Moments of Hope

Moments of Hope: Go for It!

November 16, 2023

Go for it! So often, life can crush and confine out of us who God has called us to be. In this week's Moments of Hope, Pastor Andy shares a story about some research that suggests that creativity is replaced by "normal" pretty quickly... but as it does, it's easy to miss the purpose of what God wants to do in us and through us. Sometimes, some of us need to hear, "Go For It"!

Moments of Hope: How Many Clues?

November 9, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

Tracie and I (Andy) have been streaming a show called 9-1-1. It's exciting, and we enjoy it. There was recently an episode that not only turned out to be great TV but provided us with a powerful lesson about how to find God. Romans 1:20 tells us that God has revealed his unseen self through many clues within creation. As we read the clues, we see him.

Moments of Hope: Lower your Ego

November 2, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

In this week's Moments of Hope, Pastor Andy shares the story of the former Miami Dolphins coach. Don Shula, when he was once on vacation in Maine. A trip to the movie theatre offered a valuable lesson in reducing his ego and increasing his humility.

Moments of Hope: Bring the Energy

October 26, 2023

Did you know it has been scientifically proven that our words and demeanor can bring energy to a tired person - and tire an energetic person? Because of this, we have a huge responsibility to encourage people forward by adding value or we'll diminish them by speaking critically to them. In this week's Moments of Hope, you'll be prompted to meet people where they are and talk about life with them.

Moments of Hope: The Questions

October 19, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

Two questions are fundamental to our identity - and the gospel of Jesus Christ sincerely and fully answers both. In this week's Moments of Hope, Pastor Andy shares a story that reminds us of these questions and the Christian answer to them. Tune in today!

Moments of Hope: Fill the Room

October 12, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

When you walk into a room, what do you fill it with? This week, Pastor Andy shares with you a fable about a Father who was looking to hand over the reins of his business to one of his sons. To do so, he created a resourceful challenge that would determine who the company's next President would be. The story demonstrates an important lesson about who we should be.

Moments of Hope: Inner Peace

October 5, 2023 • Pastor Andy

In this week's Moments of Hope, Pastor Andy shares the remarkable story of Etty Hillesum. Hillesum was a Dutch Jew whose journey of inner healing allowed her to grow into a generous and hospitable woman - even in a concentration camp. Her remarkable story invites us to let the Peace of God rule in our hearts. Listen in today!

Moments of Hope: The Orthodox Seed

September 28, 2023

In this week's Moments of Hope, Pastor Andy shares with us the story of a recently discovered ancient seed... that grew! In this fantastic story, we learn about holding on to our purposes and dreams with remarkable resilience and how God's callings and gifts are irrevocable! Tune in today!

Moments of Hope: Take the Risk

September 21, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

Risks are always and forever before us: some we need to sidestep, but some we need to jump on board with. In today's story, Pastor Andy shares with us about a missed risk and invites you to take a risk that could profoundly impact your life, faith, and walk with Jesus.

Moments of Hope: Not Meant to Be Alone

September 14, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

You were not meant to be Alone! We were made for community and connection, and one of the great things about the church is to be a family to one another to ensure that no one goes through life alone. In this heartwarming story, Pastor Andy shares how a community came together to combat the loneliness that one man was experiencing. Listen today and receive some hope! You are not alone!

Moments of Hope: Wheelchairs in Heaven

September 7, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

In this week's Moments of Hope, Pastor Andy shares a story about singer, author, and advocate Joni Erikson Tada, Tada's life was forever changed after a diving accident, but through her wheelchair-bound paralysis she has an untold impact on people because of all she has learned about God's kindness from her wheelchair - including some profound thoughts on heaven. Join us for this week's Moments of Hope!

Moments of Hope: Love Each Other Deeply

August 31, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

Peter encourages us to "Love each other deeply from the heart." I often find that my love for someone is reflected in the depth of conversations I share with them. Scripture certainly implies this, and social science backs it up. In this week's Moments of Hope, Pastor Andy encourages us to have more substantive discussions.

Moments of Hope: Satisfying Relationships

August 24, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

Did you know what a Harvard study suggests is the secret to longevity? It's not what you think! In today's Moments of Hope, Pastor Andy shares a story of how the findings of social scientists affirm how God has created.

Moments of Hope: New Names

August 17, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

Did you know that many product names we now know didn't start with their famous name? These products only took off once they were given a new name and got one. While God doesn't require that we get a new name, he does require that we enter into a new life before he can use us to fulfill our greatest purpose and potential. Listen in today as Pastor Andy shares some stories about "New Names."

Moments of Hope: Influence

August 10, 2023 • Pastor Andy Searles

God has given all of us influence, but with it, we are called to use it to influence others - helping them achieve the hopes and dreams that God has for them. In this old story, we hear of how a young entrepreneur. It wouldn't have fulfilled his potential if it wasn't for the imposing influence of another. Tune in today!