Tag Archive: hope

Nothing is Ever Wasted

That which does not kill me, makes me stronger. ~Frederick Nietzsche What you have experienced, no power on earth can take from you. ~Unknown   As we look back upon our lives it is particularly difficult to acknowledge that challenging seasons or experiences have meaning and purpose.  Our tendency is to try and forget them, […]

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When There is Love

For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour.  What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.  Victor E. Frankl We know all too well that all any of […]

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O’ Holy Night

Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother; And in His name all oppression shall cease. ~O’ Holy Night In this season when Christians around the world celebrate Christmas, we love listening to what is our […]

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Anything mentionable is manageable

“Anything mentionable is manageable.” ~Fred Rogers The tears started streaming down her face.  She said she was sorry.  I could feel her pain. “I can’t believe I did that.  I’m such a screw-up.” “What will people think of me now?” “No one will look at me the same way ever again.”   This conversation and […]

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Not Alone in Our Sadness

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it – always.      Gandhi The news from Connecticut today was devastating, utterly devastating. The […]

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Being Afraid Keeps Us from Shining

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. […]

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ENOUGH!

It isn’t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer.      Pema Chodron  Suffering.  It’s a word in the language that none of us likes to hear; in fact, most of us cringe […]

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Reinforcing a Different Message

The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling as if they are worthwhile.      Fred Rogers   A sense of self-worth. It’s something we all need. It’s something our hearts crave. It’s something that most of us don’t have enough of. We talk with people all […]

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Things aren’t always as they seem

  Things aren’t always as they seem.      Jim Robbins, musician and author   If you ever watch any of the home buyer/home improvement shows on TV there’s a reaction that’s very common in many of the shows.  Invariably, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a prospective home buyer for a new home or a homeowner looking […]

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The Returning Light

If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures.     Ralph Waldo EmersonEvery year, as soon as Halloween is over, our (Michael’s) son Matthew waits for the lights. He’s been doing it for more than a dozen years. As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, as the […]

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