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Sally Kennedy

Determined

"Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us...let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith." (Hebrews 12:1-2) It was a hot, cloudless morning. As I was waking up, enjoying a cup of coffee, my attention was drawn to the bird feeder...

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Come and See

"Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, 'We have found the Messiah' (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. Philip,...

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Unwrapping the Gifts

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift." (2 Corinthians 9:15) Neighbors down the street had put up Christmas lights and decorations early. Driving by, I saw a man gently and lovingly unwrap the figure of the Christ child, and place it in the Nativity scene there...

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Taking Time

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Snow-on-the-mountain shrubs are beautiful when sporting new growth. The leaves unfurl pink and white before turning deep green. Unfortunately our lovely bushes looked like spindly sticks fit for...

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Seeking Understanding

"For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way..." (Hebrews 2:17) When I was younger, and my Mom would be trying to get a point across, she would say, "Someday when you are a mother, you will understand." These days my daughter will occasionally say...

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Only Him

"My soul finds rest in God alone...my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken...he is my refuge." (Psalm 62:1-7) We were visitors and arrived a little before the service started at a church downtown. We slid...

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On Board

"the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:9) We had been in the midst of a tropical depression. Lots of gray, soggy clouds were sitting there not going anywhere. Day after day the rains...

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My Plans

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take." (Proverbs 3:5-6) "The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps." (Proverbs 16:9, Proverbs 20:24)...

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Major and Minor

"Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are? If God cares so wonderfully for (these)...he will certainly care for you." (Matthew 6:26.30) By late...

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The Lighthouse Still Stands

"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'" (John 8:12) A few years ago the Florida Keys were devastated by a severe hurricane. It was shocking and terrible to see...

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