Friday, January 20, 2012

Ahhhh, January

January in Georgia tends to be cold, and wet. 
Always, during this season, I find myself homesick for Spring in Savannah,
and on my Island....

And, the mysterious places.

There are places on my Island,
Magical...and Spiritual.

Where sometimes, the lines between reality,
and imagination, become blurred.

Where the scent of plough mud,
and salt water,
often unpleasant to others,
suddenly becomes a perfume to the soul.
A balm of Gilead.

Where it sometimes seems that time
really does stand still.
And, memories linger.....

This place, I dream about...
On a cold, wet January day.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ain't Love Grand?

He told her he would not be home before Christmas.  The demands of school and work would keep him an entire state away from her until Christmas Eve. 
The weekend before Christmas, her best friend convinced her to go to "their restaurant."  "That's our restaurant," she told her friend.
"Yeah? So?"  her friend replied, with a smile.
At the restaurant the waiter would deliver to her a scrolled message on parchment paper.  This message would send her on a scavenger their favorite waterfall on their river, finally to the schoolyard, where it all began.  Where they met, and their love would blossom.
When she came into the schoolyard, there he was....
"But, you're suppose to be in Tennessee......."
"No, I'm suppose to be right here, at this moment, with you...."

Congratulations to our sweet girl, and her new fiance. 
It's going to be a busy year!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Future's So Bright

I feel the winds of change.
Maybe its a new year,
and a  new beginning.
A chance to start again,
to give it one more try.
For now...I feel a change coming.
Something feels good...exciting.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you," declares the Lord...
Jeremiah 29: 11-14

"I will be found by you..."