEB. I grew up on a farm in the country, but...

The Social Club

by Dion Todd June 14th, 2024


Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him. The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them." He told them this parable: "Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that was lost, until he found it? When he has found it, he carries...

Now Get Up And Go

by Dion Todd June 13th, 2024


Yahweh said to Joshua, "Get up! Why have you fallen on your face like that? Joshua 7:10 WEB. The first town the Israelites came to when they entered the promised land was Jericho. They marched around it seven times, shouted, and the city walls crumbled. God was working with them, and He gave them an incredible victory. They were instructed to put all the loot from the first city into the Lord's treasury....

By My Spirit

by Dion Todd June 12th, 2024


Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, "This is Yahweh's word to Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh of Armies. Zechariah 4:6 WEB. David wrote in Psalm 37:4: "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Once I was laid off from a great-paying job as a foreman with an international construction company. Then I spent...

RHM Newsletter 42: Website and Email Changes

by Dion Todd June 12th, 2024


Hello everyone! Because there were significant and sudden changes that happened at RHM over the month of April, I wanted to send y'all an update on what has been happening. The Lord has brought positive changes, but they came in the midst of attacks from the enemy that we are still dealing with, so this newsletter is also a prayer request.As a bit of background, when we started this ministry...

Never Too Late

by Dion Todd June 11th, 2024


One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, "If you are the Christ, save yourself and us!" But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Don't you even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly receive the due reward for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong." He said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom." Jesus said...

Rocket Man

by Dion Todd June 10th, 2024


Rocket man from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. When God's hand touches your life, everything changes, and who you were or where you came from no longer matters. Your skills, talents, intelligence, and resources, or lack thereof, no longer matter. You become something else, a new spirit-filled creation with infinite potential. New doors begin to...

The Waterfall

by Dion Todd June 9th, 2024


Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterfalls. All your waves and your billows have swept over me. Psalms 42:7 WEB. Moments before, the water had been quiet and still as they drifted down the stream in their raft. They lazily relaxed in the warm sunshine and missed the low roar growing in intensity. They realized too late they were quickly approaching a waterfall. Their lives flashed before their...

Creating The Masterpiece

by Dion Todd June 8th, 2024


The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn't darkness. If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light." Luke 11:34-36 WEB. After...

Looking Back

by Dion Todd June 7th, 2024


Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness Luke 4:1 WEB. I would not be here if I had not first been there. So many times in our life, we can look back and say those words. Where we were when we met our spouse, and how narrow a time frame that it was. When we had to take a job we did not like. Only to find that it was a stepping stone for...

The Accuser

by Dion Todd June 6th, 2024


I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ has come; for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night. Revelation 12:10 WEB. Do you ever feel shame over something in your past? Is there something saying: "God is mad at you because…" That is the enemy trying to...

Feel Like a Number

by Dion Todd June 5th, 2024


Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter; James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder; Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. Mark 3:16–19 WEB. Jesus and the disciples had to have been tired after traveling all day when they...

Apple Trees

by Dion Todd June 4th, 2024


"For there is no good tree that produces rotten fruit, nor again a rotten tree that produces good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people don't gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil,...

The Key Master

by Dion Todd June 3rd, 2024


The Key Master from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. (Revelation 3:7–8 NKJV)  "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens": "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and...

Two Kingdoms

by Dion Todd June 2nd, 2024


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God. John...

The Buck Stops Here

by Dion Todd June 1st, 2024


If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 WEB. I have a Dilbert cartoon about computer tech...

Customer Service

by Dion Todd May 31st, 2024


He who searches the hearts knows what is on the Spirit's mind, because he makes intercession for the saints according to God. We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:27-28 WEB. It was time to get a better internet package for the ministry. So we went to the service provider's office, signed in, and sat down....

Reboot

by Dion Todd May 30th, 2024


He answered them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. They worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' For you set aside the commandment of God, and hold tightly to the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and you do many other such things." He said to them, "Full...

Crouching at the Door

by Dion Todd May 29th, 2024


Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? If you do well, won't it be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it." Cain said to Abel, his brother, "Let's go into the field." While they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him. Genesis 4:6–7 WEB. Cain became...

Carry the Cross

by Dion Todd May 28th, 2024


He called the multitude to himself with his disciples and said to them, "Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it. Mark 8:34 WEB. If you follow Jesus one day at a time, no power on Earth can stop you from fulfilling...

The Sitting Dead

by Dion Todd May 27th, 2024


The Sitting Dead from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Jesus Christ was baptized by John in the Jordan River when He was about thirty years old. The heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in the physical form of a dove:(Luke 3:21–22 NKJV)  When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized;...

Cruise Control

by Dion Todd May 26th, 2024


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you," says Yahweh, "thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future. You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You shall seek me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you," says Yahweh Jeremiah 29:11–14 WEB. When things begin to go smoothly in our lives and everything...

The Promise Keeper

by Dion Todd May 25th, 2024


For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 WEB. I know a dad who bought his son a car because he had taken a turn for the better. Not very long after this, his son got a drunk driving charge with it. So the dad took the car back and sold it. I don't blame the dad. I may have done the same, but human gifts are often more of a loan, a bonus, or a reward than an actual gift. If...

The Burning Heart

by Dion Todd May 24th, 2024


When he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave it to them. Their eyes were opened and they recognized him; then he vanished out of their sight. They said to one another, "Weren't our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us?" Luke 24:30-32 WEB. The amplifier buzzed as I unplugged my bass...

Fire in the Rain

by Dion Todd May 23rd, 2024


Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain that waters the earth. Hosea 6:3 WEB. During the long hot summer in the south, the fields can sometimes get so dry the crops appear dead. A good rain shower is one thing they need to restore life and make everything alright. Once the rain...

The Pig Pen

by Dion Todd May 22nd, 2024


But when he came to himself, he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants." He arose and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father...

Facing Goliath

by Dion Todd May 21st, 2024


Your servant struck both the lion and the bear. This uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God." David said, "Yahweh, who delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine." 1 Samuel 17:36–37 WEB. Goliath must have been a fearful sight to behold when he walked out onto...

You Raise Me Up

by Dion Todd May 20th, 2024


You Raise Me Up from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. King David woke from an afternoon nap and took a stroll around his balcony one evening. He happened to see a beautiful woman bathing at a nearby house. It was the house of Uriah and Bathsheba. The husband, Uriah, was away serving in the military. Now, David had many wives and concubines,...



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