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I am a creative designer working in Dallas, Texas. It’s what I love to do and I find that I am motivated by the power of graphic design to tell a compelling story. In my daily life as the External Sales Coordinator (graphic designer) for the Book Center at Dallas Theological Seminary the message I communicate is … Read More
I am a creative designer working in Dallas, Texas. It’s what I love to do and I find that I am motivated by the power of graphic design to tell a compelling story. In my daily life as the External Sales Coordinator (graphic designer) for the Book Center at Dallas Theological Seminary the message I communicate is mostly commercial, focused on products and events.

In my private life I get to focus on what I am most passionate about…hope.

To Free Hope is a personal and freelance project I initiated to stay creative in the design world and to stay motivated to work toward providing everyday people with hope and to give them glimpses of what that hope looks like in real life. Read Less
What is: Free Hope?

I work with college students on a weekly…well, pretty much daily basis. If you’ve ever had a conversation with a college student one minute you can be talking about boys or biology lab and the next you’re discussing the reality of God in their lives. It’s a relationship that can only be de… Read More
What is: Free Hope?

I work with college students on a weekly…well, pretty much daily basis. If you’ve ever had a conversation with a college student one minute you can be talking about boys or biology lab and the next you’re discussing the reality of God in their lives. It’s a relationship that can only be described as maddeningly enjoyable. I love it and I hate it and on days when I hate it these students show me the beauty, grace, brilliance, patience, peace and love of Jesus.

Free Hope sprang up from a conversation with a student.

“If everything is ultimately meant for the glory of God, did I get raped for the glory of God?”

It’s a question that takes your breath away. The immediate answer is no. The question that arises next is, “Then why did He allow this to happen?”. That’s when you realize you’ve answered too quickly. You haven’t let it sink in. What you should have been thinking in the 2-3 seconds allotted to you is, “What does God do with our pain and suffering?” Thankfully, in this situation I got bailed out by a good friend. He explained that she wasn’t raped for God’s glory but that God receives glory in the redemption of pain. (I know… more questions.) He told her how God loves her and is the only person who can take her brokenness and pain and redeem it. He painted a picture of God’s justice and about how we see glimpses of God’s final restoration in the lives of everyday people who suffer and find release through faith in Christ. Finally, he explained how our hope in God and his ability to bring restoration to the world is what sustains us. He said, “It gives us something to hold on to”.

She needed to hear the story of redemption that night.

It didn’t take her pain away but it gave her hope.

She needed someone to free hope. Read Less
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