Road Trip….First Stop…Chincoteague

I’ve been on this widow’s journey of mine almost 32 months now….A few weeks ago I embarked on another road trip…this one a solo trip back up to PA, my first time back since leaving there April 2017.

Knowing I wouldn’t be able to make the drive all in one day, I made a short 36 hour pit stop on Chincoteague…..the sunrises were there to welcome me back, as were our neighbors, who’s island cottage I’m blessed to call my home away from home……….

How Blessed a woman I am..to have called this place home..where I scattered Jim’s ashes and I can visit whenever I feel the need to

My favorite time of day ☀️

Front porching it ☕️

What a gift to spend time on the front porch with this guy…My Jim’s second best friend

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Road Trip…Charleston’s Angel Oak Tree 🌳

Back from a road trip..my first ‘girlfriend’s’ hit the road trip, reconnected with  a dear friend I haven’t seen in 13 years…our destination, Charleston, to visit the Angel Oak Tree. We had our own reasons for the visit…even with the changes the last 13 years have had on our own personal lives, we still fit 😊

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Jersey Girls and Oak Trees 💚

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Many people are struggling because they have not used what God has given them. God gives you an acorn; you invest it and it will become a tree! Stop praying for trees while acorns are lying all over the ground. God answered your prayer for the tree when He sent you the acorn. Your creative ideas are acorns from which mighty trees emerge. Your talent is given to you to be multiplied. ~TB~

 

Pollenpocalypse: It’s Springtime in the South

 

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Spring has sprung!! While some of my flora is blooming, we are experiencing an epic event of huge proportion……

Pollenpocalyse in North Carolina

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#Brandon Gilchrist #pollenpocalypse

 

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Pollen Season

Thankfully, I seem to be immune (she says while knocking on her head(wood!). So while cutting the grass for the first time this season, I’m enjoying my front yard blooms. 

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Eye Dr. cleared my for ‘normal’ activity! 

 

St. Patrick 🍀

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Photo via pixaby

Some interesting things about St. Patrick.

A summary of the life of St. Patrick:

  • He was born in Britain as Maewyn Succat around 390 AD.

  • When he was 16, Irish raiders attacked his family’s estate, kidnapped him, and took him to Ireland as a slave, where he tended herds.

  • After six years in Ireland, he escaped his captors and found passage to Britain on a ship. After nearly starving and suffering a second brief captivity, he was reunited with his family.

  • He had a dream in which he read a letter and heard Irish people imploring him to return to Ireland and share the Gospel there.

  • Because he felt that he lacked the proper education to be an evangelist, he was reluctant to respond to the call but finally did around 432 AD.

  • When he became a priest, he changed his name to Patricius, or Patrick, which derives from the Latin term for “father figure”.

  • Gaining confidence in the Lord, he traveled throughout Ireland, spreading the Gospel and baptizing converts.

  • In his quest to make Christianity understandable to the Irish, he employed object lessons, such as using a shamrock to explain the Trinity.

  • Even though he dealt fairly with the non-Christian Irish, he lived in constant danger of martyrdom. He also faced some opposition from his superiors in Britain. He faced all of his challenges with courage and gave of himself unselfishly during his 30 years of missionary work in Ireland.

  • By the time of his death on March 17, 461 AD, he had established quite a few Christian churches, schools, and monasteries in Ireland.

  • His given name wasn’t Patrick. He wasn’t Irish. He didn’t drive the snakes out of Ireland. Instead, the real St. Patrick was a gutsy, creative, tireless missionary in a land where he had been a slave as a young man.

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My Sunrise View This Morning 🍀

Soul-Strollin’Along..

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. [philippians 4:11-12]
Went to the dr. yesterday. My eye is healing and I’ve regained some vision. Gas bubble is still there so it’s making things a bit wobbly and wonky, but I’ll take it after not seeing for almost a month. Still have to take it easy, but with the temp rising to 70, I decided to sneak in a slow soul-stroll. Life Is Good. 
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Blue skies 💙

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Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.”
~Ann Voskamp~

 

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Viewing life through 1 1/2 eyes…I’m Grateful 🙏