Live Hope Minute

Live Hope Minute

Explore the concept of hope with this inspirational commentary. Delivered from a grace-filled, Christian perspective, the Live Hope Minute is easily accessible to people at varied places on their spiritual journey. Hi, I'm Mark Smeby and I'm a Minneapolis-based author/speaker who travels the country sharing the message of hope through my words and music. If you'd like to share your story of hope with me, please visit www.livehopenow.com and tell me what's on your mind! Where do you see hope in the world? How has hope been revealed to you? I look forward to hearing from you!

Episodes

February 3, 2023 1 min
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I’m just being honest, sometimes the concept is faith can be very confusing. It’s like a supernatural filling-in-of-all-the-blanks. It's the go-to answer when there's a really tough question.
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October 29, 2020 1 min
God has given me another day to live and breathe, and it’s best if I spend my time during the day rejoicing and being glad.
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October 28, 2020 1 min
Life is full of questions that don’t have any answers, and situations that have many different options. It’s impossible to always know the exact step to take.
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October 27, 2020 1 min
To me, a person of hope is a person who is continually singing a melody of joy, a melody of gratitude.
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October 26, 2020 1 min
I believe the thing that is so compelling about these stories is that there’s usually somebody innocent that is in trouble. And just when it feels like it’s too late, our hero shows up and saves the day, and everybody cheers!
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October 23, 2020 1 min
It’s easy to throw stones from my glass house and criticize the imperfections I see around me. But the church helps me to see how awesome and hope-filled life can be when we seek to serve others.
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October 22, 2020 1 min
When I say that I place my hope in God, I’m saying, I believe that’s the best way for me to live my life. Putting my hope in God is the best place to put it.
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October 21, 2020 1 min
Do you think God shakes his head at us? I sure don’t. I believe he’s loving us with an incredible passion that is not superseded by our behavior.
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October 20, 2020 1 min
Children represent promise of what’s to come. And Jesus says it’s good for us to be like them!
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October 19, 2020 1 min
Is there someone in your life that you need to reconnect with? Someone that you love and you can’t quite remember why you stopped talking? God is in the business of making all things new, and that includes the broken relationships from your past.
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October 16, 2020 1 min
You can’t take your suffering personally. Why? Because we can never fully know at the time what God is putting us through. We go through our sufferings without understanding why.
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October 15, 2020 1 min
Whatever season you may currently be going through, there’s another one on its way.
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October 14, 2020 1 min
These scenes in nature help to remind me of how God is always working, always going ahead and clearing the path for me, painting a lovely landscape along the way.
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October 13, 2020 1 min
There are some prayers that I’ve been praying for my entire life. I don’t completely understand why God seems to answer some prayers super quickly, and others…well, it seems like he’s taking his time.
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October 12, 2020 1 min
Sometimes we let the people in our lives tell us what we can or cannot do. Well-intentioned people try to steer us toward comfort and away from things that they think might be difficult.
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October 9, 2020 1 min
It’s difficult to try to love someone and show them the hope of the gospel when you are disappointed, or disgusted by something they’re doing in their life that you don’t agree with. This doesn’t make the other person feel my love.
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October 8, 2020 1 min
Imagine putting money in the offering plate at church, and then insisting that you find out exactly where those specific dollars end up. Thankfully, I choose to trust the leadership of my church to do the right thing with my money.
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October 7, 2020 1 min
Does your hope have expectations? For instance, do you ever say: I put my hope in God for…my health to get better…or my income to improve…
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October 6, 2020 1 min
I don’t believe that I can run after the desires of my heart and expect to delight in the Lord. I don’t believe that I can run after my desires and expect God to delight in me.
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