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Sally Kennedy

Everything That Has Breath

"Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD." (Psalm 150:6) One Sunday, in early December last year, we drove up to a small town in the northern part of the state. As we pulled in the little church came into view. Some paint was needed, but its...

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Drippy and Drizzly

"The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says, 'Only in returning to me and waiting for me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.'" (Isaiah 30:15) Sounds like the two dwarfs who didn’t make the cut for the snow white movie. Drippy and...

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Chattering

"Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen." (Psalm 72:18,19) The morning dawned bright and clear. We'd barely gotten onto the...

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Call to Me

‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' (Jeremiah 33:3) "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." (Psalm 145:18) We could hear it before we could see it. One lone goose,...

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Castles in the Sand

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” (Matt 6:19,21) Before the sun was up too high in the heavens, and it...

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Beautiful Feet

"How beautiful .. are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation." (Isaiah 52:7) At a shopping mall, I noticed a sign in a window, “Let us make your feet beautiful.” Spring’s past end and Summer’s now....

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Overly Stressed and Stretched

"For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.  I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings." (Ps 61:3-4 NIV) The young owl was venturing out on his own, enjoying the sunshine and soft breeze. He sat stock...

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Sentinel

"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."  (Psalm 4:8) A large, lone pelican was perched on his post, seeming to appropriate the sentinel role overseeing and guarding his territory. Earlier that week two persons I know...

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Promises

"I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth." (Genesis 9:13) We were on our way to a business meeting. The morning was dismally gray and rush hour traffic was still bumper-to-bumper on the interstate. My...

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In a Hurry

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Things can change in a hurry. The first week of September, the narrow white-trunked aspen trees were very green due to a long wet summer season. Three days later, they...

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