Together

My chosen ones
the delicate blending
of my creation is proof
that
it makes no difference
how often you do what
you do
or how good you are
at what you do
without
My companionship
and blending
it will never
produce
​My ​grace
or
​My ​
beauty

others flourish
as we serve
together

For apart from me you can do nothing.- John 15:5

Photo: Cat Whiskers ​Plant
Taken at: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, Va.
Previously shared with: GraceInside

Unexpected

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My focus was to photograph the Canada Goose quietly resting in the mid-afternoon sun. It was after
downloading the photo, I noticed the tiny Killdeer Plover, standing almost in front of the Goose. Its presence added much more meaning to picture than I had expected.
Often in our day, a tiny bit of support, encouragement or Christ like love extended to those around us could
add much more meaning to their life picture than we,
or they are expecting.
Heavenly Father, to be a source of unexpected meaning to
lives around us, we are grateful, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Photo: Canada Goose and Killdeer Plover
Taken at: Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va.
Previously shared with:GraceInside

Beauty In The Shadows

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It glided quietly through the shadows of approaching sunset,
and perched in the overhead branches, almost unseen in
the twilight. But, nothing could conceal its beauty.
Today’s busyness: appointments, schedule changes,
quick decisions, traffic backups, overseeing projects, technology
malfunctions, may have the possibility to conceal the beauty
placed by the Great Creator in us, and around us. May our
prayer be …
Heavenly Father, in the midst of the busyness of
today, let nothing close our eyes to Your beauty,
in Jesus’ name, Amen

Love

Love
The greatest symbol of love the world will ever see.
The greatest demonstration of love the world will ever need.
The greatest commitment of love you or I will ever make.
The greatest gift of love you or I will ever share.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Heavenly Father, during this season of love, we are reminded
of Your great love, and for it, we are truly grateful, in Jesus’
name, Amen.

Image by: Pexels
Song: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Isaacs Watts
Previously shared with: GraceInside

Caution

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The following may pose a serious threat when moving into 2017:
Fear … Doubt … Unforgiveness.
These have been known for their destructive effects on victorious living. It is highly recommended to avoid at all cost if planning to experience a successful and productive New Year. Immediate information about how to evade any of the above safely and quickly, is referenced in pages of The Abundant Life Enrichment Manual ~ The Holy Scriptures. Further support may also be obtained by connecting with a Bible believing church. 
May you experience New Year – life more abundantly.
In Jesus name,
Amen!
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Joshua 1:9; Luke 24:38; Matthew 6:15; John 10:10