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~ Buoys with a Purpose

I just love sitting on the beach facing the ocean. I can literally do it for hours. It is so many things to people. Sometimes I like looking out at that huge expanse and seeing all the things in it, and imagining what is underneath the surface.

The “buoys” bobbing in the water fascinate me. Sometimes there are birds sitting on top of them. They usually look worn because they have been there for a while.

This is a true definition of the noun, “Buoy”: a distinctively shaped and marked float, sometimes carrying a signal or signals, anchored to mark a channel, anchorage, navigational hazard, etc., or to provide a mooring place away from the shore. Continue reading


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~The Ocean Series~ Sand Castles

Sand….good qualities out weigh the bad (as long as there are not cats around). Our family always loved building sandcastles.  One year we all worked hard to make a fort full of castles. It had a moat, and a draw bridge over that moat! It took all day and we all put our hearts in to it!

People walked by and admired it. Some chatted, others took pictures. This was a FORT.sandcastle-beach_300

Looking at our finished work with pride, we decided it was time for dinner. We did not really want to leave, we wanted to protect it. But the reality of its disappearance was in the future and we all dreaded it.

We came back from dinner and took a walk on the beach to see if the fort had survived. It had…it was intact! There was hope! Continue reading


~The Ocean Series~The Lighthouse


The pressures of this world can pull us away from the true source of life. It is not an excuse, just what happens sometimes. There are deadlines, problems with children, elderly parents, work;  just life in general. No Christian purposely puts God aside. We can talk to Him all day, every day. The problem is when we try to get through the things on our own.
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