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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.

Nov. 14/18 – Reputation is made in a moment. Character is built in a lifetime.

“My righteousness I hold and will not let go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.”                                         … Continue reading

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Nov. 7/18: It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. (unknown author)

Where’s our Hope? I looked up the meaning of nice and was surprised to see that in the 13th century it was used to describe foolish, stupid, senseless, careless, among others. Oh yeah, it was a very nice word indeed, … Continue reading

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Oct. 31/18 – A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.

“A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.”                                                     … Continue reading

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Oct.25/17 – Are you around for the study of cereology?

Wonderful Weird Words Wednesday! Cereology – Definition – the study or investigation of crop circles. Grace to you. B

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Oct.17 / 18 – A man is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

“There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.”                                           … Continue reading

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Oct.3/18 – Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”       … Continue reading

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Sept. 26/18 – The heart is happiest when it beats for others.

“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”                                               … Continue reading

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