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Be the Light 5k

While we’re super bummed we weren’t all able to run together for our Be the Light 5k, we’re praising God for the 164 participants and love hearing why you joined this event! Here’s what a few of you shared with

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Switching to Telehealth

Looking back at the last six months, it is remarkable to consider all the change that was thrust upon all of us in so many areas of our lives. If you had told me in early March the way our

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Interview on The Pledge

On Tuesday, our Executive Director, Kyle, was interviewed by The Pledge about Beacon of Hope and our upcoming 5k fundraiser. Check out his interview here:    

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Running into Happiness

“I feel like I’m walking through mud. I have no motivation to do things I once loved doing. I feel alone, like no one understands me. I can’t shake this. It just isn’t me.” “I feel like my heart is

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Growing through a Global Pandemic

I’d imagined what my final year of graduate school would look like for quite some time. but experiencing a global health pandemic in the middle of my field internship was not quite on my radar. I ‘d envisioned what it

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COVID-19, Our 14th Annual Golf Event, and God’s Perfect Provision

March 16, 2020, Beacon of Hope closed and locked the front door of our Holland office to allfoot traffic. This was an unprecedented maneuver to begin a phased plan to keep our staff, clients, and community safe. This was the

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Psalm 131

Psalm 131 is an interesting Psalm. It”s short; it’s only three verses long. I first noticed Psalm 131 when I was grieving the death of a grandparent. Death is something that’s out of my control, and Psalm 131 captured my

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Leftovers

As my time in graduate school is coming to an end, I find myself reflecting more and more on the journey that my family and I have been on the last three years. At the beginning of the program, this

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Sadness

Sadness is a normal part of the human experience. We tend to see sadness as something to hide from, run from, or fight. It doesn’t feel good. It hurts. It takes away our energy and strength. For those who have

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3rd Annual Staff Retreat: Fighting Thoughts

On February 22nd, twenty Beacon of Hope staff counselors, interns, and volunteers came together for our Third Annual Staff Retreat. Part of our day was focused on the tension of when we “know” something is true in our minds but become

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