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Cultivating Hope

“Faith, in one sense, is simply a readiness for God. A kind of emptiness waiting to be filled, the way an empty cup held out by a beggar is ready to be filled.” Lewis Smedes Are you a hopeful person? I’m not asking if you’re optimistic, which may look similar on the...

A Journey Is A Person

[Editor’s note: Today’s article, by Conejo’s own John Downey, is part of the “Our Story” class series. John’s timely meditation, in the middle of our summer trips and vacations, invites us to balance our grand plans with the humble recognition that God ultimately...

You Could Learn a Lot from a Dummy!

“Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then...

Building A Home

[Editor’s note: today’s meditation is by Ella Michael, one of the participants of our recent mission trip to Mexico.] Do you remember when you were a kid and you would make those really complicated forts out of dining room chairs, couch cushions, and a throw blanket?...