A New Day

Forty-five years ago this week, the greatest country this planet has ever seen ushered in a new era for future generations. An era that would bring about destruction to women, men, the unborn, and families. I realize that my description is aggressive, but Roe v. Wade was an aggressive court case that we continue to [...]

Thanks for Standing

The staff at HOPE has been blown away the past couple of weeks with your generosity, heart, and engagement for life. I write and talk quite a bit about Christians being called to action. I encourage people all the time to get off the sidelines and get their hands dirty. We are always pushing and, [...]

Two Teams…One Difference

Christian Academy of Knoxville and Grace Christian Academy have been long-time rivals on the football field. Every year, the big CAK vs. GCA football game brings with it much anticipation and excitement. This game is even frequently televised as WBIR’s Prep Xtra game of the week or WVLT’s Rivalry Thursday game of the week. All [...]

Celebrate the “Not Yet”

The title of this post points to a joyful theological truth. I hear these words, “not yet”, and I am compelled by my God to move, to work, and to love. I am compelled because these words point me to a great and wonderful promise from our God. A promise that trumps all others. A promise that [...]

Thank You

The past few weeks I have received a number of notes from people in our community and surrounding areas simply saying thank you to HOPE for the work we do. These notes are flattering. These notes warm my heart. These notes provide further confirmation to HOPE’s staff that we are making an impact with the work we do. [...]

A Story of HOPE

I love what I do. I love coming to work at HOPE every day. I love seeing lives celebrated and transformed. I love to share these stories with you. I love all of this, but today’s post is a bit different. Today’s post is not me simply sharing a story. Instead, today we have a [...]