Tag Archives: hope

The Journey of a Thousand Stairs

What is it about stairways? Few inventions (although, arguably, nature thought of them first) are so metaphorical. Say, “Stairway” and people think “to Heaven” before they think of literal stairs. We can’t help but make metaphors out of them. They … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Survive – Live!

“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength.” There are few writers whose words seem to me more relevant to … Continue reading

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Hope is More Virulent than Fear

It was our last “normal” day together. Sunday (after online church, hmm), we ate at a favorite local restaurant (remember those?), and watched a movie at a local theater (remember those?). It was The Invisible Man, an excellent film about … Continue reading

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Faith

I have my doubts about those who have no doubts (there’s a reason it’s called faith). So, why do I believe? Because there’s Someone I trust more than I trust myself.

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How to Hear God’s Voice

Originally posted on Saturated In Seattle:
I hung up the phone and promptly fell into a heap, sobbing uncontrollably. Unable to catch my breath, my mind raced from one tragic event to the next, spiraling deeper into despair with each…

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New Year’s Traditions Around the World

New Year’s traditions vary wildly from culture to culture, although almost all include the Three F’s: food, fun and fireworks. Oh, yeah, and ways to assure good luck in the coming year. Whatever your traditions, may your New Year (and … Continue reading

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The Only Thing That Matters

 “The only thing that matters is faith expressing itself through love.”  ~Galatians 5:6 Love who you can as much as you can for as long as you can ≅

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