Snapshots & Whatnot: Branches of Light

In these final days of Advent, here’s something to help prepare our hearts for Christmas.


(Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA)


“Let us become real branches, filled with fruit, on Jesus’ vine. Let us welcome Him into our lives whenever He wants to come in.

He comes as truth which must be spoken, as Life which must be lived, as Light which must be reflected, as Love which must be loved, as the Way which we must take, as Happiness which we must spread, as Peace which we must plant, as Sacrifice which we must offer in our families and with our neighbors – whether near or far.” 

Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa of Calcutta)

Here’s to reflecting the Love of Christ as branches of His Light…

grace, peace & busy branches

Virginia : )

p.s. Virginia’s post-a-day Advent gig is almost up. Christmas is almost here! Thanks for all the encouragement along the way. Blessings to all!

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8 Responses to Snapshots & Whatnot: Branches of Light

  1. Cindy Kranich says:


  2. So true! Merry Christmas Virginia!

  3. TMH says:

    That photo even suggests the arrival of something divine.

    • Virginia says:

      I’m with you there, Tim. We almost missed it tucked away on a path between bright luminescent art exhibits, but this tree mesmerized me into a standstill. Blessings & hugs! 🤗🌟🌳🌟🤗

  4. jillenenarraway says:

    What a beautiful sight! Well captured photo! I love trees. Jeremiah 17:7-8 is one of my favorites! I have tree jewelry as a reminder!

    • Virginia says:

      Those are beautiful verses, Jillene. I’m also a tree groupie and have always loved Psalm 1 (…to be like a tree planted by the streams of water… with leaves that never wither…) and wear an olive tree pendant on my everyday necklace. Seeing this illuminated tree reflected in the water was one of those special moments – a reminder of God’s faithfulness & love. Blessings to you & your family & ministry! VA 🙂

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