Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 42

The Most Important Life Lesson The Most Important Life Lesson

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In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back (Charlie Brown). – Charles Schulz The sun is rising a little later and setting a little earlier now. Autumn’s waning days tell me that December is on its way. Christmas will be here soon and after Christmas, a new year.…

How Blogs Can Change Your Life How Blogs Can Change Your Life

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A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list. – Unknown I don’t know whether you’re a blog writer or not, but you’re definitely a blog reader. This might be the very first blog post you’ve ever read.…

What Do You Stand For?

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A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. – Malcolm X Inspiration has a way of finding us when we least expect it. I had the opportunity to visit a unique inner city high school recently. The school, part of the Cristo Rey network, teaches more than math and science – it teaches what hope looks like to about 300 students who want just one chance to be successful.…

What Hope Really Means What Hope Really Means

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Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. – Dalai Lama Editor’s note: The following is short fiction, but the lesson is true. The overnight janitor hitched up his pants after standing.
Pulling his ball cap closer to his eyes, he walked to the center of the cavernous hallway.…

How to Create Positive Well-Being How to Create Positive Well-Being

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It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing. – Marcia Weider When it comes to enjoying life and maintaining a positive outlook, it’s important to take an active approach.…

You are Free You Are Free

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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. – Lewis B. Smedes Our prisons are built one brick at a time. Each brick represents a painful moment, a damaging word, or a self-limiting belief.…

14 Beautiful Ways to Find Serenity amid the Chaos 14 Ways to Find Serenity Amid the Chaos

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Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm. – Author Unknown Our lives are lived at full speed. It can feel like there’s no slow motion option, no slow lanes where we can knock down the speed for a little while and no timeouts to use – it’s just life played at the speed of sound.…

How Fear Serves You How Fear Serves You

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. – Marianne Williamson Fear is all around us and part of our daily existence. We are bombarded by fear messages in our conversations, the media, advertisements, and global conditions.…

Bite Sized Pieces of Change Bite Sized Pieces of Change

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Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever. – Keri Russell I love autumn. After a long hot summer in Kansas City, this year’s parade of colors is both beautiful and appreciated. It’s amazing to watch nature because it knows when to do things differently.…