Cultivating A Heart of Hope

The tag line of my website is “Cultivating a Heart of Hope”. Why? Well, partly because I needed something to describe what my website and blog were all about and partly because it’s the only thing I could come up with (pretty lame, but true).

Does it resonate with you, my readers? Only you can answer that question.

I do know one thing for sure, I don’t want to lose hope. And, I am assuming since you are reading this you don’t want to lose it either. My goal is to filter all I write through the tagline. Is what I am writing helping my readers cultivate hope in their hearts?

So dear readers, what does “cultivating a heart of hope” look like for you?

Authentic stories of enduring through the “dirt” of everyday life and coming out with rows of tiny sprouts of hope is my aim. Fertilizing the newly cultivated ground with words of Truth and Grace to help hope grow.

Cultivating means digging in the dirt, preparing the soil and I have never really found satisfaction digging in the dirt, it’s messy. I don’t like it under my fingernails and I don’t like the bugs coming out of nowhere.

Life is a little bit like that, dirty, don’t you think? It is messy and it sometimes has “bugs” come out of nowhere. It gets muddy and sometimes we think we don’t have any hope.

It’s in those messy times, those times when we are desperate for answers or anything really, we need hope. But in order to have hope, we will have to get our hands in the soil and start digging…digging into God’s Word for truth, grace and His promises. Digging into our relationships with our friends and family, the ones who can help dredge out the hope underneath the mess.

I am still not sure if my tagline will be the tagline forever or just for a while, but as long as God keeps handing me the “shovel and a pair of gloves” I will keep writing what He gives me.

My prayer is for you, dear reader. For you to keep reading and through reading, you will cultivate hope in your heart. For you to know you are not alone while you are in the “dirt” of everyday life and you will find a measure of help through my words.

Spring is here and it’s time to start digging.

Published by Kim Blain

I am an ordinary woman, living an ordinary life, raised an ordinary family with the help of an ordinary husband and an extraordinary God. My desire is to fulfill God’s purpose for my life. I have always had the desire to learn from God’s Word and apply it my life. I speak with integrity, honesty and grace splashed with a little humor. I am down to earth, easy to understand and relatable. I aspire to encourage the Body of Christ to cultivate a heart of hope in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The beautiful state of Montana has been my home for most of my life and I enjoy small town living. I live in a wonderful community and I am thankful we were able to raise our three children there. Besides writing and speaking, I enjoy watercolor painting and using my creative talents to bless others through art. My greatest blessings include my husband of over 30 years and my children. Things I love: pink, raspberries and cream, and going for a drive in the countryside. Things I don’t love: orange, liver and onions, and rush hour.

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