Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 52

step-out-of-the-rush-and-into-your-own-life Step Out of the Rush and Into Your Own Life

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Slow down you’re doing fine. You can’t be everything you want to be before your time. – Billy Joel Before you can step out of the rush and into your own life, you must first see that while anxious, hurried feelings often lend a temporary sense of self-importance, these same racing emotions actually rob you of the power you need to be self-commanding.…

How Will You Serve Today?

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It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Article written by Alex Blackwell. Connect with me on Facebook. General Motors declared bankruptcy last week.…

love-comes-again Love Comes Again

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The following article is an account of Mary Beth’s surgery. With sincere and heartfelt gratitude, I would like to thank my family and friends, both met and unmet, and friends known and unknown, for the support, prayers and comfort offered during this time.…

Sometimes the Sound of Hoofbeats are from Zebras

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If all I had was one last prayer I’d pray it because I know You’re always listening. – Casting Crowns A number of medical schools teach their students this adage, “When you hear hoofbeats think horses, not zebras.” The meaning is clear: When confronted with a set of complex symptoms consider the simplest or most obvious cause first.…

how-to-keep-your-faith-strong Built to Last: How to Keep Your Faith Strong

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Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. – Mary McLeod Bethune My son Brandon and I took in a baseball game recently. Like always, a night at the ballpark recharged my batteries and allowed me to relax and shift my attention from the challenges that are ahead of my family right now and to simply relax and do nothing for three hours.…

14-timeless-ways-to-live-a-happy-life1 14 Timeless Ways to Live a Happy Life

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Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius How we achieve happiness can be different for each one of us. Our passions, expectations, life experiences, and even our personalities all contribute to the level of happiness we experience in our lives.…

what-are-the-words-to-your-life-song What are the Words to Your Life Song?

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Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin Article written by Alex Blackwell. Connect with me on Facebook. There is a special song meant just for you and one intended only for me. No one else is experiencing what I am experiencing nor does anyone else think, feel or love like me; or like you.…

The New Color of Romance

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The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart. – Anne Dillard Article written by Alex Blackwell. Connect with me on Facebook. Red is the classic color of love. It conveys passion and heat. At Valentine’s Day, boxes of red candy and red roses are the tools of choice for some men who are looking to ignite a romantic response.…

everyone-deserves-a-second-chance Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

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We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. – Harrison Ford Wednesday, April 8, 2009
My mother died today. Her body finally gave up. It had enough. My mother’s liver, exhausted from working so hard to filter the toxins she put there, finally reached its limit.…