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About bshiveofhope

I have worn different hats and travelled down many bunny trails in life- custodian, writer, florist, grandma, community nurse, mom, wife, Jesus Girl. With these vocations have come many stories and life experiences that I want to share with you. They're not all warm and fuzzy, and are sprinkled with humility, and sadness. That's life. We were made for community so let's build each other up with hope and encouragment.

Apr. 25/18 – Life can only be understood by looking backward, but it must be lived by looking forward. – unknown

But Jesus said to him,  ” No one, after putting his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”                               … Continue reading

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Apr. 18/18 – Just for today use stress as material for perserverance.

I know for most of us it is easier said than done. Remember if used in a favourable sense it can be a win win for everyone. Peace to you. Image: Downtown Chicago as view from the roof of the … Continue reading

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Apr.11/18 – He who is waiting for something to turn up might start with his own shirt sleeves. – unknown

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”  Proverbs 14:23 (NIV) Peace to you. B Photo: A mural at the Eastern Market district in Detroit, Michigan.

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Apr. 4 /18 – Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life. -unknown

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”     -Galatians 5:22 (NAS) Peace to you. B Image: the skyline of Chicago, Illinois at night.

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Mar.28/18 – “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” – Janine di Giovanni

In His Own Words blog, Renewal: The Spirit of Easter, Billy Graham says it best with – “This is a mystery that is beyond all comprehension, and yet gloriously true.” Love that. Peace to you. B Image description: the skyline … Continue reading

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Mar.21/18 – The best way to get even is to forget.

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”   … Continue reading

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Mar.14/18 – It isn’t hard to make a mountain out of a molehill. Just add a little dirt.

“Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.”                                               … Continue reading

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