A Source for Hope and a Giveaway


Romans 15-4

It’s the “Bite” for the day. Something to chew on to feed your spirit. Romans 15:4 is a great verse that points to the reason for reading and studying the Bible.

[tweetability]The Bible was written to give us hope.[/tweetability]

If we need hope, the Bible is a source for hope.

What verses or stories in the Bible encourage you?

I’m getting encouraged and excited just thinking of what your comments will say. What you share encourages others.

Leave a comment to be entered in a giveaway of my new Bible Study on The Book of Ruth. We’re hoping she will be in stores soon. (The printer has had mechanical difficulty!) Pray for the machines to be repaired quickly. I know some of you have ordered the study for Christmas presents. I’m sorry for the delay.

Ruth Study Cover


You can click on the picture to learn more about this new study.


Can’t wait to hear your favorite Bible passages and stories that give you hope! I’ll announce the winner Monday (December 7.)


Thanks for stopping by.


Jesus loves you,



  1. Anna Gregory

    Strange as this sounds, I am touched by the story of David’s fall. If David who loved God so much made serious mistakes and God still loved him, especially since he repented, I figure God still loves me even when I mess up. It gives me hope knowing others have made mistakes and God will still love me as long as I follow only Him.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Anna! So much of David’s walk with God encourages me, especially his failings and God’s faithfulness. So glad you stopped by! You’re entered. :)

  2. Stephanie Meredith

    Two stories that have made an impact in my life and I am reminded of frequently are the stories of Gideon in Judges and the Prodigal Son in Luke 15. So many times I find myself content with God, but then leaving to do what I think is right and leaving His presence (like the Prodigal Son). I always come back begging for forgiveness and He shows His love for me, but then I do the same thing over and over again (though in slightly different ways).
    Gideon’s story is a more recent one. I actually just purchased Priscilla Shirer’s study on Gideon to go more in depth. There are many times that I find myself wanting to trust God, but not trusting Him. I ask Him to prove His love, power, wisdom, etc., like Gideon with the fleece.

    These stories give me hope because God still showed them love and grace as well as used Gideon in a mighty way for His glory. I want my “mess-ups and mistakes” to be redeemed and used for God’s glory. :)

    1. Amen Stephanie! Me too! These are great stories. Gideon has been a theme in my life lately. Thanks for sharing! You’re entered. :)

  3. I do go to Christian movies because I want to support the effort to provide wholesome family entertainment. I often give movies as gifts at Christmas and birthdays. That being said, I usually prefer books over movies.

    1. Hey Ann! I prefer the books too! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Janice

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-22… I claim this chapter… Life is all about change.. Growing old gracefully… Not to be rigid.. Bloom where My Heavenly Father plants me. He teaches me every day to love the unlovable… He loves me unconditionally…

    1. I love this Janice! And you are doing life so gracefully in my eyes. Thanks for sharing! Everybody go look up Eccl. 3:1-22 if you don’t know it! You’re entered.

  5. Hi Andy,

    I am daily encouraged by Proverbs 3:5-8

    it reminds me to Trust God with everything. and not to try to figure it out on my own.

    Thank you.

    1. Love these verses Venus! Trust in the Lord! Thank you so much for sharing. You are entered!

  6. I am so excited to see the release of your study in Ruth. And, would love to win a copy.
    There are so many stories that give hope to me. Right now I am camped on the Christmas story. Elizabeth’s words to Mary in Luke 1:45, “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
    Those words are for us too!!

    1. Amen, amen, Jeanne! I’ve clung to those words too! I write about that in my Mary book. You’re entered. :)

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