Words from mom

It’s been a year since mom went to her heavenly home. Beyond the incredible legacy and memories she left, I’ve been so thankful for her words. Some are private and precious, others—like her book—were meant to publicly minister to many.  Mom never withheld her words—she spoke life and truth every chance she had. I am […]

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The LeBron James School of Leadership

I love my dad! He can turn anything into a sermon. Take a look at what Dad wrote in the comments section of a popular LeBron meme on my brother’s Facebook page. ~Rob Basketball is a team sport. It requires a complete organization. LeBron James wants to be General Manager, coach and star player. He thinks he knows […]

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To Which Kingdom do you belong?

My Dad is my favorite preacher. He’s been increasingly invited to preach this sermon, and I think it’s more relevant today than it’s ever been. Great reminder of whose Kingdom we truly belong to while we traverse this earth…. 40 years ago I preached a sermon titled “Violence” foretelling escalating violence in the world. That […]

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Old Story New

I am constantly amazed at how cyclical what’s old becomes new again. Especially how sharing God’s story of redemption during the holidays has been reinvented throughout the ages. In 1847, a French parish priest asked local wine merchant Placide Cappeau to pen a poem for Christmas mass. Famous for his artistry with words, Placide was […]

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Dolce: Reflections on the sweetness of my last year with Hazel

My dad recently penned some reflections after mom passed away in June. How did I miss it? There were signals, yet somehow I failed to pick up on them. More than a year before her death, Hazel began talking about spending more time together—she wished I could curtail my travel and spend more time at home. We discussed this […]

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Tribute: Spring in the Children’s Hearts

My dad received this beautiful revelatory tribute after the passing of my mom, Hazel Hoskins. This prophetic dream was given to a leading Bible teacher in a persecuted country we have worked with for many years. To protect identities, we’ve changed names and locations noted in italics below. Dear Bob, We are very sorry after learning the […]

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