Author: Lori Schumaker

As a wife, mom, teacher, friend, and writer, my desire is to encourage others to seek hope. Pointing others to Jesus brings me joy. Writing about the hope of Jesus is my focus. It’s because of this that I am excited to welcome you as a friend as you struggle through brokenness, celebrate life’s joys, and grow to know Jesus more.
10 Life-Saving Tips That Will Breathe Hope into Your Adoption Story
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10 Life-Saving Tips That Will Breathe Hope into Your Adoption Story

Even a successful adoption story isn’t easy. Adoption is an amazing gift. It’s beautiful, mind-boggling, and a picture of what love is all about. Yet every adoption story begins in grief. So no matter the beauty or the love we are ready to give as we choose to make adoption part of our story, the…

17 Inspiring Bible Verses About Moving Forward to Give You Hope
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17 Inspiring Bible Verses About Moving Forward to Give You Hope

Moving forward in life can be scary for even the bravest of souls. To help you step forward with bravery, here are 17 inspiring Bible verses about moving forward. They are also encouraging verses to pray when God tells you to move forward. God is in the business of justice and righteousness. He doesn’t leave…

10 Ways to Nourish a Heart of Sincere Gratitude
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10 Ways to Nourish a Heart of Sincere Gratitude

Sincere gratitude. On the surface, we may tell ourselves, “Of course I’m grateful!” We may even be quite polite by saying “thank you” in necessary circumstances. But I know when I take a deep look within myself to search for the kind of gratitude that breathes hope and joy into life, I see I have…

Find Joy in the Journey With These 15 Bible Verses About Joy
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Find Joy in the Journey With These 15 Bible Verses About Joy

How do we find joy in the journey of life even when the journey has taken us along roads we never wanted to travel? How do we find joy when we are hurting, overwhelmed, or exhausted? Although it may feel impossible. It isn’t. With God, it is possible. But let’s find out more with these…

Why Is Hope Important? Here Are 10 Important Reasons!
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Why Is Hope Important? Here Are 10 Important Reasons!

Why Is Hope Important? Without hope in my life, I wouldn’t be writing this today. As a young girl, it lifted me up when I repeatedly found myself crushed and defeated. It motivated me to dry my tears and dust myself off so I could try again when it was I who failed someone or…