September 21, 2017

Comprehensive Commitment

Two of the definitions for the word separate in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary are “to sever an association” and “become divided or detached”. Based on these two definitions, one of my favorite Scripture passages would read like this: “for I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to sever an association or become divided or detached from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.1
Now, that’s what I call comprehensive commitment!
1. Romans 8:38-39
Photo – Day Lily Lil’ Red Wagon – Norfolk Botanical Garden
Previously posted 07/10/10/02//2/15

August 12, 2017

The Void

without You
Heavenly Father 
life has a void
thank You Father
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
who You love,
In Jesus’ name,

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.
Previously shared with: GraceInside

July 12, 2017


M erciful and gracious.
O ur hope.
N ever leaves or forsakes us.
D wells in us.
A ble to keep us from falling.
Y ou are great and greatly to be praised … worthy our
Lord, to receive glory, honor, and power.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Exodus 34:6; Psalm 71:5; Hebrews 13:15,
Romans 5:8; Jude 1:24; Psalm 145:3; Revelation 4:11 

Photo: Cloud formation
Taken: Downtown, Norfolk, Va.
Previously shared with: GraceInside

June 14, 2017


Busy schedules and time constraints make fast food drive-thru
lanes an easy option for eating choices. However, on occasion, it is
always a treat to enjoy a dine in restaurant experience, being graciously
waited on, surrounded by a varied assortment of delectable and enriching
food items.
Today, according to Scripture, you and I have the opportunity to wait on
our Heavenly Father to be served with, and receive a varied assortment of
items guaranteed to enrich our souls: strength, peace, wisdom, understanding,
and grace. As we are enriched, let us enjoy and share this great variation with those
around us who may be waiting to be enriched..
 Heavenly Father as we wait on and receive from You, we freely give, what
we will receive, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
 “On thee do I wait all the day … Freely ye have received, freely give.”
Psalm 25:5/Matthew 10:8
Photo: Double-crested Cormorant
Taken at: Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va.
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