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Sally Kennedy

Come up to Higher Ground

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30) Often, as I...

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Strong and Resilient

"Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong." (Ephesians 3:1 NLT) "Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him." (Colossians 2:7 NLT) When the rains subsided and the sun peeked out, roots of the mangroves were clearly...

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Full Color

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things..." (Revelation 4:11 NIV) What a great summer day it had been. An extraordinarily clear and deep blue sky, backlit with blindingly bright sunshine; the perfect combo to...

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The Ordinary Extraordinaire

"In everything give thanks." (1 Thessalonians 5:18) The ordinary, ho-hum everyday, something that's so easy to take for granted. Mountain-top experiences are wonderful but life is lived in the plains and valleys. It's practically impossible to overestimate the...

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The Other Road

"The Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, says: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is good and leads you along the paths you should follow." (Isaiah 48:17) The guide book said it was an easy hike around the lake, where the flat path hugged the...

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Winds of Change

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." (Hebrews 3:8) A few years back change was brewing in our home. We had enjoyed a season of peace and calm without any crises. However change was in the wind. Circumstances were stirring with my husband's job....

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Waiting

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." (Psalm 27:14) The pelican duo paddled in place, bobbing in the canal. They were waiting in anticipation, expecting that scraps would be soon be swept from the fish cleaning board into the water. It...

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Walking Shoes

"…and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace." (Ephesians 6:15) My husband is not a shopper. But the sneakers he'd had for a long time had seen their day. He decided to bite the bullet and go for it, make a trip to the store and...

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Unexpected

"Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always." (Psalm 105:4) Things didn’t go quite like I’d planned. "Imagine that,” I mused. Well, if there is one thing in life we can be certain of it’s change. Nothing stays the same for very long. The names for our...

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To-Do-List

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else... 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 tasks, rearranging the items according to today's priorities. "There is no end...

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