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Sally Kennedy

Staying the Course

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9) I've never run a marathon but my self-proclaimed ‘couch potato' friend is about to run her first race at the age of sixty. "It's for a good...

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Pools

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28) One evening while we were away it rained. Loads of rain. Lots of thunder and lightning. This morning the river seemed to be hustling along more rapidly than yesterday. From the...

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My Father’s Hands

"You received the Spirit of sonship (adoption), and by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.'" (Romans 8:15) Long fingers, veins bulging a bit on the backs, knuckles slightly swollen, brown spots and other tell-tale aging signs. "These hands look like someone else's hands," I...

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The List

"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." (Matthew 6:3) I was looking over the list, the never ending ‘To Do’ list. Crossing things off, adding things, rearranging tasks according to today’s priorities....

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Just for Today

"The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning." (Lamentations 3:22-23) The luscious looking double apricot hibiscus bloom was so beautiful to see that morning. The sun's rays were...

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How You Say It

"O Lord God, You are God, and your words are truth." (Samuel 7:28) As I was getting a dish of the strawberries for my young granddaughter, I was thinking to myself, "I got these beautiful large strawberries on sale and they've been in the refrigerator for over a week....

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Grab On

"The Lord made you; He formed you in the womb and he will help you." (Isaiah 44:2) "For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand." (Isaiah 41:13) The vine was going crazy. it was growing so fast and looking for something to grab onto all the time. Thin...

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Going Along

God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you." (Hebrews 13:5) She wasn't much bigger than a pint of peanuts when she got a tricycle. Her dad taught her how to ride it. Next came a bicycle with training wheels. Her dad helped her learn to ride that,...

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Focus

"O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8:1) One summer my husband and had the opportunity to travel to the emerald isle. The camera was attached to my wrist, where it was handy, since there was one great shot after another. On this...

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Didn’t see THAT Coming

"But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened...

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