HopeNet Radio is on iTunes!

HopeNet Radio is on iTunes!

It’s official! You can get HopeNet Radio in your Podcast app on iOS devices and on iTunes! Of course, you’ll always be able to listen to past shows right here on our website as well as subscribe via RSS to just the podcast or every post on our website. Please make sure to share the show with your friends, coworkers, family, neighbors and pretty much everybody. As always, we’d love to talk about things that matter to you. Connect with us and let us know what topics, trends, news articles or questions we should cover on HopeNet Radio and you might just get a shoutout.


How do I subscribe?


Open iTunes (Download)
In the menu bar, click ‘Store’ > ‘Home’
Search “HopeNet Radio” (“hopenet radio” works, too.)
Click on the HopeNet Radio podcast.
Click “Subscribe” below the #HNR picture.


Open Podcasts app (Download)
Tap ‘Store’
Search “HopeNet Radio” (“hopenet radio” works, too.)
Click on the HopeNet Radio podcast.
Click “Subscribe”

Suicide A Cause for Concern in Brown County

Suicide A Cause for Concern in Brown County

Over the past 4 years, over 100 brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, moms, dads, friends, coworkers and loved ones have complete suicide.


to be exact.

This year, we’re proud to step into a more active role with the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention. Together, we can save lives from destructive lifestyles and suicide.

If you need to talk, there’s a coach waiting to talk to you.

Tragedy in Connecticut. A personal response.

Today, families are lost for answers as news spreads about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Here’s just one of the thousands of stories on the events from today.

So many emotions and thoughts roll through my mind as I try to make sense of this. Almost 30 lives are lost today. 30 families that will never be the same. 11 days before Christmas. Just gone. It all seems so hopeless. I feel so helpless. Emergency workers and first responders with images so ingrained in their minds that may never be healed.

Tragedies of this magnitude are impossible to understand.

So we try to make sense and express how we feel. Anger. Pain. Grief. Anxiety. All of these are normal human emotions that we experience. It shakes us to our core with a sense that all is hopeless.

Romans 12:21 says, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

That seems so impossible to do right now. When a man is shaken to his core, his true character comes out. We must not be overcome by evil. Therefore, we must choose the path to forgiveness and to healing. We must pray for this community. We are stronger together.

And believe that there is hope when all seems hopeless.

How are you handling the news of this tragedy? Has it affected you today? There’s a LIVE COACH waiting to talk to you right now.

Giving Thanks.

This Thanksgiving weekend marks the 5th anniversary after losing a classmate, neighbor and childhood friend too early in life. I still remember going to his funeral and seeing many that I graduated high school with asking the same question, “Why?” There are still no answers today just as it was back then. And for thousands of families who have lost a loved one during the holiday seasons, this time of year can be especially difficult.

While many families are celebrating and sharing in laughter and joy around the dinner table, there are those who feel numb with little or no joy. This year, reach out to a friend or family member that you know who needs to know somebody cares. If you have lost a loved one recently, know that you’re not alone. No one can take that pain away, but no one should have to walk alone. And know that  you can talk to someone who cares when emotions are overwhelming.

There’s hope. There’s help. You’re never alone.

Finding Purpose Through Service

There’s nothing more inspiring than driving somewhere and noticing a bunch of teens doing some kind of community service project. Today, it was a crew from the Alive In You Service Camps working at the Volunteer Center in Green Bay. According to their crew leader, Teri, about 450 teens from across the country came to spend a week in Northeast Wisconsin doing community service projects in Green Bay. At night, they attend their conference at Xavier High School in Appleton. Teri’s crew of about 10, from Brainerd, MN, was painting and doing some grounds-keeping today. Next time you drive past the Volunteer Center, just remember that it was someone like you who made a difference.

If you’ve been struggling to find purpose in life, look no further than offering a helping hand to someone who needs it. Go on a missions trip. Or just look outside your front door. Somebody needs you today.

Here are some links of ways to start making a difference today:

7 Simple Ways to Meet Big Needs (Relevant Magazine)