Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island

The last few years our family has enjoyed traveling to new places. That’s how we discovered Georgia’s Gold Coast and the little gem that is Jekyll Island. Florida is a wonderful vacation destination, but when you’re traveling from here to the St. Pete area of Florida’s coast you can do with a layover. Some friends of ours strongly recommended the Brunswick area as a good spot to stay the night, so we found a convenient (to our wallet and the…

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A comfort in troubled times…

A comfort in troubled times…

In times of tragedy, fear, and uncertainty I am so thankful our Father in Heaven is here for us. May we all be able to say, “It is well…” Trusting in the one who knows the ending.

Another heartbreaking night in our country…

Another heartbreaking night in our country…

Tonight as I sit here, there are riots going on in several major cities. Police officers have been shot and three have been killed in one city. Two men, one in the south, one in the north, both black, were killed by police officers a few days earlier. So much hurt. So much anger. So much fear. I cannot fathom what it means to live as a black male. I cannot comprehend what it is like to put on a…

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Words…

Words…

A few years ago as I was having some quiet time with God one word kept coming up in my thoughts as I studied over a few weeks. As it continually seemed to pop up I decided to write it on a sticky note and leave it on my refrigerator as a reminder. It kind of became my word for the year. Interestingly, as time has gone on I have added one word to the list at different times each…

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Life right now…

Life right now…

I’ve been silent for a long time because life has been busy, and when I had time to write I didn’t feel like I had anything to say. But the last couple of days I’ve been mulling over something, and I guess this is my mea culpa. I have blown it big time, and in one of the most important ways that count. Let me start out by saying I like to think I am a nice person, but truthfully…

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Looking forward…

Looking forward…

The honeymoon is over. We’re on our third week of school, and I think we are beginning to settle into things ever so slowly. Mondays are definitely the hardest. Pretty much every Monday morning at some point one of the kids gets in a really bad mood because they are frustrated with something, and one of us inevitably ends up in tears. There you have it. The ugly truth about homeschooling. It’s not all smiles, politeness, and field trips. At…

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Always…

Always…

Some Mondays are better than others. This is one of them (as of now anyway). It’s overcast while the off and on mist keeps the air slightly cool. The birds are singing in the distance as I sip my morning coffee. It’s the wonderful stillness before the hectic activities of the day get started. As I was getting ready this morning I checked Facebook (like just about every other person on the planet), and I saw this post. 28 years…

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The day after….

The day after….

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Throughout the week leading up to it, the news has been about Fifty Shades of Grey, how celebrities are keeping their marriages strong, and what a guy can get his girl for the big day. My sweet husband has been worried the whole time because he didn’t know what to get me. All the while, I am looking forward to the day because he’s already, unknowingly, told me I was going to get the one present…

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Some comforting words from Ezekiel: As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and…

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Growing up…

Growing up…

This weekend has been fun, but weird. Our two oldest boys went on a youth retreat with the church we have been visiting the last couple of months. The two youngest hung out at home with us. It feels so different not having the boys with us. I know they are growing up, and I’m glad they went, it’s just… they’re growing up. I’m so proud, but it feels like everyday I’m getting slapped with the knowledge our days as…

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