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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.

Dec. 6/17-“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”   – Maya Angelou

We don’t know what others are dealing with so it’s best to error and show grace. Not always an easy task when I often default to selfishness. I’ll always be a work in progress, that’s where my hope lies. Grace … Continue reading

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Nov. 29/17 -“You can never live a perfect day without doing for someone who will never be able to repay you.” – John Wooden

There is satisfaction in doing a good deed. It builds your “thank” account. Even better when no one knows. Pay it forward. Hope is found in those who don’t require accolades for doing the right thing. Grace to you. B

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Nov. 22/17 – Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it everyday.

It’s like learning something new! Embrace our differences, it’s what makes the world go round. Grace to you. B Photo Description: the Empire State Plaza and New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. Source: http://www.rjsbirdphotography.com

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Nov.15/17 – “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Where there is  hope you’ll find courage. Grace to you. B Photo description: the skyline of Albany, New York at sunset. Source: RJSBird Photography

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Nov.8/17 – “Sometimes the only means of transportation is a leap of faith.” – Guideposts reader Susan J. Decuir

“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”- Heb. 11: 1 Faith cannot be purchased, or sold or given as a gift. Faith is a gift from God. Faith is not believing without evidence. … Continue reading

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Oct.18/17 – “First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.” -Thomas Kempis

Thomas Kempis 1380-1471 Thomas was a author and scribe who devoted his life to public ministry. He copied the Bible no fewer than four times and one of the copies is preserved at Darmstadt, Germany. He is best known for … Continue reading

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