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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.

Aug. 16 – Just for today do not be a mental loafer, and learn something useful.

If you don’t use it you’ll lose it. Exercise your brain and not only learn something new but share it with someone today! Grace to you. B

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Aug. 9 – “Judge each day not be the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Picture description: an old set of railroad tracks in Buffalo, New York. Source: RJSBird Photography Facebook Site Hope is in planting the seeds. What comes to my mind are children, they are easily influenced. If left to the worldly ways … Continue reading

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Aug. 2 – “You cannot do a kindness too soon for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo: Erieau Lighthouse in Erieau, Ontario Source: http://www.rjsbirdphotography.com I procrastinate at doing some jobs around the house. I put off doing the flower beds, or wait to paint the rusty shed, or tidy the garage. But it probably wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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July 26 – “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” -Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Picture description: the night skyline of Boston, Massachusetts. Source: http://www.rjsbirdphotography.com This quote makes me smile, because I know it to be true. There will always be someone that we find hard to endure or tolerate. Hope is that those who … Continue reading

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July 19 – Just for today fill someone’s emotional tank.

Love is something we do for someone else. According to author Gary Chapman there are five love languages. 1-Words of affirmation 2-Quality time 3-Receiving gifts- not about materialism but knowing someone’s mind 4-Acts of service 5-Physical touch Be a depositor … Continue reading

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July 14 – “The real weapons of mass destruction are the hardened hearts of humanity.” – the late Leonard Cohen

Our heart is our core or focal point, the hub of our human personality. In this life there is unavoidable disappointments and trials. We can make a choice to let them define us, develop a hardened heart, or we can be … Continue reading

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July 5 – “We have two arms. If we hang onto the past, we can’t embrace the future.” – unknown

Woulda, coulda, shoulda, some days these words ring in my ears. Then today this beautiful song filled my head. Hope is…… “Because He lives I can face tomorrow Because He lives all fear is gone Because I know he holds … Continue reading

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