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Sally Kennedy

Pursuing Peace

"Seek peace and pursue it." (1 Peter 3:11b, Psalm 34:14b) A commentary I once read said that resentment comes from a Latin word, resentir, meaning to feel over and over again. Resentment can be repeatedly re-experiencing unforgiven resentments. Along these lines,...

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R & R

"He is my mighty rock, my refuge." (Psalm 62:7) We were getting ready to go away for a weekend. During the steamy tropical fall months it is a treat for us to visit a cooler climate. I was thinking, "R & R", yes! Rest and Relaxation was what I had in mind, maybe...

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Over it, Around It

"I will go before you and will level the mountains" (Isaiah 45:2) "I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." (Isaiah 43:19) "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." (Exodus 33:14) So the blob of ant poison was right smack in the...

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Pooling and Pouring

"Be still, and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10) The hike up through Stagecoach Trail was worth it. We were rewarded with a spectacular at over ten thousand feet. Still, we weren’t above the timberline. ‘Older than dirt’ towering pines and spruces dotted the...

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Only to Him

"My soul finds rest in God alone...my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken…he is my refuge." (Psalm 62:1-7) We were visiting from out of town and arrived a little before the service started at a church...

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One Foot In

"If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown...

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Next on the List

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." (Matthew 6:33) I was looking over the list, the never ending "To Do" list. Crossing things off, adding things, rearranging the list according to today's...

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Many in One

"For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6) During a trip to visit relatives we drove to a house on the edge...

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Minute Vacation

"I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint." (Jeremiah 31:25) "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." (1 Chronicles 16:34, Psalm 106:1, Psalm 107:1, Psalm 118:1, Psalm 136:1, Jeremiah 33:11) It is good to take time to "stop and smell...

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Magic Mirrors

"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." (1 Corinthians 13:12) “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” In the Disney children's...

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