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Sally Kennedy

Hole in the Center

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." (Psalm 147:3) The tree was smack downtown surrounded by a lot of concrete, stores, and cars, with roots going down into a tiny patch of dirt by the street. Right in the middle of the trunk was a hole, apparently...

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Hanging by a Thread

"You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me." (Psalm 139:5) My grandmother taught me how to hem. I remember it being as difficult to learn as tying shoelaces, my fingers feeling thick and clumsy. I wanted to learn to sew, however, so I kept...

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For Sure

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" (Jeremiah 29:11) It definitely looked like winter...the foliage was off the trees, the bushes were bare, and things looked...

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Faith-Trust

"'Have faith in God,' Jesus answered." (Mark 11:22) "The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!'" (Luke 17:5) "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." (Psalm 20:7) "They're so far away. And things seem to be...

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Elusive

"...may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you." (Psalm 40:16 and Psalm 70:4) How difficult it was to be still long enough for one of the beautiful butterflies to land on the back of my granddaughter's hand! She desperately wanted one of these elusive creatures...

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Closings

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" (Jeremiah 29:11) I had felt like life is just one big series of closings. Dissolution of the corporation that year played out...

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Communication

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth,...

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Close-Up

"I am the Lord...I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." (Isaiah 43:16-19) This past Sunday we were challenged to look inwardly, honestly...

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Camo

"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight." (Hebrews 4:13) We were on the back porch. A holiday morning, not much stirring yet. I was slowly waking, cradling a steaming mug of coffee, when my husband asked, "Do you see what's in the tree?" I strained to...

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Written

"Clearly, you are a letter...This 'letter' is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts." (2 Corinthians 3:3) Writing letters has been becoming a thing of the past. Email, texts, and...

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