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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.

Sept.11/19 – A critical spirit is like poison ivy – it only takes a little contact to spread its poison.

But avoid wordy and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene.                                         … Continue reading

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Sept.4/19 – The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.

And the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.               Luke 8:15 … Continue reading

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Aug.21/19 – The best way to get the last word is to apologize.

If you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbour’s hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with … Continue reading

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Aug.14/19 – Time is more valuable than money because time is irreplaceable.

“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” –  Ephesians 5:16 Peace to you. B Image: a view of the Wrigley Building at night in Chicago, Illinois.

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Aug.7/19 – Falling down doesn’t make you a failure, but staying down does.

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again…..  – Proverbs 24:16a Peace to you. B Image: the staircase of the historic Rookery Building in Chicago, Illinois.

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July 31/19 – Failure in people is caused more by lack of determination than lack of talent.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.                                         … Continue reading

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July 24/19 – The best bridge between hope and despair is often a good night’s sleep.

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.                             … Continue reading

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