High hopes and the process of hoping

By Jeff Smith
Special to The PREVIEW

The process of hoping has one vital step that few talk about.

Having hope is a great idea. That is not news. Lots of famous people have been quoted on the subject, saying things like “don’t give up,” “we all need hope,” “follow your dreams,” that sort of thing.

Here’s one by Elbert Hubbard: “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”

But the quote from Hubbard misses the one part that I am finding in the wisdom scriptures this morning.

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This story was posted on March 5, 2015.