Everyday Inspiration

“Give in to love or live in fear.” – Jonathan Larson Several years ago while travelling on business in New York City, I had the opportunity to see the Broadway musical Rent. Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical tells the story of one year in the life of a group young adults…

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey Sometimes I can get so caught up in the act of living that I forget why I’m living. While it’s important to do what’s necessary; it’s also important to take time to reflect on the life I’m creating.…

Do weekends make you happy? From catching up on your sleep to enjoying a lazy Sunday brunch, weekends offer the chance to step of your routine, do things differently and soak in as much happiness as you can before the new week begins. But doing things that make you feel happy doesn’t have to be…

“Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it.” – Katherine Anne Porter This Saturday, after running the errands, getting the car wash and cutting the grass, Mary Beth and I have a date. But this date won’t be the typical Saturday night out – it’s our 28th wedding…

“You can focus on what’s wrong in your life or you can focus on what’s right.” – Marianne Williamson I’ve been waiting for my tax refund check for over a month now. After calling the Kansas City Department of Revenue (twice!), and being told the “check is in the mail,” I open the mailbox each…

“Prayer is nothing else than a sense of God’s presence” – Brother Lawrence When my brother unexpectedly died, the pain cut a wound deep into my soul. Eric’s death sent me spinning into a dark hole of guilt, shame and fear. Questions like: Why couldn’t I save him?; Why him and not me? and Is…

“No matter how hard the situation is, always believe that something beautiful is going to happen.” – Unknown Every day is a reminder of something beautiful. When your dreams seem scattered and the rain won’t stop, there are still beautiful things that refuse to fade away. They stand strong –waiting to touch your heart with…

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” – St Catherine of Siena What do you burn for? Is it your family, career or a cause? What makes your heart sing? Is it moving closer to your dream? What sparks your inspiration? Is it realizing your purpose or…

“When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best — that is inspiration.” – Robert Bresson Welcome to Everyday Inspiration. My name is Alex Blackwell. For the past four years I’ve been blogging at The BridgeMaker – a faith-based, inspirational blog. I’m excited to have the opportunity…

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Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender and the founding editor of The BridgeMaker - a blog about letting go, faith and inspiration. Be sure to download Alex's free eBook How to Love Consciously and connect with him on Facebook.

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