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 the 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.
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. between Sevilla St. and Cordova St.
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. 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. 🙂
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” 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.
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. 2 “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the Lord heard this.“.
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 experience 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. 🙂
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.
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 but 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.