Wednesday, November 09, 2011

thought for today...

My counsel for you is simple and straightforward:
 Just go ahead with what you've been given.
 You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him.
 You're deeply rooted in him. 
You're well constructed upon him. 
You know your way around the faith. 
Now do what you've been taught.
 School's out; quit studying the subject and start living it! 
And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.
Colossians 2:6-7
The Message

This photo was taken in Springfield, a Mennonite community, here in Belize.  As we drove through there last Sunday afternoon we came upon these flowers growing wild near the side of the road.  I knew they would make a beautiful background for a scripture.  Especially for this time of year.  As we get closer to Thanksgiving let us remember that giving thanks can be a way of life and not just a day on the calendar. Count your blessings throughout the day...the big and the small...and you will be surprised by the joys you will experience as you pay attention to the gifts from Him that are present all around you.

 May we truly let our living spill over into thanksgiving!


  1. beautiful picture, beautiful message....thankful for wise words from other believers!

  2. Anonymous3:07 PM

    amen.. such a beautiful message.. :)

  3. This is a beautiful passage! And you take the most prettiest pictures!

  4. beautiful~ my heart is so full of thankfulness and gratitude...i'm just sorry it took so many trials to get me here! =)


  5. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Beautiful photo, and yes, we all need to live in the moment so we can be thankful at all times. ~Lori

  6. I have never read this passage in this version; I love it! Thanks for sharing it today; it is perfect!

  7. Amen!! Great word too...

    Hope you have a blessed Sunday♥

  8. I love this translation - living spill over in joy! Thanks for encouraging my heart!

  9. I love the contrast of purple/green in the photo. Great scripture too!