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Sally Kennedy

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"In the morning, O LORD, I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation." (Psalm 5:3) "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you." (Psalm 32:8) Saturday mornings, when our kids were growing up, were often...

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A Thing of the Heart

"Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7) It couldn't be this season again. "Already?", I questioned. "Seems like just a month ago we celebrated this holiday. Can't be a year has passed!" There would be some extra planning...

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20/20 Vision

"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face." (1 Corinthians 13:12) There it was, all shiny and new, attached to the wall by the bathroom counter. My husband had kindly put up the oversize magnifying mirror I'd bought. Now I could...

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Why?

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace." (John 16:33) If I live to be a hundred there are ssome things I will never understand. Why do some people live through illnesses and some die? Why do some people have debilitating diseases and others...

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When Reality Changes…

It is holiday time, and with more than one friend going through, well, basically - the pits, I've had some extra things on my mind, and prayer list. There was something else prepared to send out this week in Irish Thursdays messages, however I felt impressed to say a...

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Watering Hole

"... how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him." (Luke 11:13) At the tiptop of the coconut palm trees out back, squirrels build their nests down in the fronds. One morning I watched one of the squirrels scramble down the palm...

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Upside Down

"I am the Lord, and I do not change." (Malachi 3:6) "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you." (Psalm 89:14) Have you ever lain on the grass and looked at all the stars when it’s really dark outside?...

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T-Shirt City

"How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered. I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!" (Psalm 139:17,18) T-shirt City. That’s the corner of the closet where our T-shirts live, quite a few in fact. Some of the citizens of...

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The Best Knot Name

"Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me." (Psalm 50:15) In the Florida Keys there’s a landmark bait and tackle shop named Capt. Hook’s. It’s crammed full of fishing items and eclectic paraphernalia. Small signs dot the walls,...

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Smooth Stones

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb." (Revelation 22:1) One of the earliest sunday school stories I recall hearing is the one about David and Goliath. David, shepherd boy, who...

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