⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The Hebrew word for “hope” is amazing.⠀ ⠀ Whether you know it or not, when the sun comes up to start a new day, you make a choice—to live with hope or be weighed down with worry. I know what it’s like to choose the later, without even realizing it. If today you’re facing family problems, sickness, financial pressure, school or work stress, or any one of million other concerns, it can feel like you’re carrying a heavy load from the moment you wake up. You want to live with hope, but fear and worry get in the way … am I right?⠀ ⠀ Pastor @GregLaurie describes this tension like this; “What happens with worry is that our hopes pull us in one direction while our fears pull us in another. When you worry about the future, you cripple yourself in the present.” When worry is weighing you down, it can be easy to lose hope.⠀ ⠀ When this happens to me, I focus on the Hebrew word for “hope,” which is “tikvah”, that comes from a root meaning to twist strands of rope together to make a tool capable of holding a heavy load securely. You don’t have to struggle with the load you’re carrying, because biblical hope comes from knowing God will help carry your burdens today (Psalm 68:19), and will sustain you (Psalm 55:22). Hope comes from knowing God will give you the ability to endure and cope with the trails of life that are weighing you down.⠀ And hope comes comes from know the community that reads these posts will pray with you, and for you today.⠀ ⠀ Tell us how can we pray for you here, or click the link in the bio to join our personal @EchoPrayer app feed.⠀ •⠀ "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." — Romans 15:13⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ #morning#sunrise_and_sunsets #bibleverseoftheday#sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #scriptureoftheday
HAPPY EASTER!! No caption can ever do this day justice. But I’m so thankful for my incredible Savior! And the love he has for me. Learning to love and live like Him each new day has me stoked!! These days, come rain or shine, THANK YOU GOD for it all! ❤️ He is RISEN!!
It’s time to become who you are truly meant to be. ✨✨ But that means you probably just went through an extremely difficult time. Because without that pain, would you really be pushing yourself into a new life? It’s human nature to stay in your comfort zone. It is the way our brains are made. They are made to take the path of least resistance....but if you can force your thought pattern into something new, creativity and new life has begun. So push yourself a little harder because your new life begins with just one new thought that is different from the rest. The pain is just apart of the journey. 🖤 . . . . #wanderlust#wander#interiordesigner#interiordesign#color#colorconsultant#growth#inspire#nomad#wanderer#growingpains#homedecor#designer
I’m grateful that I got to spend a large chunk of my time off outside this past weekend ⛰🙏☀️ . I am also grateful for how much of this beautiful earth I’ve been blessed to see. My goal for the rest of the year is to take more vacations, aka travel more. Also, to do my part to take better care of our Mother. I use my hydro flask every day to reduce my use of plastic bottles, but I definitely buy way too many things wrapped or packaged in plastic when I go to the store (although I do bring my own grocery bags!) so that’s something I’m trying to work on doing less. . Also, working in a hospital, it’s disgusting how much plastic we use here. I like to think maybe one day I could change that (I’ll keep brainstorming) but for now I’ll do my individual part, at work and at home 💚 #reducereuserecycle#earthday#jetsetjetta#grateful#onestepatatime . Thanks for the sweet pic @mazzstar26 #thisismylifenow#weouthere
A flock of whimsical 8 foot tall flamingos. Steel sculpture by Mark Castator which received some overdue maintainance. Several of the wire birds had broken off at the base after many years of swaying in the wind and being shaken by children who love to walk through them. With a little welding the three wayward birds have now returned to the group. #steelsculpture#birdsofafeather#flamingo#yardart#calderesque#sculpturegarden#artworks