Hello, y'all! Thank each and every one of you for your part in making this 7 Days of Hope Blog Tour so amazing. <3 Y'all are awesome. Now, it's time to reveal the winners of the giveaway! First pick goes to . . . * * * * * * * * * * * Abigail Harris!!!! Congratulations, Abi!! We'll be emailing you soon! Second place goes to . . . * * * * * * * * * * * Sarah!! We'll be getting in touch with you soon, as well! Congratulations!!
Welcome to one of the last stops on the 7 Days of Hope Blog Tour! I hope you've enjoyed this tour and that it's been an encouragement to you. <3 Hebrews 10:23 (NLT) says, "Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise." When I was trying to find a verse and a translation to use for today, I came across something interesting - some versions used the word "hope" here, as the NLT does. And some didn't. So, curious, I traced it back to the Greek using the built-in Strong's Concordance in one of my Bible apps. The word used here for "hope" is "elpis" (pronounced, "elle-PEACE"). It doesn't mean just, plainly, "hope" or "faith," as it's translated. One definition is, more directly, "hope." But the word, in two of three definitions and by its root word, means "expectation." Oddly enough, the word itself doesn't even s