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Pamela Manners

Jesus lover. Prayer Warrior. Wife, mom, skywatcher, rainbow chaser, photographer, cancer survivor. Like my java light, my chocolate dark.

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This was an interactive mural my niece took part in during last night's #artallnight festival, put together by a group against gun violence. So how ironic that THIS year's art festival will be remembered for the violence & deadly shootings that took place there very early this morning, causing those in charge of Art All Night to cancel the remainder of the event today. I've been watching this closely on all the news stations since 6:00 a.m., as well as the press conference that was held over an hour ago. Details were somewhat vague; lots of speculation; no concise info on what sparked it in the first place. It's been reported that one of the shooters has died. I feel fortunate & grateful that my niece & I had a great time when we attended last night. People from ALL walks of life & multiple generations were in attendance, thoroughly enjoying themselves, & I didn't feel threatened, anxious or fearful as we strolled through the grounds. When I was a teen, I remember adults always saying that nothing good ever happens after midnight (in other words, get your butt home before then). However, while this scenario certainly aligns with that mindset, violence can take place ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. To me, it's a condition of one's heart in this broken, flawed world. πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’” Praying for everyone involved. #roeblingwireworks #senseless #violence #anger #hatred #heartcondition #whereisthelove #loveoneanother #lookwithin at Art All Night - Trenton

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Next, inside the main building at #artallnight to see the various #artwork submissions of some very talented & creative folks from our area. Wow! #impressive #creativity #njart #njartist #talent #colors #artgallery #masterpiece #cultural #trentonnj #newjerseyisntboring #nj_igers #njphotographer #njphotography #iphonephotography #summerfun #roeblingwireworks at Art All Night - Trenton

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Another first for me -- Trenton's #artallnight event. So many things to see! First stop was watching the gymnastic prowess of the #trentoncircussquad Amazing! #trentonnj #newjerseyisntboring #njphotography #njphotographer #iphonephotography #nj_igers #fun #roeblingwireworks at Art All Night - Trenton

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Humility. Recently, I've heard it referred to as the lost virtue. And rightly so. More & more these days, humility gets lost in the daily shuffle of life, buried beneath mountains of social media selfies, drowned out by siren songs of pride. Humility? According to the world, it's out of fashion. A mindset for wimps & losers. But for those whose lives are focused & centered on Jesus, the Christ, humility is something completely different. Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, has this to say about #humility in his book, 'Jesus: A Pilgrimage:' "For humility is the gateway to faith. Without it, we rely simply on our own efforts, without recognizing our dependence on God. Without it, we rely simply on our own reason, without opening ourselves up to the possibility of the miraculous. Without it, we cannot fully enter into the world that God has in store for us." Humility is key, and an obviously important part of a godly wardrobe with which we are to clothe ourselves. For it's the humble whom God lifts up in due time, while bringing low the prideful & arrogant. (Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 5:5b-6) #humbleyourself #faith #Jesus #gateway #qotd #votd #notw #upsidedownkingdom #behumble #Godbreathed #wisdomforlife #preachingtomyself #virtuous #morningmotivation #inspirationoftheday #gardentour #millhillgardentour #frjamesmartinsj #iphonephotography #njphotographer #njphotography #nofilter at Mill Hill, Trenton, New Jersey

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My very first time at the annual garden tour through the historic Mill Hill area of Trenton. It's incredible to me that this little spot of beauty & serenity can be found tucked away mere minutes from the noisy hustle & bustle of our #capitalcity πŸ’πŸ’πŸŒΊπŸŒΉπŸŒΈ More pics to follow... #millhillgardentour #millhill #houseandgarden #downtown #trenton #nj #njisbeautiful #nj_igers #gardentour #historic #gardenstate #Saturday #afternoons #throughmylens #secretgarden #firsttimeforeverything #flowers #flowerstagram #floralphotography #floral #beautiful #landscapephotography #njphotographer #njphotography #phototherapy at Mill Hill House and Garden Tours

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"Love takes work. Love is often not rewarded, and many times, love is hard." ~ Fr. James Martin, SJ Go out today, look around you and do something unrewarding and hard. Love someone, in word & deed. #Godislove #loveneverfails #youareloved #stilllife #dontgiveup #thereishope #dothehardthings #rose #flowerstagram #flowersofinstagram #floralphotography #faithandflorals #iphonephotography #blackandwhitephotography

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'In order to mold people, God often has to melt them.' - Amish proverb Time spent in the crucible is never pleasant & always painful, but very necessary in the heart & soul transformation process. #refinersfire πŸ”₯ #workinprogress #unfinished #backtosquareone #crucible #transformation #heartandsoul #thistooshallpass #mercy #takemetotheriver #iphonephotography #njphotographer #nofilter

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There are times in our lives when it seems we're bombarded by crisis after crisis; burdened with a continuous heavy load of troubles & disappointments. Just when you think you can catch your breath...it begins anew. In these instances -- or even seasons -- our faith can begin to erode & weaken, receding like the sun behind the clouds on a stormy day. We cry out to God, wondering if He can really hear us, if He really cares. Be assured that HE DOES hear & care. Keep your eyes & ears, heart, mind & hands open to the many, MANY ways in which God will respond to you, bringing you strength for the latest battle; blessing you with grace, comfort, peace, joy & encouragement in your particular situation(s). He may do it supernaturally. Or, He may choose to work through someone in sweetly sacred & unexpected ways. 'God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill He treasures up His bright designs And works His sov’reign will. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy and shall break In blessings on your head.' - William Cowper #faith #thereishope #iphonephotography #njphotographer #njphotography #birdsofafeather #beencouraged at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church

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A few more pics from today's #babyshower for @__simplykayy__ My favorite: the candy table! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’– #goodtimes #makingmemories #blessed #pink #flamingohat #iphonephotography #njphotographer at Hamilton, New Jersey

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What a privilege it was to have the opportunity to reconnect and, for just a little while, be a part of this beautiful family once again. I have missed them so. @__simplykayy__ THANK YOU for thinking of me & inviting me to your baby shower. Looking forward to the arrival of your princess. πŸ‘‘πŸ’žπŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŽ€ #pinkflamingo #babyshower #friends #family #goodfood #cometogether #prettyinpink #iphonephotography #njphotographer at Hamilton, New Jersey

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My prayer this morning: 'May the will of God be perfectly accomplished in my soul.' ~ St. Therese of Lisieux A bit of a 'dangerous' prayer, because this is NEVER an easy process. #amen #trialbyfire #mercy #thywillbedone #surrender #humility #prayer #littleflower #saint #red #coloroflove #flowers #flowersofinstagram #iphonephotography #Godsartwork #beautifulthings #saintlove #faithandflorals

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Opposite sides of the sky in between tonight's #storms Standing alongside the dozens of people over at Walmart who were outside snapping photos of the sky, I remarked to one woman on the beauty of it all. Her reply: "It's another one of God's masterpieces!" #amen #glorious #majestic #sunset #rainbows #stormy #sky #myfavoritethings #thereisnoonelikeourGod #lookup #beautifulview #heavenly #iphonephotography #njphotography #njphotographer #walmartexclusive at Hamilton, New Jersey

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'Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present, you will never find it.' ~ Thomas Merton #deepthoughts #qotd #thomasmerton #solitude #faithandflorals #flowers #flowersofinstagram #floralphotography #iphonephotography #njphotographer #njphotography #gardenstate #beautifulview #beautifulthings at Princeton Meadows, New Jersey

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Saying #thanks and #farewell to some sweet, wonderful friends at church this morning. Amanda & Sean, you are loved & will be greatly missed! Thank you for your joyful service at #mumc and for all the ways you pointed everyone to #Jesus , with your music & with your lives. May God bless & keep you both! #partingissuchsweetsorrow #youareloved #solongfarewell #viyacondios #grateful #servants #letthemeatcake at Morrisville United Methodist Church

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