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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.

Sept.12/18 – He that throws dirt loses ground.

“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.”                                             … Continue reading

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Sept.5/18 – Contentment isn’t getting what we want but being satisfied with what we have.

Sometimes I find this difficult with all the social bombardment of advertisements. Telling us what we need and what we should have to be complete and happy. It’s a temporary best thing till the next best thing. It’s a choice … Continue reading

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Aug.29/18 – If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything!

“…if you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.”   – Isaiah 7:9b (NIV) Peace to you. B Picture: evening view of the city hall in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

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Aug.22/18 – Never pass up a chance to keep your mouth shut.

“Even a fool when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” – Proverbs 17:28 This is something I need to work on consciously, sometimes my mouth is in … Continue reading

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Aug.15/18 – Just for today let me use praise as material for humility.

Peace to you. B Photo: the entrance inside the historic Fisher Building in Detroit, Michigan. Source: RJSBird PhotographyRJSBird Photography

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Aug.8/18 – The bridge you burn now may be the one you later have to cross.

“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”  – Romans 12:18 Peace to you. B Image: the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Aug. 1/18 – Your temper is like fire. It gets very destructive when it gets out of control.

“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.”                                         … Continue reading

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