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Re-Member His Members

Every once in awhile I have a moment where I realize the lessons I learned or the things I experienced through basketball were preparing me for life after. I use to dread film sessions. Especially if it was one on one with the coach. It was the time where you were told exactly what you need to work on, what you did wrong and typically you had to then watch it over and over. I'm guessing the thought was that would really drill it home, which it did. Not only all that but the whole experience teaches you to humbly enter into a moment of conflict. A moment where you don't need to defend yourself what's done is done but it's still helpful for someone to address what was done, right, wrong or ind

Board Member Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you that before time began, you knew of this place on the corner of 26th and Capitol in the city of Milwaukee called Hope Street. Thank you for every man, woman, and child that you have drawn through the doors. Thank you for the lives that have been transformed and the seeds that have been planted in this place through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Lord God, I lift up each man, woman and child today that calls Hope Street home. I pray that each member experience God’s love and forgiveness and that they learn to trust You more each day. Allow them to see glimpses of how You see them and the plans You have for them. Bless the children who reside there with the

30 Days: Out with the Old & In with the New

I’m going to be real annoying for some of you who know this information already, for 30 days (TODAY is my 30th day..PTL!!) I have challenged myself. I made a commitment, that for 30 days I would “experience food freedom” by eliminating sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy, joy, life, and friends from my diet and strictly eat “whole foods” (I am kidding about the joy, life and friends part...but at points it felt like that). 30 days is not a long time in the grand scheme of things. This 30 days has felt like forever, the longest 30 days in the history of the world, an impossible endeavor. I have wanted to give up a million times. 30 days makes me think of our members. Especially ou

From One Extreme to the Next

The minute (possibly second) something changes in my life I leap to the opposite extreme “reality”. In other words something that may have seemed possible for a moment can suddenly seem impossible in the next. I am sure it is my defense mechanism; I want to convince myself that while at one point something seemed “good” I am sure I will be just fine without it, ever. DRAMA, I know. Just keepin’ real real. So yes, well I dwell on things like Hope Street, 5 year plans, marriage, leadership, kids, family etc. (you get the point)...I am still a person in the now who would benefit greatly from being present. Someone who chooses to not dwell on the past, but also to not get lost in the abyss that