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About bshiveofhope

I have been lead to hold a number of differnt occupations over my working years. Surprisingly, most of which I could have never forcast for myself. They include- Nurse, wife, mother, florist, nana, writer, custodian, and now blogger. With these vocations have come many life experiences. I love catchy words and phrases.They are easy to remember and when shared can be a source of encouragement and hope. The meanings are not new their counterparts can be found in the reliable book of life, the Bible. We were made for community so let's build each other up with hope and encouragment.

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

…where there is life there is possibility and where there is possibility change can occur.                                                    … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

“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.

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 … Continue reading

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Dec.29/21 – Happy New Year!

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 … Continue reading

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Dec.22/21 – Merry Christmas

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 … Continue reading

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

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,  … Continue reading

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

“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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

“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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