Winterjam19..Rend Collective aka PandaHeads 🐼

Rend Collective (formerly known as Rend Collective Experiment) is a Northern Irish Christian folk rock worship band originating from Bangor, Northern Ireland.







PandaHeads 🐼😂


WinterJam19 … Danny Gokey

Friday night I was gifted a night out with a friend. We attended a concert called Winterjam19. Amazing talent, music and worship was in the house!! First up is Danny Gokey!

And we sang……





May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13 ESV)




My Absence Explained..Sorta. Dealing With Florence

It seems I’ve been neglecting my WP Blog and those I follow the last few weeks. Quite honestly, I’ve been feeling/dealing with a shift of sorts. I know the fact that I’m coming up on Jim’s 2 year Angelversary is a part of it. My emotional state of being is all over the place right now……..I’ve found ‘my tribe’ so to speak in a widow/widowers MeetUp group from Raleigh. Through the group I’m making friends who get it and fully understand the ups and downs of this journey…….the cool and exciting thing is I’m helping them as much and they’re helping me. I’m exploring the possibility of setting up a writing therapy session amongst us and our weekly coffee/lunch dates…these thoughts and ideas are still in their infancy, but I’m excited about them……



Now, as some of you may know, I moved here to North Carolina 17 months ago. We’re in the midst of dealing with this storm named Florence…   

As a steady rain continues to fall here in my neck of the woods, my thoughts and prayers are with all my fellow Carolinians who have been seriously impacted by this storm.


As of this moment, I am still spared any damage or inconvenience, and for that I am so very Grateful. Though I refused to openly admit going into this, my first real storm since Jim died, I was/am frightened. As the forecast for us changed(s), I decided to stay put and ride the storm out at home. My concern of course were and are my trees. Surrounded as I am by them, I continue to hope and pray that as the ground softens with all this rain, they will stay  grounded and rooted..they do of course pose a danger, yet the tree lover in me can’t help but hold on to her Faith that they will remain standing to watch over me…




The rain still falls….tornado and flood watches continue to pop up……I walk my property, hope and pray for the best.





Day 3: I Am Grateful 🙏

For today……

Day 3: I Am Grateful…My Faith….My Beliefs…..

I’m so very Grateful that over the years, as Jim and I grew together, our Spirituality and Faith grew as well. We didn’t need a building, we didn’t need any one person telling us who, what, where, when, and how to Believe. Our Beliefs, My Beliefs, are what is helping me today. I know, actually, not only do I know, I Feel Jim, as well as our Grandparents. They are with me, surrounding me with their love, giving me strength….

My Soul Strolls have taken on a whole new meaning to me….my journey is taking me from my beloved beach back to the woods for a while. I’ve no doubt, I’ll continue to heal amongst the trees and trails…I will listen to the whispers of the wind, the musical sounds of the waterfalls and I will know He is with me……for Nature is my church.