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Sally Kennedy

The Candy Shelves

"You are precious and honored in my sight, and... I love you." (Isaiah 43:4) She was waiting for her mom there in the drugstore, standing near the cash register with her eyes glued to the candy shelves. She was maybe 5 or 6. For that little girl, paradise was just a...

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String us Together

"I pray …. That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you." (John 17:20,21) A couple buttons snapped off in the laundry. As I was sewing them back on I began to think about how the Holy Spirit uses a sewing stitch to ‘string’ together the...

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Pockets

I love pockets. When clothes shopping, I think twice about purchasing pants that have no pockets. I like aprons with pockets. And terry cloth bathrobes that have roomy pockets. They are handy for everything from paper towels to hamsters. When one of our sons was...

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On Top of the World

"O Sovereign Lord, you have only begun to show your greatness and the strength of your hand to me, your servant. Is there any god in heaven or on earth who can perform such great and mighty deeds as you do?" (Deuteronomy 3:24) Don’t you love being ‘on top of the...

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Drought Survival

"This is what the LORD says…… 'blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries...

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Double Rainbows

"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. Christy...

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Broom-Swept Skies

"Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world." (1 John 4:4) We were gliding through the skies somewhere south of Atlanta. I was seated by a window, and with the morning’s clear visibilty the patchwork farmland below was an extraordinary sight. Moisture...

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Coming Back

"Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." (Colossians 2:6-7) The plant that “would grow anywhere” looked dead as a doornail. The...

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