July 12, 2017

Monday

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

Waiting


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.
Previously shared with : GraceInside

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
Also shared with: GraceInside

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