Sunday, August 30, 2015

discovery cove ~ yesterday

 
My only regret is that I did not ride the dolphin
at Discovery Cove yesterday.
I opted out and regret,
but such is life.
 
This was our first time at "the cove,"
and it certainly was all the wonderful we had heard.
 
The picture above is right before we left...
the rain came about 3pm
and ran us away.
I had just gotten out of the lazy river
where we floated away life's cares and stresses.
My hair was still dripping wet.
 
Jake and Eli stayed in their wetsuits all day long.
There was scubering,
the bird aviary,
the dolphin swim,
the lazy river,
free food and snacks all day,
hammocks and lounge chairs,
clear blue water and white sandy beaches.
We found paradise....again.
 
It was one of those days
 that I will relive over and over
 in my heart and my head.
 
Thank you Mark & Amanda
for making it happen.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

We're going where she is going


We will drive down 
and meet up with her sometime around
Monday or thereabouts.
Interesting that her name is Erika...
someone very dear to us.

Keep a close watch on where she's going
and that's where we will be.
(Lord willing)

We may be swimming alongside the dolphins (literally)
with Jake and Eli at Discovery Cove
or maybe we'll be at the
The Magic Kingdom
running with Mickey and friends.

Hopefully, this little storm will keep crowds away
and afford us some much needed cooler temps.

You know how much I love storms....
I could not be more excited!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

except for the beautiful sunset


Everybody likes to go to Harbor Town over on Hilton Head.
There is the lighthouse,
the red rocking chairs,
all of those big floating palaces.
There is the dock,
 great restaurants,
 little shops,
a playground.
We have watched them light the Christmas tree,
and listened to the man sing 
under the big oak tree.
We have ridden our bikes there
and walked all around.
It is truly a fascinating little piece of property.

This picture shows what Harbor Town
looked like before....
before anything was there except for the
beautiful sunset.

I thought you would like to see this.
I can't stop looking at it.
So here it is on my blog tonight
so that I won't lose it somewhere
and never see it again.

Hope you had a happy day.
I sure did.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

so i won't forget


There is God and His son Jesus Christ....
and there is the Holy Spirit.
These three people are distinct but they are one God.
They are known as the Trinity.
The Bible is where their story is told.
Just before Jesus was crucified
He told his disciples,......
"I tell you the truth....
 It is to your advantage that I go away;
 for if I do not go away, 
the Comforter will not come to you;
 but if I depart, 
I will send Him to you."  
John 16:7

The Comforter is the Holy Spirit
and He resides in everyone who is a believer.

"I must always remember that the Holy Spirit is a Person,
I must always recognize the fact that this Person is within me.

It is a very good thing for Christians,
the moment they wake up in the morning,,
to say to themselves.....
'I am a child of God.
My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit;
I have this gracious guest within me.
Wherever I am today or whatever I may be doing,
the Holy Spirit will be with me.
I am not alone,
I do not live an isolated life.
there is nothing that I can do or that can happen to me
but that the Holy Spirit is a sharer in it.'

If we but walked with that realization uppermost in our minds,
it would transform everything."

Assurance of Salvation
Martyn L Jones.

I read this today.
I want to meditate on it and make it a part of my mind.
I wrote it here,
so that I won't forget this truth.
cc



Monday, August 24, 2015

sweetness....


She had just gotten up.
Her beautiful eyes were still puffy from sleep.
Lucy always comes and sits with me in my big white chair
first thing in the morning.
She had her Puppy and her Lily.
Lily is a blanket that my dad gave me.
He got it free from the countless charities to which he gave money.
She has claimed it as her own.
We sit together for a while and talk
before getting on with our day.
Times like these, you know, are priceless.

She and I have been going to sewing lessons all summer.
On Saturday past,
I thought for sure that she would
finish the apron she has been working on so diligently,
but it was not to be.
On Saturday,
Mel, the wiener dog was there at the sewing studio.
Mel, the wiener dog, as lovable as he was,
became a huge distraction.
He took a liking to Lucy and she to him.
before the two hour lesson was over, they were bonded together
like glue.
The apron remained unfinished.
I thought sure I would be modeling it for you by now!!!
Watching Lucy with Mel was the best
I found all of this hugely enjoyable.



I ~ Love ~ Lucy!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Our new church building


Simple yet beautiful.
God was glorified here today.

I will write more in a little bit.
A really huge thunderstorm is moving in
and I want to watch it from the porch.

Great Storm...
and we met David and Erika and the kiddos
at the Mexican restaurant
to talk about the first day in the new building.

Community Bible Church of Savannah
had humble beginnings.
It has grown in under ten years
from 30 people meeting at Johnny Harris Restaurant
to over 1,500 at the two services this morning.
God has truly blessed.

People of all ages gathered to praise our Lord,
to worship Him in song,
to hear His word proclaimed,
to fellowship,
to serve,
to be among other like-minded believers.

The room has no adornment at all
except for the striking plain glass windows
that point our eyes  heavenward...
to the One who gave His all.

Thankful for God's blessings,
for providing this place
for us to worship.

Bubba and I have spent the last few months
 attending the Saturday evening service.
It was good to be back with our family
 worshiping together today.

"And let us consider one another 
in order to stir up love and good works, 
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,
as is the manner of some,
but exhorting one another,
and so much the more 
as you see the Day approaching."
Hebrews 10:24&25





Thursday, August 20, 2015

flowers on my table


Today is like any other day......
Sin is present,
grace is required,
Jesus is your hope,
your future is secure in Him,
there is reason to continue.

from a friend

"For I am persuaded 
that neither death nor life, 
nor angels nor principalities nor powers,
 nor things present nor things to come.
 nor height nor depth,
 nor any other created thing,
 shall be able to separate us from the love of God 
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
 Romans 8:38&39

Meditate constantly on the beauty of the truth.
It will change your life.