Hope :: When Peace is Possible

Merriam-Webster describes peace as “freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions”. I agree. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still negative events in or aspects to our lives. It doesn’t mean we never have “disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions”. I know we wish that was the case. It would make life much moreContinue reading “Hope :: When Peace is Possible”

Weekend Whispers :: Jeremiah 1:4-8

The LORD gave me this message: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”“O Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”The LORD replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for youContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Jeremiah 1:4-8”

Weekend Whispers :: Isaiah 40:28-31

Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and youngContinue reading “Weekend Whispers :: Isaiah 40:28-31”

Hope :: When it Rains…

I feel like most of this summer has been rain, lots of thunderstorms, and just a few “sunshiny” days. As I write this, it’s pouring rain outside and has done so all day long. There’s an old adage that says, “When it rains it pours…” It’s in reference to the storms of life, and IContinue reading “Hope :: When it Rains…”

Hope :: Things Change

Hello, beautiful readers! I know I’ve written a similar post before, but I honestly figure it’s never a bad idea to talk about change. For me, a lot is changing very quickly. In less than a month, I’m moving to Boston to begin my Master’s Degree in Publishing and Writing. I’ll have a new apartmentContinue reading “Hope :: Things Change”

Hope :: Seek the Light

Images like the one that graces this post are my signs for hope. I realize there’s a scientific explanation for them. There is for all things, really. However, Somebody had to design the universe for these scientific phenomena to be possible, in my personal opinion. Anyway, I digress. As I said, those sun rays areContinue reading “Hope :: Seek the Light”

Hope :: Do Your Best

Now, reading that title, you might think I’m going to sit here and say, “Unless you’re doing everything perfectly, it’s not good enough.” Absolutely not. First of all, it’s impossible to be perfect. I strove for many years to come as close as possible. I fell short constantly and it left me feeling broken andContinue reading “Hope :: Do Your Best”

Hope :: What Breaks Your Heart?

I’d first like to start with an apology for my lack of blog posts last week. I have no excuse, except that time just seemed to get away from me! Today, I wanted to focus on what I shared with my Tikvah video last week. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, in additionContinue reading “Hope :: What Breaks Your Heart?”

Hope :: Selfishness vs. Self-Respect

The following words are not words that I came up with. I read them and felt the need to share them here with you. selfishness is putting the wants of yourself over the needs of others self-respect is putting the needs of yourself over the wants of others one is disregarding others, one is takingContinue reading “Hope :: Selfishness vs. Self-Respect”