I told you yesterday that I am focusing on hope right now. I spent a good portion of my monthly retreat with a concordance and Bible, looking up verses containing my key word. (I enjoyed reading about your key words--thanks for sharing!)
Here are some of the gems I found:
"Those whose hope is in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Romans 5:3-4
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23
*I made my garland with colored rub-on letters, patterned paper scraps, plywood gift tags, and fishing line. I love how it turned out!