Tending hopeFinding that glimmer of hopeSeeing each person anewFix and mend more than stuff​

Tending hope

Approaching a much-needed virtue

Finding that glimmer of hope

A retired couple shares how God does not give you something you cannot face

Seeing each person anew

When clients came in for rehab again and again, we initially lacked patience

Fix and mend more than stuff​

Repair Cafés are a worldwide alternative to throwaway culture

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Holding on to hope
What helps us through tough times?

“I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom, for me and you. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world … I hear babies cry, I watch them grow, they’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know … what a wonderful world.” Who doesn’t know this famous song performed by Louis Armstrong? It speaks of hope and optimism. Yet, many people today see an uncertain future, and we all have a lot of reasons to do so: wars, famine, tension in our societies, hardships on a personal level. And yet, are there reasons to be hopeful? Yes. Maybe we have to rediscover what hope really means. Václav Havel (1936–2011), Czech writer and politician, put it this way: “Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”

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Approaching a much-needed virtue

A retired couple shares how God does not give you something you cannot face

Repair Cafés are a worldwide alternative to throwaway culture

When clients came in for rehab again and again, we lacked patience at first