Have Hope; Will Travel

with Katie Axelson

{Nine} How to Encounter God

how to encounter God

Sometimes it’s hard to have a quiet time. Here are some suggestions to help you encounter God.

{Eight} It’s Hard to Look Like Jesus

Jesus was rejected

Sometimes we pray that we want to live like Jesus, and we forget that Jesus was rejected. Jesus didn’t call us to do what makes us happy.

{Seven} You Look Like Hope

What does it look like to live like Jesus in my life right now? What could it look like?

{Six} Detour in the Journey


If Christmas and Easter are the only things that matter and Jesus only came to die for our sins, He could have been killed with all of the other little baby boys. Instead He taught us how to live.

{Five} Hope in a New Journey

This week we don’t just end another year. We end a decade. That’s a lot of time to recount and reflect on.
In this episode of Have Hope; Will Travel, let’s reflect and look forward together.

{Four} Sammi Sudit

Masada, Israel

The world gets a little smaller when we spend time with people who are different than we are. Join me as we talk about Hanukkah with my Jewish friend Sammi Sudit. Sammi also shares what it’s like to be Jewish in December.

{Three} Surprised in the Journey

Fields Near Bethlehem

I doubt the shepherds were expecting middle of the night visitors. Luke says they were greatly afraid. Yet they way they chose to react even in their fear is a model for us what it looks like to become more like Christ. Podcast Highlights: What do I do with the information I now know? What […]

{Two} Lost in the Journey

It’s easy to experience Christmas on autopilot because it’s so familiar. Instead, let’s take a step back and look at the story from a new perspective: where is God when you’re lost? If you’ve ever felt abandoned or misled by God, you’re in good company. This episode is for you.

{One} Anna R. Bolch

Anna helps us prepare our hearts as we become more like Jesus through practice. She takes overwhelming and sometimes complex spiritual practices and breaks them down into simple things we can do in our everyday lives by selecting the discipline that makes the most sense for our needs in this season.


Welcome to Have Hope; Will Travel. I’m your host, Katie Axelson. We are always traveling somewhere. To work. From school. To another country. Back home. A lot of life is viewed through the glass windows of cars, busses, and airplanes. We travel through seasons of life. Seasons of joy, seasons of peace, seasons of pain, […]