Faith & Inspiraton | The BridgeMaker - Part 20

leave-the-world-a-little-better How to Leave the World a Little Better

by Alex Blackwell on

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson

Christians believe St. Peter, who was one of the 12 original Disciples of Christ, stands in front of the gates to heaven and is charged with the responsibility of announcing, upon our deaths, who is entering heaven and who is not.…

Accept a Compliment How to Accept a Compliment with Humility

by Kenneth Vogt on

I can live for two months on a good compliment. – Mark Twain

We all long to be appreciated. Every day we put in a hard slog, whether it be at work or in the home. Maybe it’s both.

Unnumbered tasks get completed, often as unnoticed as they are unremarkable.…

Change 9 Truths about Change

by Alex Blackwell on

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer

Life can be unpredictable and can often disappoint when it does not follow our plan. Jobs are lost; relationships end and some people die too soon.…

humble to learn from A Child Are You Humble Enough to Learn from a Child?

by Kenneth Vogt on

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. – Sigmund Freud

It is a common thing for us to look to our superiors, our elders, and the credentialed when we hope to learn something new.…

Daisy flower Finding Healing

by Alex Blackwell on

God is closest to those with broken hearts. – Jewish Saying

Life is standing still for the families of Sandy Hook. Friday night plans of Cub Scout meetings, sleep overs and Christmas parties didn’t happen. The unexplainable happened instead. And it happened so quickly; so viciously, that it took the breath, and spirit, out of a community, and out of a nation.…

hero Why You’re a Hero

by Bobbi Emel on

We are the hero of our own story. – Mary McCarthy

You’re in the middle of a setback. You’re struggling and feeling like you’re not getting anywhere. There are times when you just want to give up.

Did you know that you’re a hero?…

lasting love What Makes Love Last

by Alex Blackwell on

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle

After a particularly hard day, Mary Beth turned down the world’s noise to give me a chance to talk about what was bothering me. She sensed I was hurting and then provided the care needed.…

thankful heart A Thankful Heart (Free Book Giveaway)

by Alex Blackwell on

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. – G.B. Stern

The holiday season has arrived in my part of the world. From Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day, many Americans will turn their attention to gathering with family, exchanging gifts and sharing the season’s spirit.…