Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker

good things Sunday Inspiration #25

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When you think about the things that can change your life, you might think of the negative things first like an accident, losing your job, or the news of a loved one becoming ill. But, there’s plenty of room for good things to happen, too.…

refuel your spirit How to Fuel Your Life

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The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future. – Philip Emeagwali If you’re like me, there are some days when life feels like a grind. Deadlines, setbacks and disappointment can zap your energy. When these days come around, it’s good to know there are a few secrets for approaching life with a more positive attitude – no matter what’s happening.…

you deserve to be happy Sunday Inspiration #24

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Happiness isn’t something you have to earn. There’s no status you have to qualify for to be happy. Being happy doesn’t diminish the amount of happiness in the world. You don’t need to feel stingy about how happy you can be.…

simple-things Give Your Heart to Simple Things

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Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Post Update: Mary Beth and I are with our son and daughter-in-law this week as we welcome their beautiful daughter into the world. I thought of this post and wanted to share it again because it’s a reminder that love, family and the simple things are what matter most.

love with purpose Sunday Inspiration #23

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Knowing how someone wants to be loved and then providing that love are two separate things. Sometimes marriages and other relationships end because either one person does not understand how to love or meet the needs of the other; or one partner simply refuses to meet the needs of the other.…

you are a hero Sunday Inspiration #22

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Sometimes you may not take enough credit for what you do. Sometimes you may not consider yourself a hero. After all, heroes are the ones who make the winning catch or charge into a burning house. While these things are heroic, so are the things you do like continually sacrificing your own needs for the benefit of the ones you love and care about in your life.…

facing Goliath Facing Goliath

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Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. – Og Mandino I left home for my 12-day trip on Sunday, Dec. 27. The original plan was to leave on Monday, but with the prediction that Winter Storm Goliath would bring snow and ice to Kansas City on Monday, an early departure seemed prudent.…

ways to love 101 Ways to Love Each Other

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I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. – Calvin & Hobbes Expressing love to our partners, children, family and friends not only strengthens communication it also improves connection and intimacy.…

open your heart Sunday Inspiration #21

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: With so much pain in the world, it can be challenging to hear the words that bring relief, peace and hope. And by filtering so many of the dark, unproductive words before they reach our souls, can leave us unprepared to take in the words that matter most.…

surrender to faith Sunday Inspiration #20

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Your faith is never taken from you – you may just resist it from time-to-time. Your faith is a gift of grace and you get to choose if you want to receive it, or not. You may even want to resist faith because you don’t trust how long it will stay with you.…

make a difference Sunday Inspiration #19

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Tap into the unique gifts you have been given. You can do things no else can. We are put on this earth to make a difference. Maybe it hasn’t happen yet, but one day somebody will need something only you can provide.…