May 24, 2017

Fragile


live today
laugh today
love today
as our Heavenly Father would
liberally
those around us
who need hope
are depending on it
today
like grass
will soon wither
we are not promised
tomorrow
life is
fragile
live it
liberally
those around us
who need hope
are depending on it

The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a
flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more. – Psalm 103:15-16
Photo: Pampas Grass
Taken at: Norfolk Botanical Garden
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April 19, 2017

Grateful


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
Amen!
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.
Previously shared with:GraceInside

March 23, 2017

Unexpected

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

March 1, 2017

Beauty in the Shadow



It glided quietly through the shadows of approaching sunset,and perched in the overhead branches, almost unseen in the approaching 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.
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