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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©. 

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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Easter

April 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. -Romans 10:9-10. What does Easter mean to you? Some will focus on the Easter bunny, feasts and chocolat...
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The Wind

April 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are e...
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Friends

March 30, 2017  •  1 Comment
This is my commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. John 15:12-13 Amp The definition of a friend is a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. It is nice to have a friend. S...
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Love Is All

March 22, 2017  •  1 Comment
Let all that you do be done in love.-1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV A dear family friend recently passed and left a huge void in many lives, especially mine. She knew me from birth and I considered her a second mother. We shared many laughs, tears and joys along the way. She was safe, wise and encouraging. In her cards or letters, she always closed by...
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Gifts

December 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
​ Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. -Luke 6:38 NIV When I come over the dune to the ocean, I see gifts everywhere...like whole shells, pieces of driftwood, a sandcastle left from the day b...
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Finding Our Christmas Joy

December 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. -Psalm 30:11 NIV Tis the season to be jolly. And I admit to feeling that way this year. But I am also aware that maybe not everyone is feeling as joyous this Christmas for one reason or another. Tightened finances may keep families apart due to the expense of tra...
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Christmas Wreath

December 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
​ Photo courtesy of Liz Brown 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 belie...
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