Reflections by the SeaReflections by the Sea

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©. 

Decisions

October 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. So correct me, Lord, but please be gentle. Do not correct me in anger, for I would die. Jeremiah 10:23–24 NLT We are faced with many decisions to make each day. Some are easy and some are hard. What is a decision? It is described as “a conclusion or resolution re...
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Community

October 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time...
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Refuge

October 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” –Psalm 91 NIV This is a time of reflection. Many things out of our control are front and center in the headlines. Whether it is Mother Nature unleashing her fury in the form of...
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You Are Loved

September 27, 2017  •  1 Comment
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Cor. 13:4-7 NIV “You are...
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Reaction

September 19, 2017  •  1 Comment
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 ESV I had the occasion to witness Hurricane Irma firsthand. There was concern from everyone in its path so the preparations began early and lasted for days and rightfully so. We had seen...
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Storms

September 06, 2017  •  1 Comment
- -the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were. Romans 4:17b NIV Storms can come with an unexpected ferocity. Blinding downpours, flooding and strong winds can cause everyone to stand still for a moment while waiting for the storm clouds to pass. The transition from season to season brings storms too. Tr...
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Footprints

August 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you; to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul. - Joshua 22:5 Walking in soft sand at the beach can be so strenuous. Sometimes the sand is deep...
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Summer Heat

August 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. – 2 Cor. 1:3-4 ESV It’s draining. Even stifling at times. The summer heat can...
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