My Words

My child
​My words
that
I have given you
whether
written or spoken
that you share
with those around you
and those
you serve
joyfully
whether
listened to
or read
have
the inbuilt ability
to change
and
impact
these lives
forever

T​he words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and
they are life. ​Jesus – (John 6:63​)

Photo: Sunset
Taken at: Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va.

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The Void

Without You Heavenly Father
life has a void.
Thank You Father,
that
as You have filled
the void
in our lives,
today
we ask that
as we serve,
through us,
we will help You fill the void
in those
You are calling,
those You are restoring,
and those
who You love,
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as
you trust in Him. – Romans 15:13 (NIV)

Photo: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, Va.

The Greatest Gifter

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Celebrating the birth of the One who remains the Greatest Gifter: of peace, hope, unconditional love, mercy, forgiveness, and abundant life.
Happy holidays, and Merry Christmas.

Heavenly Father, may we continue to share the good news of the Great Gifter not only at Christmas, but every day of each year, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
John 14:27; Psalm 39:7; John 3:16
Psalm 86:15; Psalm 86:5; John 10:10
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Happy Holidays?

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In a recent online article entitled Holiday Depression, Dr. Richard Boyum states “We generally
think of the holidays as a joyous, happy period. The period of time between Thanksgiving and
New Year’s is a time in American culture for much celebration. People come together to eat, sing,
share gifts, and enjoy the camaraderie of each other’s presence. But there is an increasing body of knowledge that says that the holidays are a period of time that is, for many, stressful at the least and for others, downright depressing.”

This Holiday season, let us be sensitive to those around us who may be
experiencing a time or stress, loss, or depression, and may need a listening ear,
a word of encouragement, a voice of hope, a voice of support, or a voice of prayer.

Heavenly Father, help me to touch lives during this Holiday season,
as Your voice of hope, love, and encouragement, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Photo: Harvest Red Winterberry Holly
Taken at: Norfolk Botanical Garden
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