Highland Retreat Get-a-way

I took a personal spiritual retreat in May of this year to Highland Retreat. I had such a wonderful experience, I decided to visit again with my husband in August. We stayed August 9 – 12. Check in was 6:00 p.m. on August 9 with a later checkout on August 12 at 2:00. Because our…

2811 Grove Ave Museum District

We are going to walk you through our experiences celebrating our 33 years of marriage! We had the opportunity to stay at a lovely bed and breakfast for one night and visit the VMFA to see the Man Ray exhibit. We explored a little bit of Richmond before heading home. As you read the journey,…

The most love

Counting our blessings and practicing gratitude can give rise to joy and connection. We all have seen the benefits of a pause and noticing. We journal, pray, and offer thanks. In the morning, I listen to the Pray as you go app. On January 29, the question was asked, “Ask God to show you a…

Only for the day

The cover art for a little devotional book called The Upper Room that I grabbed on the way out of Fair Haven United Methodist church in Rondanthe is a beautiful piece of art! The picture displays three generations of women trusting God for manna. I pray that God will fill your day with manna (grace…

Advocate

Our last day. What word comes to mind is “advocate”. In my book, Gentle and Lowly, by Ortlund, he discussed the difference between intercession and advocate. He is always interceding on our behalf and knows how to lift us up to the Father when we do not have the words to speak. He is our…

Come away with me

Come away with me and walk my journey, our journey Let me be an individual searching and seeking the unknown and the familiar Dance with me the rhythm of life, sunrise, sunset Brown sugar melted with butter and baking bread Learning of cultures around the world, God’s people, who bring a new perspective and way…

Beauty and Courage To Know Your Worth

I came across a word that I did not know. I could understand the meaning in the context of the sentence, but, if asked, I could not give a definition. I asked my husband. “No, I don’t know that one.” We looked it up together, and we found the meaning of “erudite” (having or showing…

Take a long walk

Usually when you go to the beach, you are with family so you are taking adventures as a group, planning the next meal, and reigning in small children. The long walks on the beach as a couple or alone have been filled with noticing and wonder! We woke up to a windy morning that made…

Lord, prop me up on my leaning side…

Sunday at the beach is always a special day. Whether you worship on the beach, in the quiet of the morning with your coffee in a comfy chair, or you find a place of worship close by. We researched nearby churches and found Fair Haven Methodist Church. We decided to go! Oh how beautiful and…

What a difference a day makes!

Our first sunrise morning at Summerwinds in Rodanthe, NC. I had been up since 5:00 a.m. drinking coffee and reading. Ah! Coffee in a great mug! Yes! I will create today! I decided to walk to the beach to watch the sunrise. Be in the moment. God be in this day. About 15 minutes into…