Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Be Encouraged

Each day is a chance to start over.
One of the most encouraging things about new years, new weeks and new days is the word "new".  


 Even storms bear a message of encouragement for us.
Deep roots make for stronger lives.


Others won't care how much we know until they know how much we care.


You can have fun and still be efficient. In fact, you will be more efficient.
The joy of the Lord is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:10


Look for things to laugh at-- and laugh out loud.
It's Biblical!
A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.
Proverbs 17:22


Closing thought:
Thank the Lord,it is His love that arranges our tomorrows— and we may be certain that whatever tomorrow brings,His love sent it our way.

All quotes either from the Bible or from Charles Swindoll.

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures! On the second one, I love the shadow of the flower. The deep red and pale lavender are gorgeous!

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  2. Thank you so much for these encouraging quotes and gorgeous floral delights!

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  3. The pics are amazing and the comments are soooo true Thankyou for the encouragement and may God Bless you as you bless others with your gift of photography and the willingness to share your gift with others.

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  4. You not only are a wonderful photographer, but you are a wonderful encourager as well. Gorgeous blooms and beautiful truths you have shared here.

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  5. Ruth, beautiful sentiments and beautiful images! I do like flower images!

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  6. Ruth, you are do such encouraging posts. I do enjoy them...

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  7. I love your encouraging words and uplifting thoughts, the beautiful photos blend perfectly with your messages. Thanks so much for being so cheerful and your kind words really mean something to me.

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  8. Dank je wel / thank you so much!
    Aritha

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  9. four down is absolutely gorgeous. love the flowers and the quotes. and we all need encouragement every single day, just to get through life

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  10. This is a very encouraging post, Ruth. And your pictures are beautiful. Diane

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  11. Thank you for the beautiful photos and the wonderful words of encouragement.

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  12. Beautiful photos with very encouraging thoughts.

    Thank you dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

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  13. Beautiful words and pictures. The hymn Because He lives comes to mind.

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  14. excellent application of MACRO. My favorite is #4 with the water drops and fading of the petals to the left.

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  15. These are all beautiful, Ruth. I do especially like that #4 that others have mentioned.

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  16. this was PERFECT for me today ruth, just PERFECT!!! your images are gorgeous!!!

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  17. Thank you, Ruth....Beautiful Words & Beautiful Flowers!

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  18. Beautiful flowers/pictures in this post --but I really really enjoyed your words/quotes. YES---you know how much I love to LAUGH... That is so important.

    It's also true that the storms in our lives can make us stronger --and that it's all about our ROOTS.... We visited 2 of my sons yesterday --and I was so pleased to see them and see how well they are doing... Then of course, Mark marrying Debbie this week is also so special.. These young men have all had storms in their lives --but I'm so proud of how they are doing now. Thanks be to God.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. This is a beautiful post Ruth. Thank you.

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  20. Beautiful photos and wise words to live by.
    Lovely post.
    Connie :)

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  21. the lilacs are so gorgeous!! wish there was smell-o-vision here too. i bet there were great scents. ( ;

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  22. oh ruth, such profound and beautiful words along with the images. each day is a new beginning, a fresh start and an opportunity to be happy and laugh out loud!! your images are beautiful, our lilacs are in bloom right now!!!

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  23. What great color Ruth, the flowers are just blooming down here. Crappie are one of the best tasting fish to eat.

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  24. Beautiful photos, and love the quotes...always liked Chuck Swindoll, too.

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  25. Exemplary words! Beautiful images. What ciuld be more perfect?

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  26. Beautiful, inspiring quotes graced with your glorious photos, dear Ruth.

    Have a blessed week~

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  27. Beautiful photos! I enjoyed you post very much. My devotion this morning was about the "Joy of the Lord is our Strength." This wonderful posting went along well with my Bible reading this morning.

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  28. Beautiful post Ruth...the flowers so beautiful and the words very encouraging. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  29. Hi Ruth, Beautiful flower photos. I strive to get flower photos like yours. And I love the way you incorporate the thoughts. Just an excellent post. Thank you, Ruth, for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog. Hope you have a fine week ahead. Take good care. John

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  30. Beautiful words with beautiful photos!! It is encouraging. The red flowers are my fav

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