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©. 

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  •  1 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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The Sunny Side

May 02, 2017  •  1 Comment
The tree grew and became strong, and its top reached to heaven, and it was visible to the end of the whole earth. –Daniel 4:11 ESV Have you ever seen the sun shining on one side of the street and on the other side it is raining? I don’t know what it is called but I have witnessed it many times. All it takes to leave the rain and step into the sun...
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Climbing to the Top

April 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Climbing to the Top Do what the Lord your God commands and follow his teachings. Obey everything written in the Law of Moses. Then you will be a success, no matter what you do or where you go”. - 1 Kings 2:3 CEV It was last year about this time that we took a trip with friends to the beach. We called our adventure the “Lighthouse Tour” becaus...
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Always

April 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions an...
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