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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©. 

Erosion

July 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. - Ephesians 6:1-4 Just wat...
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Quiet Time

July 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! -Psalm 150:6 Make time for it. Schedule it on your calendar if you must. Walk the beach alone. Find a bench in the park. There are a number of things you can do to find quiet time. Why is it so important? It is a time to recharge and it is mentally healthy to clear your mind of all t...
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The Ocean

July 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. - Psalm 145:3 NIV. The ocean has a hold on me. It is so powerful. I have a large amount of respect for what it can do when unleashed. The waves that pound the shore in rhythmic fashion remind me of a strong heartbeat…some days beating faster than others. Going to sit b...
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July

July 19, 2018  •  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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Limits

July 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." -Matthew 19:26 NIV When our children were small we definitely had to set limits for them. At the beach, they wanted to wander off and take walks. We either had to go with them or when they got older we would say, “You can walk to the pier and t...
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A New Day

July 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
T he steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV sunrise brings with it hope for the new day. Photographers like to rise early to catch a glimpse of that first morning light. They will say that no two days are the same and they are right.
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Broken Shell

July 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. –Luke 6:37 NIV When taking walks along the shore, the tendency has been to fill my pockets with only the perfect shells. Especially the shiny ones that are perfectly ridged and shaped for display at home. Yes, the perfec...
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June

July 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest”. –Exodus 33:14 NIV The month of June has come quickly this year. It’s been a favorite month of many for a lot of reasons. The children love it because it signals the end of school and the beginning of summer. Families pack up for vacations that they have saved all year fo...
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