Five-Minute Friday: Hope

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul…”

My heart has been filled with much hope this last week…

hope my new eating program really does help me return to a lower weight for the sake of my health

hope my husband’s campaign to become a state representative is fruitful as it would bring him such joy

hope for my friend who just had her first child this week.

There’s been a great deal of tragedy in the news. As a former reporter, I know that is a great deal of what makes news, but tragedy in such great quantities is overwhelming. Long after the thirty-second soundbite, it has been the thought of these children, the innocent shot or victimized for no reason. And it is then I lose a bit of my hope in humanity.

I read a haunting line this week – “Dear God, please do not throw me away.”

And the hope within, believe God does not do that. Somehow, in the big picture this all connects and makes sense in some beautiful harmonic way. at least that is the hope I cling to in the darker moments to light up the shadows.


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