Seeking The Higher Common Denominator


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law because these are unprofitable and useless. — Titus 3:9 (NIV)

In this edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE PODCAST, we explore the question: are the various rites and rituals and traditions that divide the almost 40,000 Christian denominations around the globe more important than God’s instructions to love Him and love others? Feel free to download and share on iTunes and Podbean.



In Conversation: Oakland Raiders’ Antonio Hamilton

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. — Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

In this special edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE PODCAST, available for download free on iTunes and Podbean, we talk with ANTONIO HAMILTON, cornerback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. A native of small-town South Carolina, Hamilton discusses his journey from rural life to a career in the NFL, his faith, and his desire to give back to his community with his Camp Hamilton Youth Football Camp.


Got Chaos? The One True King Has Your Order


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap. To set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He has set the world upon them. — 1 Samuel 2:8 (NKJV)

In today’s edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE podcast, available free for download from iTunes and Podbean, asks the question: Why do we have such chaos in our society? Maybe, just maybe, we are so divided in our earthly lives because we are not united in our obedience to God and His command that we are love Him and others.


Struggling With Being All-In For God


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.” — Luke 9:61-62 (NKJV)

In today’s edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE podcast, available free for download on iTunes and Podbean, explores the question: How much are we as believers willing to give to follow Jesus Christ? Discipleship and following Jesus Christ is a process of perfection, and sometimes it is a struggle to step outside our comfort zones to trust in Him to lead.


In Conversation: The Music of WIND (Nori & Barbie Kelley)

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TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: Make joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. — Psalm 100:1-2 (KJV)

In today’s special edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE podcast, available for download free from iTunes and Podbean, we talk with NORI & BARBIE KELLEY, who perform as the group WIND. They discuss the origins of the band, their diverse musical influences, and how the music of WIND serves as a ministry that spans the globe, generations and cultures. To purchase their music, visit their store on CDBABY.


Reject Negativity. Share Joy.


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. — Proverbs 15:30 (NIV)

In this edition of the Hopeful Cottage podcast, available for download free on iTunes and Podbean, we look at the spiritual benefits of sharing joy, good humor and a merry heart. In this age when social media is filled with such venom, vitriol and rampant negativity, how can “being goofy for Jesus” make a difference in a world that seems to struggle with joy?

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In Conversation: Jonathan Cain

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Today, we feature a special edition conversation with JONATHAN CAIN, singer/songwriter and keyboardist for the iconic Classic Rock group Journey. He discusses his new memoir, Don’t Stop Believin’. The book, available now at major booksellers, recounts his professional success with Journey and the very personal struggles that led him to a closer walk with Jesus Christ.