Done by Hope

Renee Ann Smith —  July 16, 2014 — 9 Comments

HOPE Martin Luther

Everything that is done in this world is done by Hope.
~Martin Luther~

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The Lord delights in those who fear Him,
Who put their HOPE in his unfailing love.
~Psalm 147:11~

For I know the plans I have for you,
Declares the Lord,
Plans for welfare and not for evil,
To give you a future and a HOPE.
~Jeremiah 29:11~

I hope these words encourage you today! Blessings, friends!

***Photo Backstory: A few weeks back, I snapped this iPhone pic of HOPE—one bright blue egg resting in a nest on my niece’s swingset, waiting to be hatched—and tweaked it with PicMonkey. Feel free to Pin, Tweet, download & share. (Follow this link for more Free Graphics.)

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Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

9 responses to Done by Hope

  1. God’s Word stands strong. And that beautiful nest is built with the strength like I have never seen a bird’s nest. And built on a swing set. I love it! Glad I came by from Woman to Woman.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  2. What a great shot of the nest! And I love the quote.

  3. Oh, I love this quote – and it’s perfect with this picture!

  4. Renee this was beautiful and such a great reminder…we do everything with hope! –Before my son was killed I had a 30 minute drive to work every day and spent that time on prayer for my family. After he was killed I was crying one day and having a pity party. I made this statement to a friend, “Why did God prompt my heart to pray so diligently over my Son if he knew he wasn’t even going to live to experience what I was praying about. —Her words stuck in my heart, “Because he wants us to live with hope and leave the future to him!”

  5. I always love these posts. You choose the best quotes and scriptures. Thanks for sharing and blessings for your positive thoughts~

  6. so beautiful my friend. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  7. Yes, hope is a good thing!

  8. What a great photo! I love when we’re able to capture something that often gets missed in the everyday. (stopped over from #GiveMeGrace)

  9. Hi, and thank you for sharing at Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) at In Him We Live and Move and Have Our Being. I wanted to let you know that I’m transitioning to a new site – – which will have a photography focus. Currently there are two pages. One is where I will host Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) each week at midnight on Tuesday, Eastern Standard Time. The second is a place for you to link up your main blog url if you host a weekly Wordless linkup. Eventually I hope to include some photography how-to’s and resources. If you have any suggestions of content you’d be interested in, please email me at at gmail dot com.

    Thanks, and I hope to see you there!


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