October Hope Whispers

When Loneliness Overwhelms

Jesus said:
“A time is coming and in fact has come
when you will be scattered, each to your own home.
You will leave Me all alone. 
Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with Me.
I have told you these things,
so that in Me you may have peace. 
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:32-33 NIV

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Even if my father and mother abandon me,
    the Lord will hold me close.

Psalm 27:10 NLT


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“Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You have taken hold of my right hand.
With Your counsel You will guide me,
And afterward receive me to glory.”

Psalm 73:23-24 NASB

Kindness Quotes

🦋 “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.

🦋 “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” – Fred Rogers

🦋 “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” – Jesse Jackson

Nature Retreat

Each species is a masterpiece,
a creation assembled

with extreme care and genius.
~ Edward O. Wilson ~

Thank you to my brother John
for some unique views
of various species.
🙂 Please respect copyright laws. 🙂

Regal Horned Lizard
Wilson’s Snipe
Longbilled Dowitcher
Mouse eared Bat
Colorful Black Widow Spider
Oh my! His lunch is so much bigger than he is!
Osprey
Ospreys need lunch, too!

18 thoughts on “October Hope Whispers

    • I’m so glad some joy brightened your day, Martha. 🙂 Blessings to you, too! May our hearts be strengthened with the truth that God is always with us no matter what trouble we endure in this world!

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  1. Trudy, your quotes and photos are so encouraging! And the Scriptures you shared are full of such LIFE. Thank you so much for the precious reminders. He has taken hold of our right hand, and He is bringing us along His pathway for us. Oh I pray blessings and love for you this month dear friend. ❤

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    • I’m so grateful you found encouragement and LIFE in these, Bettie. We need that every moment, don’t we? It’s such an indispensable blessing that He takes hold of our right hand and brings us along His pathway for us. Blessings and love to you, too, dear friend! May God give us grace to cling to His guiding hand and to trust His way!

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  2. Oh my gosh..those pictures are crazy amazing! Especially that last one. And I’d prefer not to run into that bat! I have mouse trap in my yard currently that has a dead mouse inside of it. I won’t go near it. haha! Lovely scriptures you have shared. We are never alone. And may I be one who also helps others so they know they are not alone.

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    • I agree John’s pics are amazing, Lynn. 🙂 So who will empty that mouse trap? 😉 I’m with you in praying this – “And may I be one who also helps others so they know they are not alone.” Amen. May God give us grace to be more like Jesus!

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    • I’m so glad you were encouraged, Adele. And thank you for brightening my day with that cute little dormouse. Your walk in wildlife photos always refresh my spirit. 🙂 And about the black widow, I was amazed at the fabulous colors, too. May we always be awed by the wonders of God’s creation!

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    • I’m grateful you were encouraged by the scriptures and quotes, Lois. And even amazed by the spiders. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful November as well, my friend! May our hearts be truly grateful for all the blessings that still surround us!

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  3. Trudy, thank you for such an encouraging post today! The thoughts, scriptures and quotes were a real blessing to me. The photos are fabulous! I LOVE seeing such wonderful glimpses of the Creators beauty!

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    • I’m so grateful you were encouraged, Donna. I’m with you on loving to see those wonderful glimpses of the Creator’s beauty. 🙂 May our eyes be more open and our hearts more awed by God’s beauty in His creation!

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    • Thank you, Jansaun. 🙂 My brother has become quite a nature photographer. I’m so grateful he allows me to share them with you readers. 🙂 May we be awed by the uniqueness of each creature God creates!

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    • So true, Lisa. Even “loving” people don’t always fully understand us like God can and does. He knows our deepest heart and the struggles and pain that no words can explain to a person. May we cling to our faithful God who empathizes with us like no human can and who will never abandon us!

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