Category Archives: Daily Drop of Hope

Non-Anxious Presence

April 20, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4 Spirit of the Living Christ, inhabit my heart and mind in such a […]

Victory

April 17, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

Death has been swallowed up in victory. 1 Corinthians 15 God of new life, heal us from our fear of death, that we may no longer participate in the deathly swirl of greed and violence. Give us liberty to do your good work in the world. Amen. (Walter Brueggemann) Did you know Easter is just […]

Mindfulness

April 16, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is… Set your minds on things above… For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3 Easter […]

Hopefulness

April 14, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

Commit your way to the Lord;     trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,     your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37 Easter Tuesday Prayer: God of all futures, give us the tenacity to hope, that we may not give in […]

Rise Up

April 13, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3 Easter Monday Prayer: Risen Christ, you include […]

Abnormally Holy

April 09, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” Jesus speaking; John 12 Starter Prayer: Risen Christ, you include me in your […]

Like a Child Again

April 08, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

“As you change and become like little children, you are able to enter the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus’s words from Matthew 18 Starter Prayer: God our Loving Parent, help me let go of my self-importance, and lead me into a full lifetime of happy childhood. Joy is the most vulnerable emotion of all. Dr. Brené […]

Super-signs of Hope

April 07, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. Ephesians 1:18-19 Starter Prayer: Lord God who shines in human hearts to make light in the darkness. We look to you […]

Light and Truth

April 06, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. Ephesians 1:18-19 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full […]

Grief

April 03, 2020, By: Katie Martinez

Owning our stories of heartbreak is a tremendous challenge when we live in a culture that tells us to deny our grief. Brené Brown. Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;     my eyes grow weak with sorrow,     my soul and body with grief. Psalm 31 LORD God, be […]