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©. 

Trust

August 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
He trusts in the Lord; let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him. - Psalm 22:8 A boat ride can be fun, and in order to really enjoy the experience I think that having trust in the captain is all important. I want the captain to know the boat, know the water, understand the weather and be familiar with the navigation...
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Surf Casting

August 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. -Psalm 20:4 NIV There is a quote that says, “Nothing great has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm”. Surf casters along the beach seem to have an abundance of enthusiasm. But to go with it, they have their rod and reel, the right tackle, the perfect line weight and...
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Today

August 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
​ This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. –Psalm 118:24 NIV More than once, I have found myself leaning against a sand fence and thoughtfully staring at the ocean into the distance. I wonder if there was someone on the other side staring back at me with a heart full of hopes and dreams, too! It is a great past ti...
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Beachcombing

July 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. -Psalm 16:11 NIV A beachcomber, according to the dictionary is defined this way, ”a drifter or loafer usually by the seacoast”. Is that all it says? They left out the part about having fun, getting exercise and...
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Sandbar

July 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. -Mark 11:24-25 NIV A sandbar is a submerged or partly submerged ridge of sand that is formed along th...
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July

July 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near -Mark 13:28 NIV The scenes of summer are everywhere. Lots of traffic converging to the Outer Banks as vacationers arrive with great anticipation. Vegetable stands, one after the other, line the journey to the shore with...
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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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