â€œThe people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.â€ Isaiah 9:2 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Yâ€™all, the above statement is true, but itâ€™s also true that we live in interesting times this holiday season, whether weâ€™re beach dwellers or not. Case in point: I enjoy the movie A Christmas Story, especially Ralphâ€™s narration (e.g., â€œOh, rarely had the words poured from my pen and pencil with such feverish fluidity,â€ and […]
When it comes to Thanksgiving, Iâ€™m pretty much with Charlie Brown.Â Like Charlie, â€œI canâ€™t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.â€ Well, maybe thatâ€™s a bit of an exaggeration. Iâ€™ll probably end up making the mashed potatoes and Iâ€™m attempting a chocolate mousse this year. But, as […]
I was looking back over old Halloween pictures this morning and had to laugh. Years back, my kids spent weeks debating over costumes, who to be and what specific pieces to wear, which accessories to make and which to buy. For years, we were all about action heroes and princesses, ready to brighten the world […]
First, thank you for all of your well-wishes and prayers. While our house did receive some damage from Florence that we will be dealing with over the coming months, it fared far, far better than we expected. We are so grateful. However, so many in our area are suffering, unable to return to homes, work, […]
Iâ€™ve struggled with what to write about Hurricane Florence, who stands a good chance of becoming my personally least favorite hurricane to date. As I write from afar, the waves are pushing up against the dunes across my island and many of the nearby islands as well. Rivers are swelling, streets are flooding, and that […]