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Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.


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~The Ocean Series~ How about those Lifeguards?

My hubby and I were walking along the beach one balmy evening.  The wind had picked up quite a bit, there was a tropical depression headed our way.  We could not see it, but we could feel the change!

And as you would imagine, the people out in the ocean loved it…even though those red flags were flying high.  Many people just don’t heed warnings that are right in front of them.  They would rather believe that it “could never happen to them.”  Most of us have been in those situations one time or another. Continue reading

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~The Ocean Series~ Beach Umbrellas

Most of the time when we make the track down to the beach to sit oceanside, we take our beach umbrellas.  And I have taken many pictures with the ones that match lined up on the beach like students in the line to go to the cafeteria. And I especially love to see all the different colored ones splattered against that shoreline.

But more times than I care to count…the beach umbrella gets caught by a gust of wind….and there is goes, tumbling over itself like it was a tumbleweed in the desert! My husband thought he had turned it far enough in the sand to stay, but alas….it is never enough! Even the pros have trouble with the right gust!

It is like living the Christian life.  It is never enough!  You can press in, work harder, lead VBS, feed the hungry, have daily Bible studies, sing in the choir…and it would never be “enough.” Continue reading


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~The Ocean Series~ The Leaning Palm Tree

The large palm tree’s fronds rustle as the tree sways in the gentle breeze.  It curtsies as the wind blows near the coast.  

Have you ever wondered why palm trees bend toward the water?  Apparently it is for several reasons.  One is “phototropism.”  The trees reach for as much light as possible.  Water reflects the light, so the trees reach for as much light as they can get!.  Also leaning towards the water aids in reproduction because the current can carry the seeds away for dispersal.

Do we lean toward the light?  Do we want as much light as possible? Or do we turn away from the light because it might expose the darkness we find ourselves in? Continue reading