Whenever you pray, EXPECT to be answered! All God needs is faith the size of a mustard seed.
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." - Mark 11:24
With our beautiful Bride.. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:3-13
I used to have such fear of the end of things -- end of a favorite song, amazing vacation, friendship, a beautiful sunset. But I'm trying to learn that every end brings with it something new and often, there is such beauty if I can only practice being there through the end rather than jump ahead to the next thing, trying to avoid "feeling" the end. .
Saying goodbye to Israel and our amazing trip here with this sunset. It's sad to leave, but our ❤️s are full. Until next time! #livefully
Yesterday, I was sitting in our lobby beside a small round table with this bouquet in the center waiting for my wife Allie and our dog Mimi Paige. I saw many residents who did not notice the luscious main flower arrangement and the smaller ones that make our entrance space more elegant. Those tenants are young and always in a hurry with a better place to go than where they are right now. Heads raised, charging forward, eager professionals on the rise.
I remember those days of wine and roses, promotions, manuscripts written and handed to publishers. Expatriate days spent doing work in countries far away. Deadlines met, worlds to conquer, goals well in hand.
I remember also the words of my finest mentor, my elderly grandmother, a farm woman with gnarled hands. "Flowers have a purpose, Cate. Always take time to notice them. They are here today but will be gone tomorrow." -Cathie Lyons. #flowers#flowerlovers#floral#floraldesign#floralphotography#callalily#garden#gardning#elegance#beauty#solitude#meditation#soulful#streetphotography#joyfulness#thankfulness#iphonephotography#iphonephoto#iphone7plus
"You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance." - Psalms 65:11
I have been pushing myself to resonate in thankfulness lately. Trust me, it's not easy to do when things are falling apart around you. I wake up most days feeling empty and heartbroken, angry that the world has taken so much from me. But through the pain and suffering, there is still such great joy to be celebrated. This life is a gift, and the experiences and storms we face are part of strengthening the foundation He has created in us. When I find the strength to look past the sadness and the loss, I remember the bounty that I have been blessed with. After sharing my story yesterday, I was in complete awe of the outpouring of love and support that followed. I cannot thank everyone enough for the encouragement and kind words - I read every single like, comment, message, and text multiple times and I am just SO thankful for each and every bit of love.
This chapter in my life is the hardest I've ever faced, but it is shaping me and growing me into the woman I was designed to be. And for that I am so thankful. We reap what we sow, so I will continue to plant seeds of kindness, love, and encouragement even in the face of evil, in hopes of having a fruitful harvest in the chapters to come ahead.
Film Scan: @prophotoconnection .
"Sharise, Why are you so Happy all the time?"
My response:: "Ummm, because life used to suck" lol
I'm smiling because I'm Strong!! I've proven to myself that "I GOT THIS". Real talk::
I read the writing on the wall.
I acknowledged it & saw it coming, but it was too late. However, Perfect timing to Venture onto the path I was foreseeing anyway!! Letting my wings soar because what's behind me isn't moving forward with me :) Some things come into your life for a season- trust and believe that when the Seasons CHANGE-- you will too.
Change is AMAZING!
Accepting CHANGE is where it's at!
If you're not CHANGING how are you GROWING?
Cheers to that, 💃🏻💃🏻 in a plastic cup full of wine. 😃😂
I was on Suria channel just now at manja program. It's about my brisk walking help me to overcome my diabetes. Looking back how the brisk walk started from Shaykh Mahy Cisse advising me to do more exercise and Dr Tahir suggested to me to brisk walk. Alhamdulilah I thank Allah for the muribbi he send me not only take care of my akhirah. Shaykh mahy guide me to know how akhirah is like is how we take our path to Allah seriously which is to deal with our nafs.
#GRATITUDE - Thankful to find beauty in unexpected places. This morning I noticed these beautiful 🌼🌼 in my garden. They grew from the weeds. Take time to appreciate the beauty hidden in the weeds. ✌🏽#kightspiration
Dnes.. dnes se všechno změní... Naše společné 3 roky byly legendární.. Zažili jsme toho neskutečně moc, spoustu srandy, vtípků, bolesti, pádů, jídla, jídla znovu, pláče, modřin, hlášek.. no fakt moc!! Bude mi chybět tvoje máma, olivy, "this is main kostel", tak určitě..., MÍTÁTOJ, člověci, kebab s ananasem, ananas na pizze..atd
No bude to fakt těžké a divné je nemít blízko sebe.. Děkuji Bohu, za úžasné bratry, nejen v Kristu, které mi dal.. Bylo to obrovské požehnání a stále je.. I když je mezi námi momentálně oceán a několik dalších kilometrů, několik měsíců, které nebudeme trávit společně..pořád je to obrovské požehnání.. Diky za skvělý čas tady v ČR, za moji lásku k Bohu..kterou mám díky Vám.. Mám vás ráda bráchové.. Chybíte mi.. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Day 5: I'm thankful to have roots deep enough where I live right now to be out around town and run into people I know (even when that means we identify one another and kind of sneak by because we are in a theatre). I have not had to do it much, but I have experienced being completely new to a community and building every single contact from the ground up. It takes a while to know people and for people to know you. Sometimes it is exhausting and you think you'll never get past a hundred "get to know you" phases in new relationships. It is worth it, but it takes effort and courage. Sometimes it's really lonely. If you're there right now, keep your head up.
Thankful tonight to be in a location and season of life where someone other than God knows my name. It probably sounds dramatic to most of us, but it shouldn't be taken for granted. #thankfulness#countyourblessings#givethanksinallthings
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." -Melody Beattie
We all spend too much time focusing on the wrong things in people. If we instead focused on the fact that we are all interconnected by beating hearts and the desire to love and be loved, well, the world would be a lot brighter.
Cannot help it, this creativity is blooming like the vegetable in the garden, like the summerwind by the sea, like the Spirit in me... Being thankful for being alive🙏😘 #photography#fineart I call this peace of art 'Swedish woods' and I am in love with it. #nature#thankfulness
• celebrating my sweet Nicco's birthday • Lola and her zest for life • zucchini plants • a good cry • date night!!! • baby babbles • no bake cheesecake • a rainy day • sleepovers • my funny husband • #tenthingsthankfultuesday
The fastest way to kill something beautiful is to compare it to something else. Don't miss the gifts that are right in front of you today, because you are too busy looking at what someone else has. Constantly be practicing the art of thankfulness and gratitude no matter where you are at in life. Thanks for the stunning image @mountain.stories #bethatwoman#bethat