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Sally Kennedy

Rough Waters

"He ... rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm." (Luke 8:25) Recently my husband was in Marathon, FL, ‘the heart of the beautiful Florida Keys’, for a fishing trip with some guys. He said it was windy and really rough out. I could...

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Rootbound

"So ... that you, being rooted and grounded in love ... know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:17,19) A great many years ago I purchased a couple of small potted green houseplants and hung...

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Restoration

"'I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the Lord." (Jeremiah 30:17) "Come to me and I will give you rest" (Mathew 11:28) Thick dust covered the hand-hewn ridges along the sides of the cupboard. Just an old junky looking piece of furniture....

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Repetition

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above...

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Pouring Out

"God…can…pour out showers of blessing to refresh you." (Acts 3:19) “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring…”, a children’s rhyme. Well, rain it did last night; in fact the heavens opened and it absolutely poured. Moisture must have literally gushed from...

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Over and Around

"This is what the LORD says—he who made a way through the sea . . . I am making a way in the wilderness." (Isaiah 43:16, 19) The river was higher than usual. A great amount of rainfall through the year had caused it to swell its banks. This fall the water wasn’t...

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OUtside the Box

"Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, 'Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.' And God granted his request." (1 Chronicles 4:10) It was great to be away on vacation, away...

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Locked Doors

"Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them (again) and said, 'Peace be with you!'" (John 20:26) The door slammed shut. We were having dinner, and even with the animated chatter I could hear it bang closed. When we have family get-togethers, it’s a...

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It Looks so Real

"Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:29) A few people drifted into the kitchen before the meeting, commenting one after another about the plant on the counter. “I can’t believe that’s real!”...

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In the Midst

"From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I." (Psalm 61:2) "He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul." (Psalm 23:2b, 3a) The river was singing a bit louder this morning due to some badly needed...

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