“Reflections by the Sea” is a unique devotional that incorporates beach, seaside, ocean type photography, scripture and a practical application in today’s world using God’s principles. It is a blueprint for living a better life, being conscious of our obedience to Him and His Word in our everyday struggles, but not in an overbearing way.
“Reflections by the Sea” originated in 2002 as a weekly newspaper column on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In 2005, the column also went on the internet. “Reflections by the Sea” is easy reading. The writing and photography show God in a loving light with hope for all. The reflections are real, filled with everyday feelings and emotions, taking place in peaceful settings that everyone can understand and relate to, ending in an inspirational, uplifting message.
About the Author
A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Betsy Ore Glass and her husband of 36 years, Keith, raised two children, Elizabeth and Marty. In the year 2000, after a 30-year career in advertising, she began taking photographs for fun. The hobby turned into a passion, and before long, Betsy was contributing photographs to eastern North Carolina newspapers. Betsy’s photography was useful in documenting Hurricane Isabel’s devastation on the East Coast and caught the attention of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the North Carolina Sea Grant Association. For Betsy, taking photographs of any beach is pure joy, particularly if it includes old-style cottages and sand fences.
More than eight years ago, Betsy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Although fully recovered now and resuming her life, it was a time of reflection. Her thoughts and memories of the beach, both as a child and as an adult, led her to begin to write “Reflections by the Sea” to give to her children as a roadmap for an upright, inspirational life. Then Betsy added something unique to her Reflections—her photography.
Betsy believes this gift of writing and photography is God-given and feels led to use her life experiences and faith to share God's blessings with others.