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zhenyathegabriel What a day.
I went to a 3pm church service today. That's a first for me. I was hit hard by the message today.
Several points struck me: • I tend to want to make a name for myself rather than in God's name. • My achievements will never match up to God's holiness. His grace for me is a gift. • We should feel the obligation to give God ALL of us. That includes our wants for a mission. • My mission field is outside the walls that I've built for myself. • Philippians 2 is a prime example of the humility I should have. Christ made himself nothing - by becoming a servant. How humbling. • I've been drinking espresso all day. God bless. •





#VSCO #lighting #vscovisuals #vscophile #vscocam #ahandin #my_athens
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zhenyathegabriel God seldom calls us for an easier life, but always calls us to know more of him and drink more deeply of His sustaining grace. || John Piper 🖐🏼 #ahandin #latergram #emojisinthewild #vscocam #exploreeverything #vscovisuals #vscophile #exploretocreate 3w

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zhenyathegabriel I spy little cows. 🏞 🐄 🐄 🐄 🐄 🐄 🏞 3w

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zhenyathegabriel I AM HEARTBROKEN (yet remain optimistic). What you see is my hard work. I made for the first time, monkey bread with cranberries. Along with the usually espresso roast.
However, what you don't see is that fact that I made a mistake. For whatever reason, I used salt instead of sugar. Upon the first excited bite, I was a bit thrown back at the taste.
It suddenly dawned on me that I had used what I thought was the remaining sugar in my pantry. No. It wasn't sugar.
However, the coffee tasted as swell as ever. So there's that.
I can't help thinking of how often I struggle with maintaining my outer appearances. It's a battle. But can so easily be won by focusing on the heart that God gave me.
Isaiah43.1 | But now thus says the name of the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
#saltandsugar #reminders #coffeestillfiya
3w

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zhenyathegabriel My ingredients for travel: • A trusty pair of boots • A nifty hat • An idea notebook (I still can't draw.) • A camera to document the journey • A car (Stacy - not pictured)

Also not pictured: money, Johnny Cash tunes, and a cup(s) of coffee -------------------------------------------------- #socality #livefolk #vscovisuals #artofvisuals #bevisuallyinspired #igers #liveauthentic #visualsgang #vscogood #vscocam #vsco #emojisinthewild #stayandwander #exploretocreate #explorenorthcarolina #exploretennessee #mytravelgram
4w

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zhenyathegabriel America's very own Downton Abbey.
The Biltmore House is an American architectural treasure.
Take what you see on Downton Abbey and bring it to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
I was astounded at the detail of this place. As well as the admission price.

I guess this photo was worth it though.
#VSCO #biltmore #biltmorehouse #vscoarchitecture
4w

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zhenyathegabriel Making my way into Spring Break 🖐🏼 1mon

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zhenyathegabriel God must do everything for us. Our part is to yield and to trust. || A.W. Tozer.
Tozer most likely ends his conversations with a mic drop. I don't blame him.
1mon

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zhenyathegabriel Monday has been funky. So I sought out a cure.
Waffles and coffee seemed like the best choice.






#vsco #waffles #mondaze #visualsgang #vscogood #vscocam #armstagram
1mon

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zhenyathegabriel How to do 21.
The night is young and my heart is overwhelmed.
2mon

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zhenyathegabriel today's mood - yesterday's capture 3mon

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zhenyathegabriel Lately, I've been feeling misplaced. Why do I feel like my passions not lining up with what God has in store for me? Why am I always trying to one-up someone else's talent? Why do I struggle from the fear of missing out? •
God calls us to be set apart. I am a part of His kingdom that is not of this world. Just thinking of that presents the oohs and aahs. That in itself should in turn require a humbling heart and a spirit willing to take me where it needs to be. If I miss out, then so be it. •
For now, I am going to take this red pepper and use it for tomorrow's omelet.
3mon

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zhenyathegabriel I have bought a new toy. I've always wanted a camera, but could only afford to dream. After much research and thought, I held my breath and purchased a Canon EOS 70D. •



Beyond stoked for what's to come with this and my photography.


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3mon

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zhenyathegabriel going back home • 4mon

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zhenyathegabriel Over the hill 🏞 and through the woods 🌲🌳, to Grandma's cabin 🏚 we go... 4mon

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