When the storm clouds pass…

by Jan on August 30, 2011

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain!” ~ Unknown Watching news about Hurricane Irene this weekend, I wondered what people were thinking and what their mood was.  On cue, my (…)

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Impossible Hope?

by Jan on August 26, 2011

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe When I picked up my local paper yesterday, one headline caught my eye: “Families of U.S. hikers imprisoned in Iran (…)

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Perspective is priceless.

by Jan on August 25, 2011

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” - Fredrick Koeing Sunday, after Mother’s Day celebrations, a group of neighbors and I (…)

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Red Suede Rebellion

by Jan on August 19, 2011

This week I impulsively splurged on a pair new red suede pumps. More than that, at the time I had no idea why these red high heels jumped out at me – compelling me to bring them home. As I (…)

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When eagles congregate

by Jan on August 16, 2011

Imagine a clear blue sky suddenly filled with eagles, emerging from trees along a lakeshore, soaring overhead, seemingly by magic. That is what I witnessed. For me it was extraordinary and mystical. I still find it hard to believe it (…)

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Radical Hope – the antidote to uncertainty

by Jan on August 12, 2011

“This is radical hope.  Hope in the face of a firing squad.  Hope in the face of facts, of overriding evidence to the contrary, of having not the slightest clue of how it might be realized, but choosing hope nonetheless.”  - (…)

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Dream, baby dream!

by Jan on August 9, 2011

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but (…)

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Hunger for Hope

by Linda on August 1, 2011

Since I began following HopeOnHope a few months ago, I realize how important hope is in my life. Not only is it important, its impact has become prevalent in my mind and in my everyday actions. I’m also seeing it (…)

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