Just In Time

Renee Ann Smith —  September 10, 2014 — 18 Comments

Beautiful in its time“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
~Ecclesiastes 3:11~

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This sweet family grew up in my garage. The local cat caused them much fear and anguish. Yet they stretched their wings and—using my driveway as a landing strip—practiced soaring & one by one flew away.

Now even the “empty-nester” Mama bird has moved on.

But a trace of their beauty remains.

I’m thankful for the simple beauty God sprinkles through our days & that you stopped by today. Blessings, friends!

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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!

18 responses to Just In Time

  1. Just lovely; thanks for sharing this one!
    I am sharing it too.

  2. Thank you for the beautiful photo, Renee, and for the scriptural reminder. I visited your Web site today via Thought-Provoking Thursday — and I’m so glad I did! Blessings on your Thursday and on the work you do for The Kingdom!

  3. So lovely & pretty. Even I have a bird’s nest near my chimney 🙂

  4. Love that thought. So comforting to trust in His process.

  5. Such a beautiful illustration! I love the picture too. I am stopping by from Coffee and Conversation. Have a blessed day! Cathy

  6. In His time is the key. May we all trust, especially today, in His perfect timing. Blessings to you and yours, Renee Ann.

  7. Thanks for taking time to visit & comment, ladies, & for sharing such great posts on your blog this week! Blessings!

  8. I had the same privilege of watching a mama bird build her nest, and then seeing as the babies grew and eventually flew away, leaving only the nest as a memory. Each time I look at it I’m reminded that, in the same way the baby birds grew to look, think and act like their parent, we must do the same….look, think and act like our Father in heaven. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful words and image! Retweeted and pinned. Thank you for sharing at Fellowship Friday at Equipping Godly Woman.

  10. Renee, you have the best pictures. Just saying! Thanks for joining #EverydayJesus

  11. Love your photo–as always. It is amazing to consider the variety of ways God has placed reminders of eternity all around and within. Visiting from Saturday Soiree today.

  12. I’m thankful, too, for the beauty God brings into our lives. So much work went into making that nest. Such a beautiful representation of God’s provision for our lives! Thank you for sharing it with us! Blessings!

  13. What a beautiful picture, and what a nice reminder, that even when I feel especially awkward, I can shine for the Lord. Thanks :). @TheSweetMidlife

  14. What a sweet nest, Renee! I’m glad everyone made it out safely!!! Thanks for sharing!

  15. What a beautiful photograph! We have an empty bird’s nest in our tree too, but I don’t have any pictures anywhere near that gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with us on Fellowship Fridays!

  16. Thanks for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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