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Dear Us: Why We Can Give Up on a “Happy Marriage”: 3 Secrets to Grow Something Far Better

D ear Us: So — where along the line did we give up on trying to have a happy marriage? I guess it was when you and I looked long into each other’s eyes and realized: Marriage isn’t about staying happy — marriage is about staying growing. So maybe — tossing that whole sham of always-happiness was good riddance? Happiness-centered marriages implode — because that shifting centre won’t hold. But I’d written down what my therapist said and we keep talking about it over the early caffeine: Any eco...
Tags: Family, Hope, Marriage, Love, Religion, Faith, Listening, Restoring Wonder, Repent, Favourite Resource for Home Goods


‘Pavarotti’ Trailer: Ron Howard Wants to Take You to the Opera

Ron Howard is leaving Star Wars behind and heading to the opera. The filmmaker’s latest is the documentary Pavarotti, focusing on the opera singer who became one of the most successful tenors of all time, Luciano Pavarotti. The doc will feature both classic performances from the late tenor, as well as never-before-seen footage. Watch the Pavarotti trailer below. Pavarotti Trailer In a bit of career whiplashing, Ron Howard’s first Solo: A Star Wars Story follow-up is a documentary about...
Tags: Hope, London, Movies, Documentary, Jay Z, America, Movie Trailers, Jay, Beatles, Ron-Howard, Howard, Pavarotti, Luciano Pavarotti


PSA: Why You’re Not Alone & It’s Never Too Late

Chrystal Evans Hurst was that girl — the girl who struggled with insecurity, anxiety, and comparison. And she used to think that she was the only one — the only woman who felt lost in the middle of her life. She thought no one else struggled like she did to move forward through the messy stuff. She thought everyone else had something she didn’t have that made life a little easier for them to navigate. But what’s she’s found is that we all struggle to some degree in our lives and that the keys t...
Tags: Books, Texas, Hope, Religion, Guest Posts, Faith, Tony Evans, Hershey, Zondervan, Chrystal, Chrystal Evans Hurst


VA Delegate Pauses On Fairfax Impeachment, For Now

Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope (D) will hold off on filing the paperwork to begin impeachment proceedings against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D), saying in a statement on Monday he’s “open to discussions on other avenues that would accomplish the same goals.” But Hope remained steadfast in his calls for Fairfax to resign following the allegations raised on Friday by a second woman who claims Fairfax sexually assaulted her. Hope said he was “absolutely horrified” by the accusations and said he be...
Tags: Hope, News, Senate, Virginia, Fairfax, Patrick Hope, Nicole Lafond, Justin Fairfax


Talk in the Raturday Night Café and the Google search it inspired.

Click to enlarge and clarify...Here's a link to last night's café."Marriage is the death of hope" brings up webpages that purport to quote Woody Allen. I'm dubious. "Marriage is the death of romance" gets me to some boring relationship advice plus the assertion that it's the translation of a Chinese proverb:I'm dubious. It used to be very common to hear characters on TV (often in ads) say "Ancient Chinese wisdom" (in a fake Chinese accent) followed by something in the form of a proverb (almost a...
Tags: Google, Hope, Marriage, Law, China, Atlanta, George Carlin, Paris, Boxing, Theater, Jackson, Woody Allen, Muhammad Ali, Fake, Ali, Evey


When You Need to Hear that You Have it In You to Go a Little Bit Further

Sally, Sarah, and Joy Clarkson are remarkable women who share a remarkable friendship. Sally has spent her life investing the hearts of women through writing and speaking, pouring love and wisdom even as she pours a cup of her favourite Yorkshire Gold tea. Sally always believed that friendship was the foundation of growth, influence, and healing in our lives. It was that love and intentionality that Sally longed to pass to her daughters. Now that Sarah and Joy have emerged as women in their own...
Tags: Books, Hope, Scotland, Religion, Guest Posts, Oxford, Faith, Oxford University, North Sea, Sarah, Joy, University Of St Andrews, Anne, Sally, Sally Clarkson, Green Gables


Four Beliefs That Are Keeping You Immobilized in Your Career and Life

--> If you were suddenly told you were a professional boxer and were expected to get into a ring and fight night after night, you would probably get quite discouraged. At some point, you would probably stop fighting altogether. You would get into the ring and allow yourself to be knocked out, knowing that no matter how hard (and much) you fought you would likely lose. Rather than even fight, you would simply give up. Many people are in a situation in their own lives where they have given up. Aft...
Tags: Hope, Featured, Microsoft, Careers, Harvard, Bill Gates, University Of Chicago, Walt Disney, Martin Seligman, Beliefs, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Seligman, Getting Ahead, Add Post Footer Plugin, Staying Positive, Do Not Be Immobilized


Hope HB.130 prototype teases made-in-UK carbon 29er trail mountain bike

Hope is still best known for durable, UK-made machined alloy components. But adding a new shorter travel HB.130 29er trail bike to their already successful enduro HB.160 is a move to cement their name as a bike maker. Building on the in-house capabilities Hope set up to make carbon bars, seatposts & the HB.160, the […] The post Hope HB.130 prototype teases made-in-UK carbon 29er trail mountain bike appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: UK, Hope, Sport, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Prototypes & Concepts


Zimbabwe dared to hope. Then the military arrived | Fadzayi Mahere

Robert Mugabe is gone, but the army remains at the centre of our political life. Until that changes, the violence won’t stopLike the fleeting blossom of Jacaranda trees in spring, faith in the government of Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has waned, following another round of state violence towards unarmed citizens.A Harare woman wounded in the leg by a close-range gunshot from a soldier’s gun is ferried in a wheelbarrow to seek medical help. Elsewhere in the capital, a young footballe...
Tags: Hope, Protest, Africa, World news, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Harare, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mnangagwa


You Read the News & Know How We Desperately Need It Now: How a Tattooed Roma Gypsy Woman & the Voice of an Angel Showed Me How Hope Can Show Up Now

(Part 1 of this story: How an Abolitionist, Joan of Arc & a Full Moon Taught Me How to Show Up For a Meaningful Life) Part 2: W hen I meet a woman in Bulgaria named Stoyanka, she reaches out to shake my hand, and I catch a glimpse of the tattoo etched up her arm in defiant ink: Hope. If we lose hope for any of us — we lose our own way. These are polarized days and we’ve all been feeling it and I want to tell Stoyanka that I get it: When you’re desperate to not lose hope, you might permanentl...
Tags: Europe, UK, Hope, France, Church, Religion, Poverty, Faith, European Commission, Bulgaria, Roma, Conversations, Joan, Sofia Bulgaria, Unity, Caine


When a Cussing, Drug-Addicted Mom Shows Up at Your Church

I have said many times that books by Scott Sauls should be in the hands of every single Christian without exception. I concur with our friend Christine Caine when she says, “I love everything Scott Sauls writes.” Scott’s latest, Irresistible Faith: Becoming the Kind of Christian the World Can’t Resist is no exception. On a personal note, Scott has become a deeply trusted, unwaveringly faithful friend to my husband and I. When we have hard questions that are wrestling us down, when we need praye...
Tags: Books, Hope, New York City, Religion, Trust, Guest Posts, Faith, Nashville, Humility, Jesus, John, ANN, Christ, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, Abigail


How to Crush Much Anxiety this Year

T here are birds at the feeders, chickadees. What is the answer to much anxiousness? They flit nervous. Oh, yeah — do I get that. I watch the light out in the trees, the way it falls across the walls. Across the calendar and these mushrooming to-do lists and yeah, go ahead, try to remember to breathe. John Calvin and I remember the year we were four. The year I was four, my sister was crushed under the wheels of a truck in our driveway. That’s my first memory, the day Aimee was killed. Fea...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Faith, Fear, Christ, Journaling, Calvin, Aimee, Joshua, John Calvin, Doing Thanks, 1000Gifts, Free Tools, William J Bouwsma


Crazy, Stressed Days Need This Life Plan: A Manifesto to Stay Sane

S o I’m a mess and we’re all failures — at least all the honest of us are. And the truth is, no one ever runs before they take baby steps.  So I scratch down these 25 points, like my own sanity manifesto, and there are a thousand different ways in a thousand seasons to make a life glorify God. I scrawl out mine, which would be different than most wayfarers and sojourners, who knows, but I make a place for it on the fridge and it’s not a law, but a scaffolding for the shaky, struggling days. I d...
Tags: Family, Hope, Religion, Jerusalem, Faith, Jesus, Michael Phelps, Abraham, Vincent Van Gogh, Nehemiah, Free Tools


Weekend Reading

Hello friends! Hope you’re well. I’m a busy bee trying to get three big projects done before I leave for Australia in two weeks, yikes! Much to do! I’m remodeling my daughter’s closet, building some shelves for a kitchen, and finishing my office too, whew. Have you been to Target this week? Their dollar bin section is so good right now, I bought a matte black pitcher, some wire baskets, and cute faux succulents for my office. Definitely check it out! Favorite links from around the web:   The per...
Tags: Crafts, Hope, Australia


Finding Hope in All the Pages of Our Stories

While she was still in Korea, our daughter went to a weekly playgroup with other kids like her, who were in the process of being adopted. When we came to bring her home, the adoption agency that had become part of her regular community gave us a little photo book with a cheerful yellow cover and English words and phrases spread throughout it like, “I love you” and “happy day.” It’s full of pictures of her at playgroup with friends, enjoying Korean snacks and Korean toys. It’s a glimpse of her in...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Heritage, Adoption, Korea, Stories, MSG, Jeremiah, Encouragement


The Obit Page and Hope for 2019

When do we become old enough to scan the obituary pages each day?  My mother has taken to notifying my siblings and myself of pertinent deaths in our hometown.  I’m afraid I may be crossing the threshold where this is expected behavior. I was speaking with a man outside the local grocery store yesterday.  I asked what his hopes were for 2019.  His response:  I just want to hang in there.  I asked if he was OK as there were no obvious physical ailments, and his next response:  it just beats the a...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Hillary Clinton, God, Birmingham, Trump, Pence, SBC, Lottie Moon, William Thornton, Devotional Posts, Annie Armstrong


"[W]hile many German journalists report honestly from this country, going to great lengths to travel and meet ordinary people..."

"... the gun-toting, death-penalty-seeking, racist American nonetheless remains a stock character of much superficial coverage, particularly in left-leaning outlets such as Hamburg-based Der Spiegel. Ugly Americans, and American ugliness, crop up repeatedly in [the fake reporting of Claas Relotius]... [O]n the outskirts of rural Fergus Falls, Minn., a majority of whose voters backed President Trump in 2016, Relotius purportedly found a large sign — 'almost impossible to overlook,' he wrote — rea...
Tags: Hope, Law, Germany, Journalism, United States, Tnr, Hamburg, Trump, New Republic, Charles Lane, Lane, WaPo, Der Spiegel, Fergus Falls, Stephen Glass, Ann Althouse


The Most Important Skill that Your 2019 Really Needs

S pun.  Some guy with a mullet and loud voice had lobbed that one word my way. In all his 1989 wisdom, he had flicked his feathered hair back and snorted over a soggy cheeseburger in our hick town high school cafeteria and said: “Yeah, that girl is right spun.” 2019 dawns here now. And it turns out that the prophet with the mullet has a point: I’m sorta spun – spun out by kids, by demands, by needs, by life. The calendar fills like a pothole in a torrential gulley washer of a downpo...
Tags: Family, Hope, Religion, Faith, Jesus, Christ, Mount Everest, Corinthians, Gratitude, MSG, Christ Jesus, Ignatius, Restoring Wonder, Seeing God, Christ He, Jesus Rest


The Secret to Celebrating Today When You Worry About Tomorrow

Celebrating a new year feels bittersweet for me. I know many welcomed January 1st with confetti, clinking glasses, and shared kisses. Some may have danced, watched Times Square, or cheered with laughter at a friend’s party. And although I lifted a glass of sparkling cider with a smile, a sliver of fear hid just under the surface of my celebration. And behind the fear sat a sober awareness of all that may go wrong in the months and days to come. Call it pessimism or realism, but the reason for my...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Peace, New Year, Worry, Times Square, Encouragement, 2019, NIV Friends


How an Abolitionist, Joan of Arc & a Full Moon Taught Me How to Show Up For a Meaningful Life [Day 1, Part 1]

I n the early dark of the first day of the New Year, I walk fields under the third quarter of a waning crescent moon. Genuine faith always ships genuine hope. And it’s that waning moon in a new year that makes me think of emancipation and what an abolitionist half way around the world told me back in August. How when they pulled the lid off the shipping container in Istanbul, there are 30 bloated bodies of young girls —- and 28 seat drenched girls gasping for one breath of air that isn’t thic...
Tags: Hope, London, Greece, Australia, Religion, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Sydney, Portland, Athens, Switzerland, Dallas, Miami, Selena Gomez


Happy New Year One And All

I find myself looking back over the last year. Boy, has it been a doozie! It’s easy to feel disillusioned by our current state of affairs: Our political system is in shambles, the stock market is crashing, our position around the globe has declined considerably, we’re at a crisis environmentally, and our ruling party doesn’t even believe the environment is in serious trouble; and if that’s not enough to deal with, the evidence-based science which we rely on to provide insight into our medicine/...
Tags: Tea, Hope, World, New Year, Commentary, Gail Thomas


How To Stop All Procrastination: Dear You Trying to Do that Hard Thing in the New Year

D ear Lovely You, who doesn’t want to do that hard thing in the New Year, who doesn’t want to get on the treadmill, or go for a run, or sort through the closets, or tackle the garage, or the piles of paperwork, or the project that’s hanging over you like a ton of bricks, or do that big thing that feels like an impossible thing— okay, yeah, boy, do I hear you. It doesn’t matter a hill of sprouting beans if you’re 9 and stomping your feet or 16 and slamming doors or 40 and distracting on your pho...
Tags: Family, Hope, Religion, Fear, Homemaking, Eucharistic Living, Restoring Wonder, Emmanuel God, Free Tools


Let’s Welcome the New Year with Hope (Here’s Why We Can)

The airport is crowded this morning. As I wait for my flight, I watch the parade of people. Disgruntled teenagers with caps pulled down over their eyes trailing behind determined parents. Bright-eyed couples holding hands with the honeymoon sun still on their faces. A group of grey-headed ladies in pink matching t-shirts laughing and exchanging stories while they sip coffee. I wonder about all of them. Where have they come from? Where are they going? I realize all over again in that moment God k...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Holiday, New Year, Encouragement


The Miracle Story All Your Hopes & Fears Need: The Miracle of the Mop Lady in Bethlehem

I stood in Bethlehem once. There were stars unblinking in their brave hope, right there over that little town of Bethlehem. I’d stood there, my neck craning, for a long time, right outside the Church of the Nativity, looking up with a holy imagination and prayers that deeply know that He’s the realest reality. No matter what any outcome… Hope always still comes. And then I’d finally turned and bent low to walk into the Church of the Nativity — because there is no finding Hope until you humbl...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Christmas, Noah, Faith, Humility, Jesus, God, Christ, Grace, Church Of The Nativity, Bethlehem, Advent, Mary, Cosmos, Himself


When There’s No Happy Hallmark Ending: How to Face Pain

Have you ever looked into the eyes of another woman and known in your deepest soul that she understands pain and suffering unlike most? That’s Lindsey Wheeler — and I love her beyond words. Amid some of the hardest and darkest days of Lindsey’s life, there is an unyielding glimmer of hope. That’s why I asked her to share her story today—because I know many of you are walking a similar road. Her suffering is her own, but her message is for us all. Have a seat on the porch with Lindsey and I toda...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Guest Posts, Adoption, Jesus, Guatemala, Conversations, Chris, Lindsey, Franklin TN, Lindsey Wheeler, Lindsey Lovely


Christ is Still Our Hope, Even in Crisis

The recent revelations are stunning and abhorrent regarding former Cardinal McCarrick, the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation, the sworn testimonies of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, and the worldwide parade of shameful news.  These accusations affect me viscerally.  I am angered, outraged, and profoundly sad. I know two things for certain: 1) It is extremely bad, and we are not done yet—many more dominoes will fall; and 2) the Catholic Church is still the body of Jesus Christ, and it will su...
Tags: Europe, Hope, Featured, Israel, Church, Religion, Pennsylvania, Crisis, Catholic Church, Jesus, Christ, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, PAUL, Judas, Adam


Our Stories Aren’t Meant to Be Hidden

In 2009 God called me to share my abortion story publicly online. When I first felt this call, this unwavering prodding in my spirit, I thought, “No way. I can’t do this. I cannot put this in words in public where my family will see it and other people will see it and . . . it’s just too vulnerable of a thing.” I shared this prodding and my fears with my husband and he said, “If God is calling you to do this, you need to be obedient.” Shoot. I knew. So I did it. I sat at my computer, closed my e...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Healing, David, Stories, Abortion, Jesus, God, Testimony, Encouragement, David the Psalmist, Telling Our Story


The Lies We Believe and the Truths We Need

Susie Larson’s mentor describes her as having an up front ministry with a behind-the-scenes heart. Like me, Susie is an introvert, wired for solitude and reflection. I’ve joined her on her radio show numerous times and found in her a kindred spirit. Susie is also someone who’s battled fiercely for freedom, health, and wholeness. She contends for the things God has promised her and has come through with strength and conviction. Susie’s passion is to see women awakened to the height of their call...
Tags: Books, Hope, Religion, Guest Posts, Fear, Spirit, Jesus, Christ, Kevin, Susie, Susie Larson, Memphis Susie


The Best Last Minute Gift Because Time Is Running Out

Kristen Welch and I are sorta, kinda, soul sisters? As I serve on the board of directors of the ministry Kristen founded, Mercy House Global, I get to see it first hand again and again, what we can all do together to change the world for women, if we say our brave yes.  — and I am all in here with Kristen, with Mercy House Global, and togESTHER — we are the Esther Generation. Called for such a time as this, right where we are, to change the world for our sisters….  I absolutely love this woman ...
Tags: Hope, Love, Religion, Christmas, Poverty, Nepal, United Nations, Kenya, Jesus, Houston, Kristen, Listening, Kristen Welch, Magnolia Texas, Mercy House Global, Myanmar Afghanistan


Picture Books for Christmas that Make Your Heart Sing

Looking for Christmas book gifts that aren’t necessarily festive-themed? Want beautiful stories of the heart that are perfect to share at a time of love, hope and togetherness? Here’s a little mix of brand new picture books that make your heart sing just as much as carollers on your doorstep. Marvin and Marigold: A Stormy … Continue reading Picture Books for Christmas that Make Your Heart Sing The post Picture Books for Christmas that Make Your Heart Sing appeared first on The Boomerang Books ...
Tags: Books, Family, Hope, Holidays, Christmas, Kindness, Marvin, Fear, Silent Night, Australian, Alphabet, Festive, Togetherness, Promise, Hachette Australia, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult