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Hope

March 26, 2009
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Easter Basket

It snowed last night. But I think Spring is coming…I’ve been putting things out here and there to help me feel like it!

Speaking of hope, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the situations developing in our world, and trying to keep a positive outlook on the future. I read this passage by Benjamin Franklin last week, and wanted to share it here, because I believe it is a profound and powerful statement:

“We stand at the crossroads, each minute, each hour, each day, making choices. We choose the thoughts we allow ourselves to think, the passions we allow ourselves to feel, and the actions we allow ourselves to perform. Each choice is made in the context of whatever value system we’ve selected to govern our lives. In selecting that value system, we are, in a very real way, making the most important choice we will ever make…

“Since the foundation of all happiness is thinking rightly, and since correct action is dependent on correct opinion, we cannot be too careful in choosing the value system we allow to govern our thoughts and actions.

“And to know that God governs in the affairs of men, that he hears and answers prayers, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him, is indeed, a powerful regulator of human conduct.”

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