My chosen ones
the delicate blending
of my creation is proof
it makes no difference
how often you do what
you do
or how good you are
at what you do
My companionship
and blending
it will never
​My ​grace
​My ​

others flourish
as we serve

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

Photo: Cat Whiskers ​Plant
Taken at: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, Va.
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to live to see
another day
to appreciate
its worth
to anticipate
what each minute holds
as we share its value
with expectant lives
around us
floods our hearts
with gratitude
and grace
thank You
Heavenly Father

I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning … I will tell
of all the marvelous things You have done. Psalm 59:16/Psalm 9:1

Photo: Sunrise
Ocean Front, Virginia Beach, Va.
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Canada Goose & Kildeer Plover (F) - 04182013 - MT -101_0057
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.
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Beauty In The Shadows

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


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
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