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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©. 

Fingerprints

January 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy...
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January

January 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. - Proverbs 15:32 NIV Dropping temperatures have produced a winter chill this past week that seems will stay around for a while. For some it might be the excuse to sit inside and do nothing, but for others, the weather means very little when it comes to...
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Snow

January 03, 2018  •  1 Comment
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 NLT How exciting to wake up to find that overnight the snow fell and blanketed everything in white. Every leaf on every shrub acts as a small cup to hold the flakes. The tree brac...
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The New Year

January 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. –Isaiah 40:31 NIV Expectant hope is the term that I want to keep close to me in this coming year. Just like the calendar year transition from one year to the next, we often go through cy...
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Christmas Eve

December 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As the sun goes down on a last minute, hectic sort of day in preparation and anticipation of Christmas, the stillness of Christmas Eve can be mesmerizing. Lighted decorations flicker on through the neighborhood at dusk. The grand music from Handel’s “Messiah” replaces “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” on the radio. The reverence of this night begins...
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The Season of Love

December 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 It is the Season of Love. Celebrating the birth of Jesus, God’s gift to us. My favorite time of year and perhaps yours as well. But it is important to note that not everyone is celebrating the holiday season right now. Instead, some are coping with illnes...
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Christmas Wreath

December 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Gives thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. -Psalm 118:29 NIV It is said that in ancient times, the Christmas Wreath, made of evergreens, symbolized the strength of life overcoming the forces of nature. The Romans hung wreaths as a sign of celebration and victory. But the Christians believed that the circular wreath repr...
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Early Christmas

November 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. .-John 3:16 NIV My fondest childhood memories of Christmas were when I would visit my grandmother’s cozy cottage by the water’s edge. The smoky air from a fireplace that didn’t draft well was the gathering place. W...
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