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  • Wasting Away

    Posted April 20, 2015 by Dion Todd

    33 Comments 22 Likes 12,603 Views

    For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did no Read More...

  • Lay It Down

    Posted April 19, 2015 by Dion Todd

    55 Comments 24 Likes 13,496 Views

    Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Chris Read More...

  • The Grocery Buggy

    Posted April 18, 2015 by Dion Todd

    51 Comments 31 Likes 11,618 Views

    Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 NIVAfter coming out of the grocery store, I found that I had parked way out in the parking lot and did not really feel like taking the buggy all the way back to th Read More...

  • Teach a Man to Fish

    Posted April 17, 2015 by Dion Todd

    34 Comments 24 Likes 11,610 Views

    And Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men." Mark 1:17 ESVWhile growing up, I spent a lot of time on the rivers near my home in South Carolina. The black water of the Waccamaw was just Read More...

  • Signs That Make You Wonder

    Posted April 16, 2015 by Dion Todd

    28 Comments 25 Likes 11,924 Views

    While God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His will. Heb. 2:4 ESVOnce while in a band, I was witnessing to several people who were outsi Read More...

  • Fly Like an Eagle

    Posted April 15, 2015 by Dion Todd

    44 Comments 26 Likes 12,924 Views

    He was like an eagle hovering over its nest, overshadowing its young, Then spreading its wings, lifting them into the air, teaching them to fly. Deut 32:11 ESVWhen an eagle has its young, it lines the inside of its nest Read More...

  • The Outcasts

    Posted April 14, 2015 by Dion Todd

    85 Comments 24 Likes 12,037 Views

    Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. Zephaniah 3:1719 ESVMy brother and I wen Read More...

  • The Master Carpenter

    Posted April 13, 2015 by Dion Todd

    44 Comments 28 Likes 12,132 Views

    Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Ps 133:1 KJVWood, I grew up around it. Often I was carrying it, sawing it, nailing it or pulling the splinters from my hands. My dad was a Read More...

  • The Repetition Competition

    Posted April 12, 2015 by Dion Todd

    43 Comments 18 Likes 11,515 Views

    For You will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; You will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalms 51:161 Read More...

  • About Us & Statement of Faith

    Posted April 11, 2015 by Sylvia Todd

    29 Comments 16 Likes 18,012 Views

    Refreshing Hope Ministries began as a simple daily devotional from Pastor Dion Todd sent via email, with personal testimonies of God’s work in our lives. Our vision was, and still is, to help renew hope in the worl Read More...

  • An Open Door

    Posted April 11, 2015 by Dion Todd

    41 Comments 25 Likes 12,673 Views

    Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 ESVAccess to God was very limited before Jesus came. There was a thick curtain in the Read More...

  • The Redeemer

    Posted April 10, 2015 by Dion Todd

    48 Comments 24 Likes 11,901 Views

    Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: I am the LORD, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by Myself. Isaiah 44:24 ESVIn the Bible when someone was Read More...

  • Scary Movies

    Posted April 9, 2015 by Dion Todd

    69 Comments 21 Likes 12,321 Views

    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2Tim. 1:7 ESVHave you ever felt a sense of dread come over you? Have you been afraid of that monster in the closet or under yo Read More...

  • Shout To The Lord

    Posted April 8, 2015 by Dion Todd

    49 Comments 23 Likes 12,794 Views

    Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Psa. 96:1 ESVI was still nervous as I took the microphone. The singers in our praise and worship team had failed to show up, and the rest elected me to lea Read More...

  • A Mustard Seed of Peace

    Posted April 7, 2015 by Sunnie McPhetres

    3 Comments 6 Likes 907 Views

    "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the bird Read More...

  • In God I Trust

    Posted April 7, 2015 by Dion Todd

    50 Comments 23 Likes 13,600 Views

    When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? Psalms 56:3 ESVTired and needing a rest, David had been on the run from Saul. His own Read More...

  • A Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Posted April 6, 2015 by Dion Todd

    50 Comments 19 Likes 11,696 Views

    He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. Prov. 18:22 ESVOne morning I was praying in my room, my mind aimlessly drifting from one thing to another. I saw a picture of my wife and I walking Read More...

  • The Third Day

    Posted April 5, 2015 by Dion Todd

    56 Comments 25 Likes 11,580 Views

    And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear o Read More...

  • Skeletons in The Closet

    Posted April 4, 2015 by Dion Todd

    42 Comments 21 Likes 11,506 Views

    So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan. But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. Here comes that dreamer! they said to each other. Come now, lets kill Read More...

  • How to Start a Group

    Posted April 3, 2015 by Sylvia Todd

    2 Comments 2 Likes 2,346 Views

    This article is for members who would like to start their own small group as part of this ministry. We would love to hear from any who are called to take this kind of leadership position here. Please review the guideline Read More...