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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.

Mar.3/21 – Pick your friends, but not to pieces.

“A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.”– Proverbs 25:18 Like my mom used to say, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. Words of … Continue reading

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Feb.25/21 -True faith and courage are like a kite – an opposing wind raises it higher.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.                … Continue reading

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Feb.19/21 – The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone solve his.

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.                                                … Continue reading

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Feb.10/21 – A closed heart can only be opened from the inside.

….I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in……                                          … Continue reading

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Feb.3/21 – Learn to speak kind words……nobody resents them.

“Let your conversations be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” – Colossians 4:6 Peace to you. B

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Jan.27/21 – Freedom is no the right to do as you please, but the liberty to do as you ought.

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32 Peace to you. B Image: Lensball at the Lights on Stratford festival at Tom Patterson Island.

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Jan.20/21 – A good rule on the road of life: When you meet temptation, keep to the right.

Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. ….turn from it and go on your way.                              … Continue reading

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Jan.13/21 – Let the honour of your neighbour be as dear to you as your own.

Respect. Respect. Respect. Lord, keep me from unkind words and unkind silences. For Christ’s sake. Amen. Peace to you. B Image: the City Hall building in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Jan.6/21 – It’s the little things in life that determine the big things.

Doing what feels like small insignificant daily living  can add up to mindful memorable events in life. Some of the most delightful memories for myself were not planned. It’s the people that make it worthwhile. “Thou hast been faithful over … Continue reading

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Happy Better Brand New Year!

Peace to you. B Image: the Stratford Festival Theatre at sunset.

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