Welcome to A Scarlet Cord of Hope, the 2021 advent series of University Fellowship Church Women. The narratives on this page tell how God wove hope from creation to the creche and how He continues to point us to the final fulfillment of hope in the one-day-soon second coming of Jesus Christ. Author Jaime Sherman drew from biblical, Jewish, and historical sources as she penned this series. Scripture is taken from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.
Jaime Sherman is a writer and editor for ufcwomen.blog but most importantly a child of the King of kings, the wife of one amazing man for nearly 20 years, and mama of five girls and one boy. Jaime first began “writing” when she was 9 months old. Holding a pencil correctly and copying the movements of her mama, she scribbled her first lines. Then as a toddler, she mimicked her newspaper reporter grandad and pastor daddy, who often had pens and 3×5 cards at the ready to take notes. At 16, she pursued a future as a newspaper reporter and editor, and while she enjoyed reporting for local papers and teaching writing, her true passion began to unfold in 2006 while studying the life of Abraham and the other patriarchs of faith from Hebrews 11. Strongly influenced by her grandfather’s information-gathering skills, the storytelling of Francine Rivers, and the devotional writing of Ann Voskamp, Jaime now spends quiet moments — and not so quiet moments — each day pouring over biblical, Jewish, and historical accounts to bring the stories of the Bible alive for her sisters in Christ. Her prayer is that you, too, would fall in love with God’s Word but even more so with the One Who gives hope in this sin-scarred world — Jesus Christ.