Jan.26/22 – Where there is hope there is life.

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…where there is life there is possibility and where there is possibility change can occur.                                                                                                                                        – Jesse Jackson

Peace to you.

B

Image: the Lights On Stratford Festival.

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Jan.19/22 – Even from a dark night songs of beauty can be born.

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Strive to find the positive in daily living. It may take some effort but it’s possible. If I’d known then what I know now.  Living is an forever life lesson, and the real trial is remembering and learning from every test. Keep studying.

Peace to you.

B

Image: Shakespearean Gardens during Lights On Stratford festival in 2021.

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Jan.12/22 – You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth.

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“Let every man be swift to hear; slow to speak, slow to wrath.”      James 1:19b

Reminding myself, i have TWO ears and one mouth. Use them wisely.

Peace to you.

B

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Jan.5/22 – A grateful heart is the mainspring of happiness.

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Watch over your heart with all diligence. For from it flows the springs of life. Put away your deceitful mouth and put devious speech far from you.                Proverbs 4:23-24

What I allow to affect my heart influences everything in my life. Guard your heart and be grateful.

Peace to to you.

B

Image: winter scenes in Stratford, Ontario.

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Dec.29/21 – Happy New Year!

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Making New Year’s resolutions goes back to Babylonian times, some 3000 years. There is something about setting a fresh start. I am reminded to not only set a plan for my physical well being but just as important is my spiritual well being. We need to have a healthy practical plan for whole being.

Peace to you.

B

Image: Holiday fireworks in downtown Buffalo, New York.

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Dec.22/21 – Merry Christmas

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O holy Child of Bethlehem! Descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin and enter in; Be born in us today.

Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.

Blessings.

B

Image: The Christmas nativity light display at the Festival of Northern Lights in Owen Sound, Ontario.

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Dec.15/21 – Laughter is the music of the heart.

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I grew up with laughter in my home and developed a sense of humour. It often provided relief in many stressful situations. Finding a more lighthearted pause can help break a tense moment. The timing and appropriate response is important,  and not to be at the expense of others.

Remember God gave us a full set of emotions and the ability to laugh.

Peace to you.

B

Image: a family enjoys walking through Victoria Park in London, Ontario at night during the holiday season.

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Dec.8/21 – Choices are the hinges of destiny.

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“I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.” Psalms 119:30

My previous pastor has a favourite saying that is easy for me to remember. “Remember the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Love it. He is referring to keeping our life Bible based, so when in doubt pray for discernment and use the bible as a trusted resource.

Peace to you.

B

Image: the Christmas Lights at Victoria Park in London, Ontario.

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Dec.4/21 – Praise in public, criticize in private.

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Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Good rule of thumb for your workplace, family, and strangers. For myself it’s best to give some thought and pray about the situation of criticism. Sometimes i just need to forgive and let go. I don’t need to give an opinion unless I’m asked. That can be tough.

Peace to you.

B

Image: The Christmas lights at Victoria Park in London, Ontario.

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Nov.24/21 – It takes a good person to give advice tactfully, but a better person to accept it graciously.

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“But a wise man listens to advice.” – Proverbs 12: 15

If feeling doubtful, pray for discernment and then listen.

Peace to you.

B

Image: Fall in the Crescentwood neighborhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canad

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