Sunday, February 27, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

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"Man With His Bible Praying!"
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Jesus is More Than Enough
by Jack Graham, PowerPoint Ministries 

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
--John 14:1

Almost everyone believes in God. I think even people who claim to be atheists and agnostics secretly believe in their hearts that there is a God.

But Jesus said it’s not enough just to believe in a God out there somewhere, but to “believe also in me.” To believe in God is to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

When we face the impossibilities of life as the disciples were facing in John chapter 14, that’s the time to hang on in faith and to hope on in faith.

Whatever you may be dealing with, be it financial reversals, domestic problems, family tragedies, or physical illness, no matter the darkness of your night, that’s the time to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

When you’ve got nothing else but Jesus, I assure you, he is enough and more than enough!

WHEN WE FACE THE IMPOSSIBILITIES OF LIFE, THAT’S THE TIME TO HANG ON IN FAITH AND TO HOPE ON IN FAITH.

To learn more about God's Plan for your life, please visit PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham, New Life in Christ.

Devotion used by written permission of PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography


 "And, he was was seated
on the throne said,
"Behold, I am making
all things new."
Also he said,
"write this down,
for these words are
trustworthy and true."

- Revelation 21:5

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

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"Dock Under Cloudy Sky in Front of Mountain"

Is God Not Enough?
By Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding

"Truly God is good to Israel, to such as are pure in heart." - Psalm 73:1

Asaph, the author of Psalm 73, started his psalm by talking about the purity of a person’s heart and the goodness of God. Then he says, But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped.(Psalm 73:2).

He thought when he got right with God, he wouldn’t have any more troubles. Then reality hit. Verses 13-14 say, “Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence. For all day long I have been plagued, And chastened every morning.” He said, “I got right with God and I still have problems!” He had a false expectation that the Bible doesn’t give. Christians are not due preferential treatment.

Some of you have lost your fortune, lost your job, some of you have even lost your family. I want to ask you, is God enough?

If in the midst of this you can say, “God is enough,” I’ll tell you one thing you’ve done: you’ve shut the devil’s mouth. The devil says, “Well, he only serves you because of those good things you’ve done for him. You’ve bought him off with blessings.” God says, “No, he just loves me for who I am, not because of the blessings I’ve given him.” The presence of God is enough even in our trials.

For more from Love Worth Finding and Pastor Adrian Rogers and to learn about salvation, please visit Love Worth Finding - Assurance of Salvation.

Devotion used by written permission of Love Worth Finding.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography

"Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace."

- Helen Howarth Lemmel
"Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
 

"The true measure of
God's love
is that He lives
without measure."

- Anonymous

I found this quote online somewhere, don't remember where, but it got my attention. It is a quote that is hard for me to completely fathom, though I have been a Christian most of my life. I've seen God's Love firsthand as He did so many things in the lives of friends, family. and myself. 

However, I have to say that as a human, like you are too, I make a lot of mistakes. Some of them are worse than others in my opinion. When I find myself making a mistake that I think is bad, I wonder how in the world could God love me, much less forgive me. Yet, He does. Every single time. 

If you are thinking there is no way God would forgive or love you, you are far from the truth. He loves you unconditionally. All you have to do is pray to Jesus for forgiveness. Please visit Peace With God to learn more about God's Love. 

Make this Valentine's Day an extra special day by discovering God's Love.

"And may you have the power to understand, 
as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, 
and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, 
though it is too great to understand fully.
Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life 
and power that comes from God."

 - Ephesians 3:18-19

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Nature Photography! "Early Fall in the Shenandoah!"

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"Early Fall in the Shenandoah!"
(C) 2021, Allen Pearson Photography

With snow in the forecast for this weekend again, and a few friends looking forward to warmer weather like I am, I thought I share a photo created last fall. 
 
Please visit my photography work at Allen Pearson Photography and Fine Art America.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

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"A Business Man"
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels


Working Wholeheartedly
by Os Hillman, TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1

"In everything that he undertook in the service of God's temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.

- 2 Chronicles 31:21

Hezekiah was a godly king. He was also a very talented businessman and builder. He was responsible for many noteworthy projects that are described in detail in the Old Testament. We discover from the passage above that King Hezekiah had two major attributes that contributed to his success and prosperity: He sought God, and he worked wholeheartedly upholding God's laws.

Godly success involves a partnership between you and God. Success in God's economy means achieving the purpose for which God made you. That purpose can never be discovered without seeking Him with a whole heart. You may achieve great things without seeking God, but you will never achieve the things God set out for you to achieve without seeking Him. Unless you seek Him, you may find yourself one day climbing to the top of the ladder only to find it leaning against the wrong wall.

What does it mean to seek God? It means creating time to sit before His throne in quiet places. It means reading His Word in order to know Him more intimately. It means developing an ear to hear His voice so that we know when to turn to the right or to the left. God desires to know you.

Are you willing to take the time to know Him? If so, you can be sure He will guide you into those things that will bring success to every aspect of your life.

Devotion used by written permission of TGIF Today God is First, Marketplace Leaders.

To learn how to take the time to know God, please visit Peace with God.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

My Photography on Flickr: Railroad Photography

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
"Norfolk Southern Coming Through Belvoir, VA"
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography

One of my favorite images of railroading that I created is this one of "Norfolk Southern Coming Through Belvoir, VA." I just started learning to photograph trains while out with a friend when this train came around the bend. It allowed me to incorporate a natural background with the huge locomotive coming up a hill. 

For those who enjoy railroading, railfanning, and viewing railroad photography, I have started creating galleries on Flickr. I've designed the galleries by locations such as Elkhart, Indiana or Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA (though it is still in the works.) I hope you enjoy them.

Should you be interested in purchasing products of my images, please contact me at allenpearsonphotography@gmail.com