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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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"Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you." โ€” St. Thomas Aquinas #saturday #morningmotivation #God #qotd #saintlove #wisdomfortheday #faithandflorals #waterlily #waterlilypond #flowersofinstagram #instaflowers #millhillgardentour #beautifulthings #latergram #iphonephotography #njphotography #njphotographer #clarendon

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'Let nothing, O Lord, disturb the silence of this night. Let nothing make me afraid. For You are with me, and I am with you. Let me not be shy in Your presence. Rather, let me speak with You in confidence, trust and love. However undeserving I am, I humbly ask You to fill this night with the gifts of Your love; with the gift of Yourself. For if I have You, God, I will want for nothing. You alone suffice.' ~taken from 'Let Nothing Disturb You: A Journey to the Center of the Soul with Teresa of Avila' #evening #devotional #qotd #teresaofavila #mystic #God #love #silence #contemplative #benotafraid #silhouette #sufficient #blackandwhitephotography #iphonephotography #njphotographer #latergram

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Sept. 11, 2001. I remember this day's tragic, frightening events all too well. So much heartache & loss. The girl whose mom ran my kids' daycare up the street: she lost her best friend. A coworker across the hall from my office: he lost his daughter. My son's teacher, who is also a friend of mine: she lost her good friend & neighbor, who was one of the pilots of the plane that crashed in PA. My neighbors' daughter made it out alive, but turned to look back at her building (one of the Twin Towers) & saw many of her coworkers leaping from windows to their death. She has never been the same vivacious & carefree young woman since. How COULD she be? I also remember the days & weeks afterwards, when churches were filled to overflowing with those looking for answers, hope & consolation; when love & unity were prevelant among us all. We looked anyone & everyone right in the eye, holding conversations with total strangers we saw passing us on the street, in grocery stores, on elevators, as if we'd known them all our lives. Fast forward to 2018. Like the old Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway tune asks: "Where is the love?" Where is it now? Every year, as 9/11 approaches, we say, "Never forget." But we have. Oh, not the horrific happenings of that day. Those we remember. But we've forgotten things like love of God & country. Respect for authority, leadership, & for one another. And so sadly, we have forgotten the love, unity & compassion that was practically a tangible entity we witnessed thriving among us afterwards. ๐Ÿ’” #september11 #911 #inmemoriam #thereishope #rip #twinlights #tributeinlight #libertystatepark #mercercountypark #911memorial #grandoldflag #loveoneanother

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When you spend YEARS giving what you considered your best, doing what you believed to be the all the right things, & having people whom you admired & respected tell you as much, only to see with your own eyes, & be handed concrete evidence that all of it SEEMS for naught, that everything you did & said, out of LOVE, didn't stick, but just slipped away like eggs off a Teflon pan...well, it's devastating & heartbreaking, to say the least. However, I used the word 'seems' here, because I can only see what I see in the here & now. I am not God, Who sees & KNOWS our beginning, our end, & everything in the middle. He is well aware of what's up ahead on each of our timelines. He knows what's waiting for us, just around the corner, so to speak. So He's not surprised, worrying, or fretting about the things that we worry, fret & often weep over. Because we're flawed human beings, with finite minds. The gift (and yes, it IS a gift) of free will that our Father has bestowed upon us, we too often use poorly, foolishly, wastefully. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป But be encouraged. Take heart. While there will be those in our lives who will mistreat us, disappoint us, & outright reject us, the Lord God NEVER will. It's a promise He gives to us over & over in His Word. He IS our Rock, our Redeemer, our Refuge, our Strength, our Salvation. Let me tell you, it took me a mighty LONG TIME, hard headed & hard hearted woman that I've been, to get to that place of understanding of just Who Jesus is to me & from what exactly Jesus saved me. I'm blessed & fortunate to be alive, despite the many seriously stupid & life altering & threatening choices I selfishly made that took me down dark paths from which, without His constant, loving pursuit & divine intervention, I probably wouldn't have returned. He's REAL, folks. So...return to Him if you've turned away. He won't shame you, make you feel like crap, won't hold your sins, mistakes & flaws over your head til the day you die, like some people do. If you don't know the Lord, but want to, or think He's just some nice guy/teacher/prophet, or just some fairy tale main character in a long-winded, boring book, DM me. (See more in comments)

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'To live without hope is to cease to live.' ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky #thereishope #word #qotd #dontgiveup #presson #hope

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'There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.' ~ 1 John 4:18 You can't force or frighten people into sincerely surrendering their lives to Christ. Love is the key; the driving force; the dealbreaker; the #heart render #love #bethelove #loveisallyouneed #preach #votd #scripture #nofear #loveneverfails #jesussaves #iphonephotography #njphotographer #sunset #delawareriver #latergram #nofilter at Delaware River

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'I am chosen Not forsaken I am who You say I am You are for me Not against me I am who You say I am.' ~ 'Who You Say I Am,' by Hillsong Worship What makes the lies of the enemy of our soul so much more believable than the truth our Father God speaks & sings over us? Look in the mirror today and remind yourself of who you REALLY are: A Chosen Forgiven Victorious Beloved Free #childofGod 'Who the Son sets free Oh is free indeed Iโ€™m a child of God Yes I am In my Fatherโ€™s house Thereโ€™s a place for me Iโ€™m a child of God Yes I am' Yes, you are. #encourageyourself #beencouraged #forgivenandfree #forgivenandloved #graceandtruth #believe #faith #nolongerslaves #hillsong #worship #Sunday #speaklife #iphonephotography #churchflow at Morrisville United Methodist Church

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What a way to end the day! You can't go wrong with a #sunset and #fireworks ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #downbytheriver #goodnight #celebrate #lookup #skyview #beautiful #colors #iphonephotography #nj_igers #njphotography #njphotographer #summernights at Arm & Hammer Park

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๐ŸŽถTake me out to the ballgame๐ŸŽถ It's hot as Hades, seating is tighter than I remember & the guy behind me wins for being the LOUDEST man on Planet Earth, but... Having great seats to watch Trenton Thunder play #baseball on a Saturday night in the summer really is a blast. Bonus points for being privileged to sit across from the elderly woman unashamedly jamming to all the club tune snippets. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #trentonthunder #summertime #playball #wheresboomer #hothothot #onthedelaware #iphonephotography #njphotographer #njphotography at Arm & Hammer Park

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'You used to be like people living in the dark, but now you are people of the light because you belong to the Lord. So act like people of the light & make your light shine.' ~Ephesians 5:8-9a (CEV) You're not the same. You've been rescued, redeemed & transformed. There WILL be people in your life who will make it a point to remind you of who you once were. Make it a point to show them, with love, kindness & compassion, who you are now. #shine #votd #liveauthentic #livewell #scriptureoftheday #childrenofthelight #dontlookback #transformed #iamredeemed #sunrise #iphonephotography #landscapephotography #njphotography #njphotographer #slumber #wakeupandlive #reflection_shots at Gropp Lake Dam

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'Grief is the price we pay for love.' This is one of those quotes that's been attributed to a particular person (Queen Elizabeth), but in reality was said by someone else (Dr. Colin Murray Parks). No matter from whom these words came, it's a painful yet beautiful #truth Despite the high price tag of pain & sorrow that will accompany giving AND receiving #love , don't stop doing either. Love is SO worth it. Love never fails. #loveissacrifice #grief #griefquotes #qotd #countthecost #summernights #sunset #nofilter #silhouette #intheshadows #flowers #flowersofinstagram #beautifulthings #floralphotography #iphonephotography #njphotography #njphotographer #njigers #njisbeautiful at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church

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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. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” Praying for everyone involved. #roeblingwireworks #senseless #violence #anger #hatred #heartcondition #whereisthelove #loveoneanother #lookwithin at Art All Night - Trenton

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