One Hope:
30 Daily Devotions for Overcoming Loneliness

This publication of North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry was compiled by Dr. Mark Smith, senior consultant for family evangelism and discipleship with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Smith also serves on NCBAM’s One Hope task force.

Readers are encouraged to transform their loneliness into a one-on-one experience with the Father: the type Jesus enjoyed as He withdrew Himself from people and the demands of ministry to be alone with the Father and pray.

Authors from across North Carolina have provided a commentary for each day’s Scripture passage. “Reflection Questions” and “Action Steps” are included to challenge and encourage small steps with the Lord. Throughout the devotional, readers are encouraged to call the NCBAM Hope Line to talk about what they have read.

The devotional is mailed free of charge to interested Hope Line callers and to individuals using the Hope Line Friendly Call Service. Donations designated for mailing the books to Hope Line callers and Call Service recipients are greatly appreciated!

 

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March 17, 2019

Social Distancing and Self Isolation: NCBAM Offers Hope to Older Adults

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2020

Pandemic Outreach Update: NCBAM Hope Line Now Offers Outbound Calls

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2020

Hope Line Volunteers –
In Their Own Words

 

For Volunteers

Need a moment to recenter after a difficult Hope Line call? Trying to catch your breath between back-to-back calls? Here’s a quick mindfulness practice you can listen to whenever you need it. This three-minute “STOPP” exercise is a simple yet powerful way to help you take some time for yourself and make sure you’re getting the self-care you need.

S – Stop
T – Take a breath
O – Observe
P – Pray
P – Proceed

 One Hope: 30 Daily Devotions for Overcoming Loneliness – Audio Library