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God has the details covered (sometimes with snow) - On April 19, I found myself looking out the window and seeing snow falling from the sky. This snow was not just falling; it was sticking to the ground as well. Oh, my, how could this be? Does God not
Trading Anxiety for Peace -   A verse continually comes back to and encourages me to “not be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6). It is easy to get wrapped up in everything that needs to be done and feel that there is not enough time
Hope in Muskegon - Muskegon has a bad reputation.   Or does it? Truth be told, our reputation is improving.  A recent survey of West Michigan indicates that people view Muskegon as a better place to live now than they did in 2014.  People surveyed
Vapid Valentine’s Day - Ah, February. It’s dark, it’s dreary, and your favorite Christmas black bottom cupcakes have secured themselves around your waist as a less than delectable muffin top. Worse still, it’s almost Valentine’s Day. Televisions and radios blast advertisements for floral shops
Attempts at Greatness - God began a good work in 2002, and it became known as Beacon of Hope. Today, some 15+ years later, this work has developed into a reliable, competent, and viable mental health option for the communities it serves. Yes communities!
Meditation and Your Emotional Thermometer - Kristin has been an intern at Beacon of Hope since July. She is graduating from Spring Arbor University in May. Below, Kristin shares some helpful tips for when the holidays feel stressful. The holidays are often times in which we
A Season of Thanksgiving - This season, we have so much to thank God for! As we reflect back on the past few months, it’s incredible to see all that He has done in and through our ministry.  For example: On August 21st, we launched
Reigning in Flying Thoughts - Thoughts fly in and out of my head all day long: Are there any groceries at home for dinner? Yikes, it’s hot outside. Why do we have daylight saving time? I’m excited to see my friend this evening.  I wish
Commonplace: A space for agreement in relationship - Samuel is a Beacon of Hope intern who is passionate about helping couples succeed in their marriages. Check out his wisdom how how to create room in your relationships for the power of agreement.            
Teamwork makes the dream work - Jill has been serving as an intern for the past eight months. When asked what most stood out to her about Beacon, Jill was quick to reply, “the community!”. Read on to learn how our team mentality helps us best