Rural Newspapers-Hope for Today Column2019-10-11T08:39:10-05:00

The HOPE FOR TODAY monthly column started in 2006.  It is written by Clint Decker and published in local newspapers and online. The column offers hope through the current events of our day.  Clint may select a news headline to address or a topic that connects with a wide audience then discusses it while weaving together encouraging spiritual truths.

Currently, we are in over 300 newspapers across 10 states.  You can access a full archive of the column online through the HFT website.  Each week we are calling more papers with the goal of contacting newspapers in all 50 states.  If you find Clint’s column in your local paper tell them “thank you”.  If you’d like to get the column in your local paper, contact us.  Also, we’d love to get your comments and feedback on any of the posts you read.

207, 2019

Lay Your Burden Down

There are millions of people carrying such heavy burdens all across our world. They cannot sleep at night and wake up tired. They have regular appointments with their counselors. Their attempts at hobbies and exercise are strategies to find relief. What burden are you carrying? If you want to find the peace you have been searching for, it is found in a person – Jesus. Once He was invited to dinner -[Click on the picture to read the full column]

506, 2019

Four Marks of a True Man

June is Father’s Day month. It’s an opportunity not just to explore fatherhood, but manhood. Read Clint Decker’s column this month entitled, “Four Marks of a True Man.” [Click on the picture for the full column]

205, 2019

Why God? Why?

Do you ever ask God, Why? Why do bad things happen? Here are four things you can do to overcome bitterness and anger when questioning why bad things happen. Read Clint Decker’s May column, Why God? Why? [Click on the picture for the full column]

104, 2019

Easter and the Danger of Religion

“Come on. Let’s go!” Every Sunday morning, including every Easter, since I was three years old all six of our family were rushing out the door to church. In the early years, dad was driving with us, lateron he was already there because he was the pastor.From those toddler years until I was 20, I had been to-and-through everything related to church . . . Read Clint Decker’s April column, Easter and the Danger of Religion. [Click on the picture for the full column]

403, 2019

Homosexuality is Dividing the American Church

According to a religious survey on same sex marriage conducted in 2017, over 60% of Christians who attend more conservative churches oppose it, while nearly 70% of Christians in more liberal churches support it. Conclusion: we have a divided and confused church. Read Clint Decker’s March column on “Homosexuality is Dividing the American Church”. [Click on the picture for the full column]

702, 2019

Choosing to Love and Forgive My Dad

When Clint Decker’ father passed away in November 2017, he had no regrets. Nothing went through his mind that he wished he would have said or done that he did not. He loved him. But his dad’s death culminated a long 26 year journey of forgiveness. In Clint’s February column, he open’s up and tells his story about how he learned to love his dad and accept him as he was, and not as Clint wanted him to be. [Click on the picture to read the February column]