Author Archives: Sharon R Hoover

About Sharon R Hoover

Serving the church for over twenty years in discipleship and mission ministries, I've walked alongside many people travelling and exploring the journey of faith. Add in my own crazy path and I hope my writing will offer glimpses of life worth sharing.

How to Resolve Conflicts

This photo makes my heart race… and I don’t even have a conflict with this lady in red! Conflicts are daily occurrences. Maybe not rising to the intensity of angry lady-in-red…but, they are never pleasant. Learning to resolve conflicts effectively … Continue reading

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How Microloans Change Lives

In September 2011, Pastor Rob gave cash in envelopes as part of the sermon. Rob challenged us to go out and use the money for God’s Kingdom. No more guidance or restrictions given. Combining our envelope money, our family received … Continue reading

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Shepherd for the Journey

In my longing to be more like Jesus, I’ve undertaken the study of his “I am” statements as recorded in the book of John. Jesus said “I am the good shepherd.” (John 10: 11) I am not a shepherd. My … Continue reading

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Who are you influencing? (Part II)

… continued from Who are you influencing? (Part I) Brutus took custody of the bleeding and beaten men. He thrust them into one of the inner cells. Fastened their feet in the stocks.  “We don’t need your kind around here. For … Continue reading

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Who are you influencing?

Life as a Roman guard had its perks.  They lived in the middle class working group, receiving pay and housing and some status. The guards took their job of protecting the community quite seriously.  They were responsible for people who … Continue reading

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How is your life parable-shaped?

Please welcome author Cheri Cowell… Our tour guide almost casually offered the words that nearly knocked me off my feet. “The stones upon which you are walking are the stones where Jesus could have walked.” I stopped in midstride and … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Improve Your Life Today

There are three things that you can do today that will make a profound impact on your life. These will not surprise you. Not a dramatic revelation. But if you follow these suggestions, your life will truly improve. They are … Continue reading

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