Inspired Quotes and Stories

Waiting for the Wind

These words are true. Sometimes we think we can do it all on our own, but we need to wait for the wind. Read this story for more...

My nephew's 10 year old son came for a visit one hot, July weekend. I was enticing him to stay inside by joining him in a Nintendo game. After being mercilessly defeated by a more experienced player, I suggested that we relax awhile. I collapsed into my favorite recliner to let my neck muscles relax and my ego recover from such a beating. He had slipped out of the roo and I was catching a few relished moments of peace and quite...[.]

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    TEXTS: Romans 3:21; Colossians 1:13, 14 WORD STUDY: The word “inheritance” found in (Colossians 1:12) literally means, “lot”, “portion” or “a person’s share”. The Greek term is {Gr: klēros} which has several meanings, also from where we get the word “Clergy” which means “in Charge”.  But focusing on our …Read More »

  • It was Norman Cousines who stated that the capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life
  • As a registered Christian Counsellor and psychotherapist, I have been trained to provide help to the traumatized
  • When I lost my father, and the following month my father-in-law also passed on, I found myself asking so many unanswerable questions
  • I passed through these same stages when I first received the news of my father passing on to the other side of eternity
  • I went through the trauma and I am better off in many ways because of the experiences, but there are millions of people in the world seeking for hope
  • Hope Alive is a project that came out of my own painful experiences
  • Hope Alive Daily Devotional is designed to provide you with daily words of hope and inspiration that is targeted to your situation at the right time

You are welcome to Hope Alive!
Dr Godwin Ude


Everybody has a next step, including a place to belong, a chance to make a difference
and a way to grow on your spiritual journey.



Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life



My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and of power

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Every change is traceable to a charge. There is no change occurring by chance. Situations and circumstance in your life may remain just as you want it.



Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!.



The mind is undoubtedly the most active site in a man's life


Understanding the Legality of Believers’ Authority

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (KJV) 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Recently, I was watching a veteran preacher proclaim the Word of God in one of his TV programs. He was his usual self; very weak in words and appearance. He will pass for a subdued employee in need of some form of assistance. I over-heard someone in the room asking; "How could this man command this level of respect and followership even with his inablity to preach very well?" The secret is that this man is not only Spirit-filled, he is also Spirit-led in everything he does.


Dr. Godwin Ude is a certified Psychotherapist and Clinical Counsellor with Canadian Associations: Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellors (CCCC); and Diplomate Certified Psychotherapist and Counsellors (D-CPC) of Evangelical Order of Certified Pastoral Counsellors of America ( EOCPC). Effective counselling is expected to lead the client towards freedom from the causative factors that predisposed him or her to the condition or case in question.


Pacific Bible Institute is an international Bible school established to bridge the gap that exists between sound biblical understanding and the passion for service within the Christian/Biblical education context. The challenges that come with active Christian ministry often makes it difficult for those who are called into ministry to pursue structured training in higher Christian education while still actively involved in ministry.


As a Christian Scholar practitioner with research experiences from University of Oxford, England and Library of Congress Washington USA; couples with over 30+ years of intensive ministry as Youth Pastor, Sunday School Superintendent, Cross-cultural missionary team leader, serial church planter, pastor, teacher, certified counsellor, social researcher, author, speaker and gifted transformational leadership coach;

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