"Serve one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."
I Peter 4:10
The word "manifold" is variegated in the original language. It is the same idea of Joseph and his coat of many, variegated, manifold colors. Many colors of grace.
James writes of the "various trial" we endure in this life (James 1:2). The word translated "various" trials in James is the same word translated "manifold" grace of God. God has a specific color of grace to correspond to every color of trial and suffering we will ever experience. Manifold trials. Manifold grace.
The reason I take pictures - lots and lots of pictures - is that I love to preserve moments in time. With the click of the shutter I can capture a look. An expression. A precious memory frozen in time. And this one is imprinted in my heart forever.
In order to bride (I know-not a good parenting or grandparenting technique!) the lion cub to keep his hat on I offered him a Puff treat so he would keep his hat on long enough to snap a picture. Does not make for good parenting, but it does make for good pictures.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matt. 6:19-21).
My buddy Renae (Ray-Ray) works with me in our ministry, Standing Near the Cross. When the Baby Grands stop by, all things - work-related and otherwise come to a halt! Because babies don't keep. However, occasionally one of them wants to pitch in and give us a hand. Here Declan is helping Ray solve some serious ministry issues.
And this is Baby Gray a few weeks ago-before the fall weather hit.
Baby Grayson stopped by for a visit. He is a fan of Puffs. I let him have a few while I was getting his breakfast ready. After breakfast he wanted some more. The container was nearly empty so I handed him the whole container. And this was the result.
Our baby grands love Gerber Puffs. These little cereal dissolve-in-your-mouth bits can entertain and distract our little guys for endless hours. Unfortunately a quick flip of the lid can spell disaster in the hands of a little one. The boxers spotted the impending disaster and positioned themselves in the midst of the fray.
Stop back by and play 5 Things Friday. This week we will write our 5 Best Travel Tips. See you then.
I am hosting an online Bible study for MOMS on the book of Ephesians called "High Stepping in Heavenly Places." Are you interested? Leave me a note in the comment section and I will send you the details. Blessings.