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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.

Oct.11/17 – Just for today adjust to what is and not try to adjust everything to our own desires.

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Oct.4/17 – “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Worldly success is often measured with money, possessions, and status. If you work hard you can be anything you want to be. NOT. You can be the best in the world. NOT. You can be master of your own destiny. … Continue reading

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Sept.27/17 – Many who visit Stratford suffer from bardolatory.

Wonderful Weird Words Wednesday! Bardolatory – defintion – humorous excessive admiration of Shakespeare. Grace to you. B  

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Sept.20/17 – “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start and make a new ending.” – unknown

Image description: the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge at night over the Sault Ste. Marie canal in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Photo source We all fall short. We all have regrets. We all want to end well. Choices. We all have them. … Continue reading

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Sept.13/17 – Just for today I will use disappointment as material for patience.

The Book Tower Building in Detroit at night. Picture source: http://www.rjsbirdphotography.com

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Sept.6/17 – “Prayer is like asking for rain. Faith is like carrying an umbrella.” – unknown

Picture description: a look at the quarter moon on the left and Venus on the right in the night sky. Have you ever been a doubting Thomas? I like the way gotquestions.org tells the story of the disciple Thomas and … Continue reading

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Aug. 23/17- Take time to reset and refuel, quiet your soul above the bustle. – B

The Calgary Tower at dusk in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. You can find hope if your mind is in good repair and not filled with negative unhealthy thoughts. The Good Book has true encouraging words for this. “Finally, Brethren, whatever … Continue reading

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