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Reflections by the Sea© is a unique devotional that incorporates beach, seaside, ocean type photography, scripture and a practical application in today’s world using God’s principles. It is a blueprint for living a better life, being conscious of our obedience to Him and His Word in our everyday struggles, but not in an overbearing way. Subscribe to weekly posts here. All photography and writing is copyrighted©. 

American Flag

June 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV This Fourth of July, I will hang my American flag on the front of my home as I do each year. But this year, it seems to symbolize more to me that it ever has before. Love. Love of country and love of our servicemen for their sacrifice. Wha...
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Decisions

June 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I n his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. -Proverbs 16:9 What to do with today? That is the question before us each morning. Decisions must be made each day. Big ones and little ones. Important ones and those that must be made just to get through the day. If you are on vacation, you have a multitude of things to d...
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Pelican

June 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. Proverbs 3: 25-26 The Pelican is most graceful in flight but can be a little awkward on land. They are magnificent birds to watch as they circle around in large numbers in search of food. Fly...
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Being Prepared

June 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. -Ephesians 6:10-11 NLT Each morning before I take our puppy for a walk, I check the weather and the temperature. I need to know whether to put a coat on both of us, carry an umbrella to...
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Respect

May 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
L et love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.-Romans 12:9-11 ESV Being from the south, respect, sweet tea, manners and cornbread were staples at every house. When company dropped...
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Planting Seeds

May 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches. Matthew 13:32 NIV I have been waking up in the morning to beautiful melodies outside my window. The birds and their chirping is really music to my ears. A bright red car...
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Promises

May 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Numbers 23:19 ESV I can count on two hands the number of times promises or commitments were broken in the last few weeks. Something in the air? What is it all about? I think it is...
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Mother

May 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women have done excellent...
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