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©. 

Watching

April 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. –Colossians 3:12 NIV All across the beach and on docks, there are birds just sitting and watching. On the bridges, they will line up on the rails, facing the same direction. Maybe they are sunning themselves...
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Limits

April 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." -Matthew 19:26 NIV When our children were small we definitely had to set limits for them. At the beach, they wanted to wander off and take walks. We either had to go with them or when they got older we would say, “You can walk to the pier and t...
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Sunset

April 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore t...
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Easter Lily

March 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Praise be to the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, -1 Peter 1:3 NIV Easter is the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus, but what is the significance of the Easter Lily? Many traditions are centered around Easter w...
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Spring

March 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years. Genesis 1:14 NIV The official start of spring was just a few days ago. The spring season will last about three months and is a season that most people look forward to. It is the tilt of...
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Filters

March 07, 2018  •  1 Comment
For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix y...
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Pressing Through

March 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? -Roman 8:31 NIV When I was a little girl playing at the ocean’s edge during our many vacations to the Outer Banks, the big waves would knock me down and I would get back up in time for the next wave to tumble me once more. I wasn’t out far, maybe just...
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Planting Seeds

February 22, 2018  •  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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