Parachutes of Hope

A wonderful friend sent me the above picture right before Easter. Y’all know of my love for beaches and oceans, and the above picture of a blue lagoon with the ocean in the background makes my mouth drool and mind wander. I want all my friends to have it as a reminder that there are parts of the world that remain unspoiled.

The season after Easter is a time of hope, a time for us all to dream of a bright future. I collect phrases that I find in good writing in every thing I read. I call them my parachutes of hope, and I want to share a few of them with you over the next few weeks. I also hope you will send me in the comments section to the Pew or by email your parachutes of hope. They are those moments or sayings that fill your soul with a warm feelings.

We just spent most of the Lenten season locked in our homes, but if you were like me I would see or hear every day something that made me hopeful, convinced that humanity gets it right despite all the forces that drive us to get it wrong. It is a season to focus on hope. Join me please!




About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Webb, your writings during Lent were wonderful. I found lots to ponder on and did so! Maybe the downtime we experienced during those forty days helped me along the way. Just wanted to say thank you.


  2. Thanks for your reflections. One of the best quotes (parachutes of hope) I have heard during these times is attributed to Corrie Ten Boom: “Never be afraid to trust and unknown future to a known God.” A real life application of Scripture’s many admonitions to “fear not.” Blessings to you.

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