Author's details

Name: Jeff Raymond
Date registered: July 31, 2013

Latest posts

  1. How Ms. Hughes Rescued Rodney — November 11, 2013
  2. Michael Cusick & Transformative Grace — November 2, 2013
  3. Tree Limbs & Stormy Assignments — October 30, 2013
  4. The Wall: A Hopeless Situation? — October 13, 2013
  5. When David’s Dream Went AWOL — October 9, 2013

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Aug 29

Broken Heroics

The other day, my friend Chris and I met up with a group of men who were not faking it.  Coming together to share some of their biggest problems, these men were putting it on the line that hope may be an option. I was excited for the meeting, as I knew several of the …

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Aug 27

Risky Information

Photo Credit: Jeff Raymond via Sketch Guru

It feels like the biggest risk I can take.  I carry the regret of my failure, the weak place in my life that I wish would just go away. It reminds me of how I always felt like my life just seemed to exist on the margins.  While everyone else seems to have it together, …

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Aug 05

taking shape

Hi, my name is Jeff.  Raw Real Hope is a new blog that is still taking shape.  I am very excited about what is to come! This past week, I began the process of transferring from Blogger to WordPress.  Now, the layout and design are under construction, with an eye toward what will best serve …

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Jul 31


There are moments when life comes at us with circumstances that circumvent the best we’ve dreamed for our lives.   A painful let down.  The unexpected set back.  Lingering doubt.  An inescapable lie.  The broken relationship.  We try our best to rebound and escape the unwanted detour we didn’t plan. But then the set back lingers, the pain …

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May 30

yet to be born

About a month ago, I purchased the domain with a vision for a place where the raw realities and stories of life could be shared in a real way, with real, transcendent hope making all the difference. Right now, this site is still in a formative state.  While focused on my day job, and …

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