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©. 

The Window

September 20, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. -Matthew 13:16 ESV Looking through a window I see opportunity, a variety of shapes and colors. It stirs the adventure up in me to see beyond my four walls. What’s going on out there? Is the day bright and sunny or it is a cloud streaked sky with vibrant colors reflecting off th...
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The Dinner Table

September 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. -Matthew 18:20 ESV The dinner table is the heart of the family. Not only meals are served there but important conversations are had. It is where manners and life lessons are learned. The family bonds and shares together. Everyone learns to listen. The shy learn to speak. There...
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Reflecting

September 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 (NIV) One day I decided to get creative with my new camera. The afternoon sun was fading fast and there was little light left. Everyone was taking straight on photos of the lighthouse and it was crowded. I...
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Hope

September 02, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. –Psalm 25:4-5 NIV There is the little child that resides in each of us. In our pockets we tuck away our special hopes and dreams. Some we may share with others and some we may keep to ourselves. One de...
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School

August 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways –Psalm 91:11 NIV It is that time again. Summer is coming to a close and it is time to buckle down for a new school year. I remember fondly the days of trying to understand my kids’ bus schedule, shopping for their back to school clothes, getting them fresh haircuts and pac...
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The Unexpected

August 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 Many of us are planners and live by our calendars. We know where we are supposed to be and what we are supposed to be doing on any given day. With all of our organization and planning many of us consider ourse...
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Pelican

August 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. Proverbs 3: 25-26 The Pelican is most graceful in flight but can be a little awkward on land. They are magnificent birds to watch as they circle around in large numbers in search of food. Fly...
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Summer Heat

August 05, 2021  •  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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