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©. 

Surf Casting

October 20, 2021  •  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 so...
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Pressing Through

October 20, 2021  •  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 u...
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Listening

October 13, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. -Proverbs 23:19 NIV I love the sounds of the beach! The crashing waves, the gulls sqwaking overhead. The jingle of shells in my pocket and the squeals of children playing by the shore. Even the sound of a squeeky back door that slams in the wind is music to my ears. A drippy outd...
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Harvest

October 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. -1 Corinthians 3:6-7 NIV A Saturday ride out to a pumpkin patch seems to kick off the season for me. The cooler temperatures are allowing summer flowers to surge in color once more before the...
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October

September 30, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. –Psalm 28:7 NIV October is a wonderful time to be at the beach in my opinion. The days are shorter, the nights are cooler. Goldenrod is in full bloom with its mustard colored flowers growing wild here and...
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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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