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When Times are Rough

Updated on September 19, 2014

When Times are Rough....

When times are rough, tangled up, sort of being in a filet cafe, where no one can see out and no one cares to try to look in ~

How we can change it up and be able to see clearly again?

What can bring the sunshine back to chase the fog away?

All photos by me (Bev Lemley) ~ all rights reserved.


Prayers! Take a deep breath and hold it ~ slowly releasing it blows the fuel away!

Instead of stoking the fire, this oxygen puts the fire out, renewing and restoring as it does.

What did you say?!

At some point, we are bound to feel as though we have been tossed around by someone's thoughtless words ~ and it was probably just a few words!

Instead of being quick to anger, breathe deep, let it out slowly. We can all use a refreshing breath! Pray if words should be said or not. Perhaps the words come from a hurting heart that could use a few kind words, too!

Uphill Climbs!

How come it's so hard to walk uphill?

Isn't God's love and voice like gravity, something we can't see, but we can feel?

Some Times...

...It's all you can do to take it one day at a time

Some days, it's one hour at a time

And some days, it's one minute at a time.

With A New Breath ... - ...We can see things... a new light!

We've all been to a "Filet Cafe" ~ it's how we seek help that gives us the turning point we need.

A song of hope - ...with beautiful pictures of God's world

I hope you enjoy and feel a renewal...God bless you!

The videos are exceptionally beautiful and meaningful.

Listening to some of the videos while watching the slide show that follows may be renewing, also.


Someimes we are put in the right place to say something to someone else. Have you ever felt that way? Maybe the experiences you've had can help the next person. Do you ever felt prompted to say something to someone, even though you don't know them?

What are your experiences?

My Own Spiritual Journey - Has led me here... May God Bless You on Your Journey

In a Rough Spot... - ...Looking for the sun

Have you been to a filet cafe?

How do you find the sun again when times are rough?

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Through the roughest of times

We are given new eyes to see.

A new heart to feel

New arms to reach out

Humility, a treasure for always.

Strength, as we need it.

Hope, for all eternity.

In the roughest of times,

through our tears,

We receive His blessings.

Meet Akiane, someone you will never forget

Her paintings and poetry and brilliance in conveying God's message will bring you hope and encourage your faith walk. I hope you will find the peace in the messages she brings.

We Mourn the Loss of the Children and Their Teachers

7-year-old Rhema Sings Amazing Grace...our hearts are broken and we pray for these families and the whole nation that evil will depart from among us and God's Grace will be sought after be every one. God Bless America ~ Please pray for her!

A Smile...

Somtimes we find a smile and we're wise to take it ~ sometimes we need to give one.

...when you find yourself suddenly in a tough spot?

How do you find the exit? - What's the best escape plan...

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @siobhanryan: Thank you for your belief and for helping our brothers and sisters to lean heavier on Christ ~ it's our convictions that prayer is essential.

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @siobhanryan: Hi, Siobhanryan! More and more, I hope people will realize God is calling us to return to Him ~ and prayer is the answer. Thank you for sharing! B : )

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Great lens-I pray and pray

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Great lens-I pray and pray

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @aesta1: So nice to have you stop by, Aesta! I love your visits and your spiritually inspiring comments ~ thank you for your great support! God Bless you! B : )

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Prayers for me is always where I put my hope. What a feature you have chosen for this lens.

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @VspaBotanicals: Thank you for stopping by, VspaBotanicals! B : )

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      This lens is indeed very uplifting and inspiring. Thanks.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Helpers have magically appeared, I have just found strength in myself, I have read a nice book, the sun has come up one more morning. Wonderful lens - blessed and listed on my own lens as a related lens:

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      I lean on God and Family in tough times. I really enjoyed the Videos and Artwork of Akiane. Thank you so much for sharing these awesome videos. Incredible.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Lovely read - thanks so much for sharing. I usually just try to keep myself grounded, centered, and thinking of the big picture. Sometimes I take a walk. Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @ItayaLightbourne: Thank you so much for your caring words ~ and great encouragement. I appreciate your visit and your wonderful comments! Thank you! B : )

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Very lovely. As usual, your photos are divine and remind me that being in nature can do wonders for my spirit. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Being quiet and saying prayers.

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      Dana Marie 5 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Talking to God always works for me...

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      ForestBear LM 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens, I nice walk in nature does wonders for me.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      I go for a walk outside, to be in the peace of nature.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      I use art and meditation to find my way out of dark times. Your photos are beautiful and inspiring.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Take a deep breath and remember how blessed I am!