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Sally Kennedy

In One Basket

Sarah was a cheerful, pleasant, person, who worked hard to communicate in a culture that was quite foreign to her. She read books to learn the language, watched TV to study the vernacular. She hired out to families, taking care of babies as a newborn-nurse. This young...

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"Jesus answered her, 'If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.'" (John 4:10) "Jesus answered and said to her, 'Whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: But whoever...

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Holding on to the “B”

"The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." (Deuteronomy 31:8) On a family vacation, our youngest grandson proudly wore his new western hat that was nearly half the size of him. He...

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Giant of the Day

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10) It's no doubt true that most people are facing a giant of some sort each day. You may have...

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Getting it Just Right

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Philippians 4:6) My husband enjoys relaxing in the living room once in awhile and listening to me play the piano. Amateur though it is, I...

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Forcing the Bloom

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Several days had passed since I bought the beautiful large, plump rose. I cut the stem at an angle, under water as the directions suggested. Then I placed it in a special bud vase, and set it on my...

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"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide...

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Clay Flowerpots

"As the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand." (Jeremiah 18:6b) “Hmm, this flower should be growing like crazy, with all this rain lately”, I mused. Sure enough, it had been raining and raining, so with plenty of summer sunshine to go with it, the plant...

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"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:7) Uh oh. It was beginning to get bumpy. Fifteen or twenty thousand feet above the earth, our commuter plane was experiencing turbulence. “Everyone, please...

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