The Heart (And Head) Of Friendship


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. — Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NKJV)

In today’s edition of the Hopeful Cottage podcast, we explore the value of friendship as modeled by Jesus Christ and his friendships with his disciples, and we look at a New York Times article on how friendship might be much more than common interests but in fact, could be embedded in our body chemistry and brain waves.



Meet Me Halfway: Living In Peace


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. — Romans 12:18 (NIV)

In today’s edition of the Hopeful Cottage Podcast, we awaken with a glimmer of hope for lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula, as leaders of North Korea and South Korea meet. Is this the answer to prayers for peace in the region, and by extension, in the world? Is this a macro-example of how we all can and should seek peace in our own lives? Only time will tell. Let us continue to pray for — and passionately pursue — PEACE.


Waffle House Hero Goes The Extra Mile


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. — Philippians 2:4 (NKJV)

In today’s Hopeful Cottage podcast, we take a closer look at the story of one man who stepped in, employed his self-preservation instincts, and in the process saved the lives of others during the tragic shooting inside a Tennessee restaurant — and how this man and others are inspired further by the tragedy to look out for the interests of others.



In Conversation: Scott Gore, Serving Syrian Refugees

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'” — Matthew 25:40 (NKJV)

In this special edition of the Hopeful Cottage podcast, we talk with SCOTT GORE, president of an organization that serves refugees all over the world.

scottgore2Gore will lead a team to Jordan in June that will try to meet the needs of thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled across the Syrian border in the horrors of the Syrian Civil War that has raged since March 2011.

If you would like more information on Scott’s ministry and their upcoming projects, visit his website at to discover how you can travel to Jordan with his service trip care for “the least of these” as we are told by Jesus Christ.

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