Encourage One Another

Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

—1 Thessalonians 5:11

As I was walking down the street, I noticed a single flower coming up underneath a palm tree. 

Did someone intentionally plant it there?

Did a bird drop a seed in this unlikely spot?

It was so strikingly beautiful against the backdrop of gray palm bark, I just had to photograph it. 

It’s bloom added so much to its surroundings. 

Sometimes we find ourselves in a “gray” area, where joy and color are lacking in others. 

Relationship issues, health problems, financial woes…

We can be the bright yellow flower that speaks a word of truth and love as Jesus would have us to. 

We can be the listener that shows concern and empathy. 

We can encourage and build up where there has been discouragement. 

We can help….

In Wisdom


Sunday morning.



Flowers growing by the lake.

A spider was sitting still on one of the flowers.

A type of spider I have never seen before.

A creation of God that I didn’t know existed.

Slender legs, long and flaxen-like.

A sleek, green body the color of a ripened lime.

Two beautiful creations of God, proclaiming silent praise as the work of His hands.

How many are your works, Lord!
    In wisdom you made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.

–Psalm 104:24



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