Lighthouses

 

 

It’s not a stretch for me to say that I love lighthouses.

Don’t even ask me why because I don’t have a concrete answer. I just know that I love them. Maybe it’s the hope they stand for. Maybe it’s the way they are designed to stand high above the rest of us and shine their light into the dark. Maybe it’s just theย allure of times gone by that make them appear so romantic. Or maybe it’s that they are simply beautiful. Regardless I love lighthouses.

I have made it a goal to visit all of the land lighthouses in the state of Florida within the next 12 months. I have already visited two of them. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

I hope you like them as much as I do.

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St. Augustine Moments

Recently I spent the weekend with a couple of my favorite gals celebrating 10 years of sisterhood. We chose St. Augustine for our quiet and relaxing weekend. In this post I will share a few of the things I loved.

Things I Loved

I bet you had no idea that St. Augustine could easily be considered a college town. Trust me I didn’t even know there was a college there. Flagler College to be exact. The coolest part is that the school was originally a hotel. It’s quite beautiful. Here’s a picture of the entrance with Mr. Flagler himself located on King St.ย between Sevilla St.ย and Cordova St.

Flagler College

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FREEDOM: a short story

Hello my lovelies!!! It’s been way too long since I’ve posted. I apologize for my absence. Trust me, it’s been an interesting few weeks or actually couple of months.ย  I needed the break.

I was feeling guilty and a bit neglectful of my blog and readers so the other day I just had to pen some lines. The urge to write struck. I hope you enjoy the short, short story I wrote. Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below. Let me know if you would like more short stories. Also keep an eye out for some posts on my travels to Europe and St. Augustine… thinking of trying my hand at some travel blogging. I’m excited to share my adventures and shenanigans. ๐Ÿ™‚


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HELLO ZELOPHEHAD’S DAUGHTERS

I am all about chivalry. I do not believe that it’s dead! I think men and women have specific roles and when we embrace these roles we can maximize our purposes and make amazing things happen for the Glory of God.

That being said… is it a contradiction that I am also all about Girl Power? Because I am!! I am an independent woman! I can do for myself and I don’t NEED a man in my life to validate who I am.

Which is why I love the story of Zelophehad’s daughters found in Numbers 27:1-11. There were 5 of them: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah. They were stuck in the desert with the disobedient Israelites who couldn’t make it into the promised land. Their dad dies “for his own sin”ย and they were left with nothing. No brothers and apparently no husbands to take care of them these 5 women are penniless and basically homeless.

Until…. enter Girl Power.

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HELLO COZBI

Today we are back for another edition of Women of Numbers filled with more juicy drama. We will be hanging out in Numbers 25 where I’d likeย to introduce you to Cozbi.

I would consider Cozbi one of the bad girls of the Bible.

She was a Midianite. The daughter of a tribal chief of one of the enemy nations to Israel.

Needless to say she was one of the women who was off limits to the Israelite men.

And we all know that the things we are told not to do are the ones that are that much more alluring.

I think you already know where this story is going.

Yup. Forbidden Love…. or should I say, Forbidden Lust!

Nope. Not a Romeo and Juliet situation at all. Cozbi was B.A.D. BAD news!!!

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HELLO MIRIAM III

Back in the book of Exodus we met Miriam, Moses’ older sister. Today in the book of Numbers she is back for a part 3!

Check out Part I and Part II

In Numbers 12 we get to see a different side of Miriam. A not so pretty side. I think it’s relevant because we all have not so pretty sides. You know those faults and weak moments you wish you could erase from time and space.

Yup, I would categorize Miriam’s choices in Numbers 12 as one of her top 5 regrets.

Verses 1 and 2 set up the scene. Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. 2ย โ€œHas the Lord spoken only through Moses?โ€ they asked. โ€œHasnโ€™t he also spoken through us?โ€ And the Lord heard this.“.

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HELLO UNFAITHFUL WIFE

The book of Leviticus was a quick study. You only have two posts to catch up on if you missed them.

I am excited to begin the book of Numbers! Today we look at Numbers chapter 5. Maybe the title of this post gives a hint as to what the chapter is about.

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HELLO SHELOMITH

Hello my sweet sisters!! Reading through the book of Leviticus trying to find new biblical women to introduce you to has been quite the feat.

Last week I introduced the book with HELLO WOMEN of LEVITICUS 12. Check it out here.

I have read some really unsettling passages as well as some extremely scandalous ones that make The Bad Girls Club look like angels.

Don’t believe me? Check out Leviticus 18!

I was pretty shocked by that chapter in particular. The fact that God even had to explain that those behaviors were “perverse” baffles me.

I finally came across a woman who was actually named in chapter 24. The first one to have her named recorded in the book of Leviticus thus far.

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HELLO WOMEN OF LEVITICUS 12

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Well, HELLO 2016!!! I’ll be writing a 2016 post soon but let me just say that the year started and took me by storm. I literally had no other option but to hit the ground running. Have you had the same experienceย with the start of this new year?

This weekend couldn’t have arrived sooner in order to get some rest time in… I hope you get some rest time in as well! Don’t forget to plan/schedule in rest time. (Side rant)

Let’s get to it.

Have you ever read the third book in the Bible? Geeze Leviticus! I won’t tell you all of my thoughts because go read it for yourself. Let me just say that it took some time… a lot of time to find the women in this book.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

I found an entire chapter just for us ladies!!!

If you know anything about the book of Leviticus you might be cringing at what this chapter is about. With good reason.

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HELLO WOMEN OF THE TABERNACLE

I can’t believe this is the last post for Hello Women of Exodus. Two entire books of the bible covered this year! Only 64 to go, LOL. Wow! The feels! From pride for the follow through to excitement for what’s to come to expectation for how God could use these studies. It’s been a heck of a year butย I am extremely grateful that you’ve stuck by my side and encouraged me to continue going…. not what this post is about… sorry for the tangent.


It was a challenge towards the mid to end sections of Exodus. There were fewer and fewer women to be heard of. I had to dig a little deeper and become somewhat creative. I think it worked out well as we got HELLO WIVES & DAUGHTERS OF EXODUS 32 and HELLO DAUGHTERS OF EXODUS 34.

For the last post of the category and the last post of the year I want to introduce you to the women who were a part of the creation of the tabernacle.

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