"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord..."plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hopelifter is Hitting the Shelves Soon

Hopelifter will show you how to offer creative comfort to ease another's pain. 

Available everywhere books are sold August 6, 2013.

Pre-Order your copy today!

Including Amazon, BN.com, christianbook.com, Family Christian Stores, Lifeway, and Berean.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Growing Hope

Hopelifters 4th Annual Mother's Day Hope On Wheels Tour
Honoring women who have lost a child

Have you lost an unborn child, infant, child of any age 
or know someone who has?

Mother's Day is almost here and for many, it is a bittersweet day.  In partnership with Sableswings, I have chartered a luxury bus on Saturday, May 4th and will be taking up to 50 women away for a day of meaningful encouragement.  We will have three bus stops: Chandler, Phoenix, and Anthem.  Women who have lost an unborn child or child of any age will be honored along with the children they lost.  Friends and family are welcome to join them.  Experience heartfelt sharing, a worship experience, women who can relate to your loss, and be renewed and restored in a lush, serene, out of town setting.  

Here's what other women who attended previous tours said:
  • "I came alone and broken.  By the end of the day I had many friends and felt restored."
  • "I loved being with women who understood my loss and lifted me up."
  • "I enjoyed having the freedom to show my son's picture and say his name."
  • "God showed up and used this trip to heal my broken heart."
  • "The setting was beautiful.  I loved being out of town."

To register or to underwrite the $75 cost of a woman to attend or GIVE A SEAT, go to www.hopeonwheels.net

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wear Hope. Share Hope.

I was surprised when the young man working behind the counter at the mail house motioned for me to stay until the others customers left.

" Thank you," he said.

"For what?" I asked.

"For your timely words the last time you came in...and for the bracelet," he said. "I already gave it away to someone else who needed to know that God is bigger than any problem."

As usual we chatted for a few minutes and before I left I handed him another "immeasurably more" bracelet to wear or share.

Looking back, I never dreamed the tape measure bracelets my friend and I had custom made for student's to wear to remind them of the school's theme verse Ephesians 3:20, "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine according to His power at work within you," would expand into a daily way for me to wear and share the hope, that God is bigger.

I've handed out "immeasurably more" bracelets to hundreds of people from random strangers who asked about my bracelet to women sitting next to me at a mammogram or executives on an airplane.

People in need of hope are everywhere. God can and will transform anything in our lives-people, places, possessions, and personal life experiences into hope for others. Be willing to let Him. Wear hope daily through a smile or encouraging word. Invite God to show you how to share hope with someone in need today.

If you need a bracelet, let me know.


Monday, March 12, 2012


Hopelifters' 3rd Annual
Mother's Day Hope on Wheels Tour
For women who have lost children
Saturday, May 5, 2012

Who do you know who has lost an unborn or newly born child or child of any age? Mother's Day is almost here and for many it is a bittersweet day.

On Saturday, May 5 I have chartered a luxury bus and will be taking up to 50 women who've lost children away for the day to Living Water Retreat Center, just 2 hours north of Phoenix. This experience is free to women who've lost children and includes meals, a meaningful program, time to relax, time to connect with God and time with other women who can relate to losing a child. This year’s tour will also feature inspirational poet Hosanna Wong hosannapoetry.com

Here's what women who attended last year's Mother's Day Tour said:
  • "I loved being with women who understood my loss and lifted me up."
  • "I enjoyed having the freedom to show my son's picture and say his name."
  • "I loved the worship experience, time with God and Oak creek."
  • "God used this trip to give me hope for my broken-heart."

Join me in transforming broken hearts. Invite a woman to attend or underwrite the cost of her day. Go to www.hopeonwheels.net for details.

May God fill the bus and transform lives with His power.

Kathe Wunnenberg, Founder
Hopelifters/Hope on Wheels

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy New Year!

What hopes and dreams do you have for 2012?

Is this the year your longing will be fulfilled and your dream will finally become a reality?

Perhaps 2012 is the year you'll cross over and step in hope and freedom or embrace a passion you thought had died. Will a new ministry or relationship be ignited? How exciting to know God DOES have a plan for you and me and His desire is that we trust Him beyond our understanding and live life to the fullest.

Join me and dare to dream this year! Enlarge your vision. See beyond obstacles to opportunities. Invite God to show you where He is at work and be willing to join Him.

This year, Hopelifters will dare to dream and multiply hope to and through the broken-hearted in expanded ways. Join me on Hope on Wheels for a day away with God bus trip, www.hopeonwheels.net or on a weekend retreat for women to dream, grieve, or write.

Plans are moving forward to develop a strategic alliance of like-minded ministries, online resources, and a network of tangible hope including a "hope cottage" in Arizona for women in need of in town time away with God.

I hope to see you and hear how God is fulfilling HIS dream through you!

With Great Expectation,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Need Hope? Receiving It Can Help You Give It!

It's been a long hot summer and I'm ready for change. After my husband unexpectedly lost his job this spring from government spending cuts, I got to add "living on unemployment" and "helping my husband find a new job after 2 decades of having one" to my life resume. I'm happy to report he is working again and I have LOTS of God stories to share.

I am grateful to friends and family who handed out hope to me in practical, tangible ways. Learning to receive during this season has ignited my passion to give hope.

Need Hope? Maybe you've lost your job or know someone who has, or have you lost something else? A relationship? A loved one? Your body or mind? (love those hormones) Your dream for your future? Your peace? Or are you so exhausted from life, from doing so many things, you need a break?

Good news! I have two fall Hope on Wheels bus trips planned for women who need a day away. Get on board with me on Saturday October 22 for A Day of Hope or Saturday December 3 for our 2nd Annual Christmas Tour. Trips are still at no charge... donations welcome or just "pay it forward" for the next woman if you can. Register today! I can't wait to see you!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Welcome to my Hopelifters Blog!

I am so glad you are here! My vision for this blog is to provide hope for the broken-hearted through resources, people, and practical encouragement. Think of my blog as a place to connect.

I hope you'll feel as if you are sitting across the table from me enjoying conversation over coffee. I offer you who I am and what I have experienced , because I believe "we go through what we go through, to help others go through what we went through."

In time, perhaps you will share your story or resources on my blog like my friend Shayla has. She and I met over a broken-heart at a table too. You can meet her in the Resources Section. Thanks to her help, you're reading this blog.

I look forward to connecting and handing out hope to the broken-hearted!

Your Hopelifter,