The Seed of Hope

A gift for tomorrow


My intention, my purpose, my prayer in launching this site is that it will be a source of inspiration and enlightenment for anyone who visits. It is meant for everyone visiting these pages and allowing me to share my thoughts with them. And you will see that most of what I have to share is about my faith, or more specifically my relationship with God. And my relationship with Christ.


So what am I offering?


Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m not trying to save your soul; I’ll leave that up the pastors, priests, ministers, and reverends of the world. And I’ll leave that up to you. I don’t believe that anyone on this earth, other than me, can save my soul; well there was one man that made salvation possible, but it’s been a long time since Christ was here.  I believe that it is through Him that my soul will be saved.


I’m not here to instruct you on how to be a Christian (I'll try to show you through my actions), how to be a good person (I believe that we all know the difference between right and wrong in our hearts), how to get to heaven (you may not believe in it), how to love God (love can’t be taught), or why you have to read the Bible (but I'll tell you that it is THE Word).


Another good friend of mine, Kris (who has a website of his own….actually two sites) asked me to best describe The Seed of Hope using one word, i.e. faith, business, inspiration, etc. It had been his experience that a site with a clearly defined “purpose” is more likely to be successful, as it can be identified with and fueled by a specific market. After hearing Kris’s advice, and being a believer in the adage “experience is the best teacher”, I attempted to come up with one word for what The Seed has to offer…..




No, I didn’t invent a new word! Take a closer look….what you are seeing is life with God in it (God being the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). That’s it; life with God in it is what The Seed of Hope is all about. I want to share my life, past and present, with you. I want to tell you about my life before I turned 53 and the incredible change that has occurred since I began this walk with Christ. I want to share with you what I’ve learned about believing in God, believing in yourself, and how the two go hand in hand. I want to talk to you about religion and spirituality, and the difference between the two. We’ll talk about fear, and all the negatives that fear brings into our lives. We'll talk about as a Christian.


Within these pages I will tell you everything there is about me; my hopes, my dreams, my good traits, and my bad ones; I’ll leave no stone unturned. I’ll tell you what I feel about things, how I feel about things, and how I choose to live my life. Hopefully you will find inspiration and hope in what I have to give to you. You can take what you want, and leave the rest.


So what’s the purpose of this sharing? Do I believe that the world needs to know about Sam Maniscalco? Or that I possess some nuggets of truth that no one else has? Do you think that I’m seeking my “fifteen minutes of fame”, or under the illusion that I know-it-all? The answer to the questions is No, No, and No.


Actually, it’s all about purpose, as in finding the purpose in one’s life. There are several books on the topic. Probably the most widely read of these is Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life. If you question why you’re here, or what your role in life is, I suggest that you invest the time to seek what Mr. Warren has to offer.


I believe that my purpose in life, my reason for being here, is to help others by helping them to know God, using the gift of communication with which I have been blessed. I believe that The Seed of Hope is one of the vehicles that I am to use in sharing this gift. I have also come to the realization that if you believe in heaven or a ‘hereafter’, life is not just about our ultimate destination; it’s about the journey! If we can walk through life with our eyes fixed on spending eternity with God, all the while being thankful and joyful for what we have today, how can we ask for more?


I’m inviting you to take this journey with me; I’ll gladly tell you where I’ve been, but only God knows where we go from here.


"You are the light of the world. a city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before me, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16

The changes that I have made in my life, in my world, but most importantly my walk with Christ, has resulted in a heightened state of love, happiness, satisfaction, and peace of mind, which has consequently altered the course of my destiny. It is my blessing, my privilege, and my honor to share all that I have with all that will listen.


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