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Sally Kennedy

Wisdom and Direction

"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5) You do not have because you do not ask God. You don't have what you want because you don't ask God for it. James 4:2 With us,...

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Taste Test

"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." (Psalm 34:8) We pulled into a packed parking lot and looked for a slot. This particular turnpike stop had an eye-catching fruit stand out front. The salesperson encouraged me as she...

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"'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) Do you like surprises? Some do, some don't. My husband, not too much. He likes a plan and knowing what comes...

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Stairs to Nowhere

"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless." (2 Samuel 22:31 and Psalm 18:30) The wooden stairs appeared to lead up off the decking to something beyond, but what? Thick brushy mangroves bulged around the edges of the planking. As far as I could...

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Speaking Their Language

"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 reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the...

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Something in the Water

"If you knew the gift of would have asked him and he would have given you living water." (John 4:10) Large clumps of fuschia colored flowers are planted in the round clay pots on our back deck. They are hardy, as well as butterfly attractors. Yesterday...

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Take it With You

"And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way." (Ephesians...

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Little Pogo Sticks

"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24) The happy flock of sparrows were jumping and hopping as if they were on little pogo sticks. They were, indeed, having a fun afternoon in the sun outside the coffee shop. The...

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How Strong are You?

The small squirrel, scurrying like crazy to get out of our way on the walkway, holding onto a good-sized pine cone; he wasn't about to lose his treasure! Amazing that he could grasp and drag something almost as large as he was. And how many times have you seen an ant,...

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High Road

"Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. And the God of peace will be with you." (Philippians 4:8-9) The guidebook...

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