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A Shattered Marriage

Personal + Story Before we came to Hope for Life, our marriage, along with our personal and spiritual lives, was set on auto-pilot. We were just going through the motions of attending church, going to work, and living as though everything was fine. Our lives revolved around work and hanging […]

Fun + Food + Fellowship

Hope For Life’s third annual Dinner and Silent Auction was held this fall at Trinity Community Church in Clovis. We loved getting to see so many old and new friends. The tables were beautifully designed by the amazing Rhonda Christopher and brought to life by a host of wonderful helpers. […]

Preparing For The Storm

The first in a four part testimony, originally shared at Hope For Life’s Annual Dinner, this is one couple’s story of God’s grace and redemption in a seemingly hopeless situation. Here, the wife shares her struggle with depression and the hope that God’s Word brought to her heart, even as […]

We Would Not Be Married

“WE WOULD NOT BE MARRIED IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU.” Recently, as a young couple was leaving my office after counseling, the wife suddenly stopped, turned around, and exclaimed, “I just want you to know that we would not be married if it weren’t for you.” Of course, these were […]

Personal Story + Forgiveness

God’s Perfect Timing Years ago, we wrote a book on the topic of forgiveness to use in ministry. After getting it professionally printed and bound, we mailed it to just about everyone in our address book. When our supply ran out, we never made more copies due to costs and […]

Perfectionism + Depression

When I first met Mark Baker on the fortunate referral from friends, I felt like I had hit bottom and was ready to seriously consider medications for depression. I was irritable and detached – horrid feelings for a mother of four. I was scared to death that my emotions and […]

Nightmare To Hope

One woman’s story of God’s faithfulness in her life, and how His Word brought true and lasting healing to a grievous situation. From Nightmare To Hope … It was September of 2010. I had just experienced the worst nightmare a person could have. My husband of 24 years had told […]