LaNora Means Ministries
LaNora Means Ministries
I thought that I would take some time to share some personal pictures of how blessed I feel in The Lord. It seems that there may be so many questions about one’s life. I would have to say that God has certainly done a work in my life. In order to get to know me a little better, I thought that this might help. With each picture I have included a short explanation with a verse of Scripture to note the fact that the mercy of Jesus Christ has most assuredly kept my life tightly in His care despite every obstacle that could make life difficult. As you may notice, I’ve desired to make every moment count in God’s Word!
Relaxing in study with a portable table.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, righty dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
Ready to go as God guides.
“Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.” Romans 1:10
Trying to enjoy a new hobby.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Enjoying an outing to a local park.
“If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.” 1 Peter 4:14
God only knows what we do not!
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9: 27-28
I’m just trying to pull a few weeds.
“But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.” Matthew 13:29
Does life ever make you feel stranded?
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5
Oh, the sweet smell of spring!
Be careful how you walk!
Pray at all times.
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,” Ephesians 5:15
“For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:” 2 Corinthians 2:15
“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
…and then, God makes a way for us!
“Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.” Proverbs 3:23
We have come a long way in terms of energy!
“Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;” Colossians 1:11
Traveling along life’s way may seem risky.
“Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;” Isaiah 43:16
Just what form of power does one seek for?
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21
Under the shadows, God’s love still shines!
“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,” Psalm 17:8
Notice how beautifully layered near and far.
“In whose hand are the depths of the earth, The peaks of the mountains are His also.” Psalm 95:4 NAS
A bird’s eye look at hidden beauty.
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4
I would love to ride again someday!
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV
Thanks for a little rest break today!
“Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope,” Acts 2:26 NIV
A cute fishing hole or what…, “any fish there?”
“He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams;” Job 36:27 NIV
A beauty to visit and enjoy of God’s creation!
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, what- ever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is ex- cellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 NIV
Victory Jesus gives in restored lives!
“Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy (Heb. “moist”) place.” Psalm 66:12
Jesus protects us through the storms of life!
“And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.” Matthew 8:26
The Lord has kept us in His care!
“Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;” Ephesians 6:2
Always staying In The Word of God!
“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:17-18 NIV
Overflowing goodness and flowering beauty!
“O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;” Psalm 16:2
Growing strong and planted firmly!
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9
Mother and Daughter (“Mom and Preacher”)
“And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;” 2 Peter 2:5
Father and Daughter (“Dad and Preacher”)
“Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:5
A sweet visit makes me smile!
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:11
Knowing Jesus brings the greatest excitement!
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
Hi, it’s me again, big smile!
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11
The beauty of God’s handiwork in full bloom!
“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Stacked in beauty and charmed in goodness!
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11
Seemingly harsh winters are still very peaceful.
“Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.” Psalm 74:17
Picture taken at Spruce Knob , West Virginia, USA. West Virginia’s Highest Elevation.
“May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!” Ephesians 1:3 AMP
Taking a break in the fresh, crisp air helps to go farther.
“I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; (without aim) so fight I, not as one that beats the air:” 1 Corinthians 9:26 KJV Easy-Reading
Nobody in this picture that I know of, except maybe climbers.
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John verse 4
The beauty God created in each and every pedal!
“As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.” Song of Solomon 2:2
As layers lightly stacked so our lives have even more meaning!
“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;” Song of Solomon 2:12 (KJVER)
God’s idea of beauty as with a splash of paint delicately placed!
“Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.” Proverbs 25:11 (NAS)
Picture I took of my precious Grandma with Mom and Dad!
“Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.” Psalm 71:9 (KJVER)
Please remember me in your prayers everyday!
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
A buz-z-zy nature working hard at what it does best!
“How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” Psalm 104:24 NIV
Neatly packaged and ready to open by God’s timing!
“The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:” Numbers 6:25
Beautifully opened to enjoy for a time!
“Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.” Job 40:10
Natures lawn mowers, or should I say lawn grazers.
“He makes my feet like the feet of a deer and sets me securely on the heights.” 2 Samuel 22:34 CSB
Natures chain of hearts strung carefully by God’s design.
“Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.” Psalm 86:11
A road nestled in perfect view in an awesome sight.
“Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” Psalm 143:10
“Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.” Psalm 42:7
A magnificent sound and refreshing mist to cool off.
A sweet little tortoise to make you smile, Oh how cute!
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.” Genesis 1:24
I love the stillness that matches the beauty!
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
All bunched together but never too crowded.
“But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.” Psalm 5:7
This brightness of beauty certainly is an eye catcher!
“ But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
Imagine yourself being lifed up far above all these.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
An expectation what is beyond the sight to see.
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” 2 Corinthians 5:7
And just what are you looking at?
“My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.” Song of Solomon 2:9
Big or small, I’ve always loved the sound of waterfalls!
…“they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.” Psalm 104:8 NIV
Kayaking this lake requires much strength and energy!
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29 NIV
Ha, Ha, try counting my spots now!
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12
God’s sees us with eyes we cannot understand fully yet.
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13
God’s love even reaches far above all this beauty!
“Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.” Psalm 36:5
Beauty clustered in the care of God set in nature.
“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14
The love of Jesus is deeper and wider than what we can see!
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:10