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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.

July 22/21 – Always drink up stream from the herd.

Originally posted on B's Hive of Hope:
Good advice. I have heard it said if you hang out with the pigs, you are going to get dirty. Don’t get caught up with negativity? and gossip. Boundaries. Pray and lift…

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July 22/21 – Always drink up stream from the herd.

Good advice. I have heard it said if you hang out with the pigs, you are going to get dirty. Don’t get caught up with negativity  and gossip. Boundaries. Pray and lift those that are down and dirty with the … Continue reading

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June 23/21 – Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.

You catch more bees with honey, not crap. From experience a gentle spirit can defuse a heated situation. Try it. Use a grace filled response and not pour gas filled words on a flammable situation. The outcome and your blood … Continue reading

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June 16/21 – Life is simple when you plough around a stump.

Sometimes life dictates that you must go through the stump. With prayer God will bring you through and out the other side. You may have a few scratches and blisters but the courage and strength you’ve gained will be invaluable. … Continue reading

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June 9/21 – Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

One mouth two ears. A good listener is a gift of grace. I know it can be difficult to not give  your lip service with an opinion or advice, but most people want to be heard. It’s the best way … Continue reading

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June 2/21 – The best sermons are lived and not preached.

It’s true, actions speak volumes. Put your positives into actions. Peace to you. B. Images: tulips at Stratford City Hall at night.

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May 26/21 – Your fences need to be horse high, pig tight and bull strong.

Boundaries. We all need to develop and have healthy boundaries. It’s a matter of mental health. Be kind to yourself. Peace to you. B Image: tulips in front of Stratford City Hall.

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May 19/21 – We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill

Give freely, you’ll be surprised what you receive. Peace to you. B Image: a swan swims in the Avon River in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

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May 5/21 – The love of a mother is something incalculable, immeasurable, without beginning and with no end.

Happy Mother’s Day! Peace to you. B

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Apr.28/21 -Every path has a few puddles.

We don’t go through this life unscathed. Some more than others. Be kind to one another, you don’t know what their struggles are or have been. Peace to you. B Image: the skyline of Minneapolis, Minnesota reflects on Lake Harriet … Continue reading

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