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HOPE is Here brings hope to those struggling with life's difficult situations.

HOPE is Here brings hope to those struggling with life's difficult situations.


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HOPE is Here brings hope to those struggling with life's difficult situations.






Expecting Comfort Through the Changes (pt 3)

God is always with us, even through the changes we experience in the seasons of our lives. 2 Corinthians 1:1-10 reminds us that God is a God of comfort! God comforts us so that we can comfort others. Greg asks us today, who is it we are refreshing? Who are you reaching out to in order to comfort as God has comforted us? The more we suffer, the more God will provide His comfort. God hurts with us and for us and will help us patiently endure the pain that we are in. We can expect God’s...


Expecting Comfort Through the Changes (pt 2)

When we are trying to make changes – emotionally, emotionally, physically, financially, professionally – sometimes we can run out of fuel. Sometimes we can get frustrated and want to give up. Today, Greg points out that 2 Corinthians 1:1-10 reminds us that God’s peace and comfort are with us every step of the way. Just focus on one step forward at a time and even if we take a step back from time to time, we can keep moving...


Expecting Comfort Through the Changes (pt1)

Why is Greg singing “Gloom, despair, and agony on me” from the old Hee Haw television show? Romans 12:2 challenges us to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Greg shares God’s words in 2 Corinthians 1:1-10 to comfort us through life. Change isn’t easy, is it? Humbling ourselves isn’t easy either! God wants to do a good thing in our lives if we just let him! __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Help us Bring HOPE and...


A Time to Listen

“Geo” Gibson, executive director of OMAC, is on a mission to bring unity back to the community! Today, Geo tells Greg about an upcoming event where the youth of the community will get their voices heard. Turning the focus to finding solutions rather than focusing on the problems, “A Time to Listen” is a free event for people to attend with an open mind and open ears to help bring unity back to the community. Let’s engage in healthy relationships and see what doors God opens! “A Time to...


Operation Making a Change

Executive director of OMAC – Operation Making a Change - “Geo” Gibson shares his powerful story of how a troubled childhood/early adult years led to not just one brush with the law but to three periods of incarceration. What turned him around? “I wanted to give kids something positive to look up to so I started leading in a positive way. People can change.” Listen to Geo’s inspirational story and how he’s making a change in those around him in today’s broadcast! Previous Broadcasts with...


Great Wisdom in Small Packages (pt 3)

Don’t you love it when you get a package on your step or in your mailbox? Even if it’s something I ordered and I know is coming, I still get excited to open it when it arrives! Let’s open a small package of wisdom today! I know – that was cheesy, wasn’t it? There is joy, even excitement in opening the book of Proverbs when you realize how much meat is in Proverbs for daily life! It’s amazing how a book that was written more than 2500 years ago is so helpful for daily life NOW! Tune in for 14...


Great Wisdom in Small Packages (pt.2)

Let’s open up another small package of great wisdom from the book of Proverbs today! There are so many practical verses filled with advice for daily living in this book! Racism? It’s in here. Posting on social media? Yep, that, too! You didn’t know that these things are addressed in Proverbs? Join Greg today as we dig into one of the most practical books of the Bible. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Help us Bring HOPE and...


Great Wisdom in Small Packages (pt 1)

Proverbs has 31 chapters. A few years ago, Greg began reading a chapter or Proverbs correlating to whatever the day of the month it was. Today, October 13th, he will be digging into Proverbs 13 starting with verse 3. “Those who control their tongue….” Uh-oh… where is Greg taking us in today’s broadcast? Tune in to hear Greg’s reminders of the importance of our words and how we can use our tongues to uplift others. More is caught than taught. Tune in as we open a small package of wisdom...


The Roller Coaster of Life (pt 2)

We all have ups and downs. Sometimes it’s fun and exhilarating and sometimes it’s not. Psalm 13 is there for those times it’s “not.” It’s full of nuggets we’re going to dig into during today’s broadcast. Greg asks us “Who are you praying to?” The Bible says we can come boldly to the throne of God. What a blessing He has waiting for us - to fill our God-sized hole! Psalm 46:10 says “Be still and know that I am...


The Roller Coaster of Life (pt 1)

Do you enjoy riding roller coasters? If you feel like your life is on a roller coaster, try reading a Psalm a day. Today, we are looking into Psalm 13:1-6 for some relief from hurting and sorrow. Everybody has those different seasons in life. We see David having an honest conversation with God in these verses. He asks God, “Will you forget me forever?” Do you ever ask that question? Just because you’re on the downswing of the rollercoaster right now doesn’t mean you’ll stay there. There is...


Wisdom from God‘s Word (pt 5)

Forgiveness. It’s a tough word. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians that “Love keeps no records of wrongs.” If that’s true about love, then it should be true about friendship. Who do you need to call today and mend a fence with? There is such power and freedom in forgiveness! Some of you are in a mental and emotional prison allowing the enemy to keep you enslaved. God is your protector and provider. Let’s look at a few other bits of wisdom from God’s word...


Wisdom from God‘s Word (pt 4)

Let’s look a little closer at the life of Joseph in Genesis 39:21-23 today. God was with Joseph. Greg asks us today, what is the situation in your life that you are letting devour your mind and heart? Those circumstances are keeping you from what God has in store for you. If Joseph can have a heart focused on God through his situation, so can you! Invite God to be right there in the middle of your...


Wisdom from God‘s Word (pt 3)

Greg shares some of his favorite passages from the Bible in this week’s broadcasts. The enemy will do everything he can to keep you away from God’s word. Let’s battle back by digging in and gleaning some wisdom this week. With the revealing, starts the healing. What Satan means for evil, God can use for good. Let’s look at an example from the book of Genesis. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Help us Bring HOPE and...


Wisdom from the Word (pt 2)

Camping out in God’s word this week, let’s dive in and see what wisdom we can dig up! As you dig into the word, God will speak to you through it and directly into your situations and experience. John 15:5 and Romans 8:28, are a couple of golden nuggets of wisdom we explore in today’s broadcast. What failures are you letting keep you in the past? There’s something you can do to help somebody else... what do you think it...


Wisdom from the Word (pt 1)

What situation is overwhelming you right now? Is there an area of your life that you’re not being obedient? Greg texted random people in his life the last few days and gathered their favorite words from the Bible. This week, tune in and maybe, just maybe, God will reveal to you a word you need to hear. Tune in to see why Psalm 28:7 is one of Greg’s favorites. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Help us Bring HOPE and...


Food for Thought Friday

Welcome to Food for Thought Friday! Today, Greg shares some golden nuggets of truth from God’s word and from God’s people to help encourage you and give you some hope to finish the week strong. “You are the only Bible some people will read. More is caught than taught.” You’re an ambassador for Christ so remember to honor God in what you say and what you do. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Help us Bring HOPE and...


What‘s Your Spiritual Power?

What spiritual habits have you developed as an adult? “When God makes a mushroom, he does it overnight but when he creates an Oaktree, it takes many years. Be patient in the process.” Trials help our roots to grow deeper. They’re often not fun but that’s how we grow. You can trust today that God is going to make good come out of whatever trial you are working through. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Help us Bring HOPE and...


A Season for Everything (pt 3)

Based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, there is a season for everything in life. The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing expecting different results. It may be time to plant some new seeds! James 4:2 says “You have not because you have not.” Maybe it’s time to ask for help. Some of the best money I’ve ever spent is on working with a Christian counselor. Start planting some new seeds to put yourself in a new...


A Season for Everything (pt 2)

Kevin Bacon declared in the movie “Footloose” that “There is a time to dance!” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 talks about so many seasons that each of us goes through. Some of us are going through some unexpected seasons of life. Changing our physical proximity can help us get out of ruts! Putting yourself in a different environment can refresh your soul! We are blessed to be a blessing. Tune in for 14 minutes of encouragement...


A Season for Everything (pt 1)

What is your favorite season? Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer… Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 talks about all the different seasons of life we go through. Some of us are in the middle of a season of life we just absolutely hate. If you’re in one of those painful, awful seasons of life you wish would end, let me encourage you to remember you are not alone. A new season is coming. Romans 8:37 reminds you that if you are a follower of Jesus, you are more than a...