Tag Archives: hope

Eternal Dreams

Featured Blogger: Golnaran My featured blogger this week is Golnaran, a wonderfully distinctive artist and sometime poet who I’ve had the pleasure of following since early on (her blog site launched two weeks before mine did in 2014). I’m not … Continue reading

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Loss Teaches Us How to Live

Photo by Tetyana Kovrina (pexels.com) Thought for the Week “Nothing can truly be taken from us. There is nothing to lose. Inner peace begins when we stop saying, ‘I have lost it,’ and instead say, ‘It has been returned to … Continue reading

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Unity, Not Conformity

Unity is far superior to conformity. Conformity suppresses individual traits and strengths. Unity embraces them, and in so doing helps all of us to go higher, run faster, and be stronger — together. In the spirit of the Olympics… “Though … Continue reading

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Why?

Photo: Daily Mail When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Why? Why do we need … Continue reading

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The Reason for Your Hope

Photo by Lina Trochez “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ≅

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Learn…and Move On

I’m on location shooting a film this week, so my posts will be short but (hopefully) sweet. Thought for the Week If we are wise (and if we are not, no advice will help us) we will learn not to … Continue reading

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God’s Faithfulness

Originally posted on Unshakable Hope:
A month before Bill went to heaven, he sent me an email.? The top line read: “If I go home: Don’t think for a minute that God failed us!? You know how faithful God has…

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Can We Reverse Our “Wing Flaps”?

Photo by Nathan Dumlao Thought for the Week I find the butterfly effect intriguing: the idea that the mere flap of a butterfly’s wing in, say, Nebraska could start a chain reaction leading to a tsunami in Sr Lanka. The point … Continue reading

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The Dawn From on High

Photo credit: Fenced Ranch at Sunrise On this date 45 years ago a sunrise like no other broke upon me. From that time forth I began to learn who I really was, why I was here, and where–or rather to Whom–I … Continue reading

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A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

Originally posted on The Victor Negro:
The Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to grow. The seed is planted, watered and fertilised every day but it doesn’t break out of the ground till after five years. Once it breaks through…

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