Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Hold onto hope August 16, 2015

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My great niece Kiera painted this stone, which I got at a recent family reunion.

My great niece Kiera painted this stone, which I got at a recent family reunion. It now sits on my office desk as a treasured reminder of hope.


It is sometimes an elusive word, missing from the sentences of our days, deleted from our lives, absence from our thoughts.

Life situations and difficulties and challenges overtake us. Stress and worry weigh upon us, squashing hope. Peace vanishes.

But then something changes. A friend encourages. You read uplifting words. A song—what if your blessings come through raindropsstrikes a chord of hope.

Hope begins to ease back into your days, into your thoughts, into your outlook. You see, read and hear hope: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12).

The stressors may remain. But now you hold hope, sweet sweet hope.

© Copyright 2015 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


12 Responses to “Hold onto hope”

  1. Littlesundog Says:

    Well said, Audrey. So many times that sign or indication of “hope” is right beneath our noses… if only we take the time to look!

  2. –Without HOPE & God’s Promises,
    I have nothing.

    xx love from Duluth.

  3. Jackie Says:

    My small group at church just finished a book by Chuck Swindoll called Hope Again, I highly recommend it. It’s an easy read that encourages and fills you with truth and Hope. Love the “Hope” stone 🙂

  4. hotlyspiced Says:

    That’s a very good reminder to have on your desk. It is so true that without hope, you perish. It’s very easy to lose hope and a little reminder like this can help put us back on track xx

  5. Beautiful and love the hope rock 🙂 Hope is the one true thing I can hang on to with all that is going around me- the good and the positive as well as the bad and the negative.

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