Faith & Inspiraton | The BridgeMaker - Part 5

you get to decide Sunday Inspiration #3

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter how harshly you have been judged or what other people think is true about you, you get to decide who you are. You get to take all that life has given you and turn it into something beautiful that has been created especially for you.…

write your story Write Your Own Story

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Today’s Inspiration: Every day you have the opportunity to change your life. You can claim your power and write your story – your life – however you choose by making choices that resonate with your soul and fill your heart with love.…

learn from failure Fail Well: Lessons Learned from Failure

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It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates

I’ve failed more times than I can remember.

From being a lousy husband, to an inattentive father, to a short-cut seeking employee, it’s fair to say I’ve failed thousands of times – if not a lot more.…

Failure quote Sunday Inspiration #2

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Failure is something we try to avoid. But the truth is behind every success is failure – either one big failure or a series of failures like J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, was living on public assistance when her book was rejected more than 12 times before it was published.…

soul comes alive Come Alive

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Today’s Inspiration: When you pursue the things that fill you with happiness, satisfaction and love then your soul comes alive. So, chase the things you love. Chase your passion and watch the world come alive around you.

Don’t ask what the world needs.…

A soul on fire Soul on Fire

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The most powerful force on earth is the human soul on fire. – Ferdinand Foch

I’m back.

I could blame my absence on a busy work schedule or wanting some downtime while on vacation. But I know myself better than that.…

have patience Sunday Inspiration #1

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: No matter how dark the world may feel sometimes, take comfort in knowing God has a plan for your life greater than you can imagine. So, trade anxiety for peace and give up fear for hope. Better days are coming.…

five-electrifying-ways-to-unplug-and-actually-connect Five Ways to Unplug and Connect

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As we get past our material wants and instant gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves, as well as to others. – Judith Wright

I have two laptop computers, a smart phone, four email accounts, a Twitter and a Facebook profile, an iPhone 6, four television sets and a blog.…

keep your faith alive What Keeps Your Faith Alive?

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We are twice armed if we fight with faith. – Plato

Some days the bad news rushes over you like a storm surge from a high tide. Rescue feels hopeless. Disaster seems certain.

The ISIS threat – earthquakes – a rising murder rate – things are getting blacker; it’s as if the world is spinning out of control and faith has died.…

dangerous word The Most Dangerous Word

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi


Tomorrow is the most dangerous word.

When we make the choice to put something off until tomorrow, we are missing the opportunity to live fully in the present; to live in the here and now; to live this day.…

makes you want to holler What Makes You Wanna Holler?

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Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. – Mother Teresa of Calcutta

I grew up in North Carolina, the most beautiful state in the southern United Sates.

No disrespect intended to my southern brothers and sisters, but the Tar Heel state is simply breath taking.…