Saltwater, Sunburns and a Sublime Time…

I got so lucky this Memorial Day weekend. Not only did I get a 3-day weekend, I also got to go to the beach twice, eat lots of yummy food (the all famous “awesome burger” by Noel Roberts which includes two kinds of cheese, special sauce, and a HUGE piece of meat), lounge around in my pajamas for almost an entire day, watch lots of Top Gear episodes (haha…strange “joy” I know…but my dad and I used to watch those together, so I have fond memories of them), get to know some new friends and spend lots of time with a certain Blake Roberts. Such a good good weekend.

Fairhope, Alabama, on the bay east of Mobile, is a really cute/quaint little place. I feel like people ride their bikes and walk everywhere there. Almost like Pleasantville or a sweet little old town where there is no “worry.” Ice cream shops, pizza parlors, bookstores, cute local grocery shops, boutiques and candle shops line the 2 or 3 street downtown. I like.

And at the beach…

Despite the sunburn and the sand in places it shouldn’t be…I couldn’t have asked for anything more. We even got to see dolphins (lots and lots of them), sting rays, tropical fish that loved swimming between our legs (we named Sally Mae and George), and a few crab. I wasn’t so fond of the one that was discovered in my “hole” where I was going to be buried. Thankfully the 5 or so minutes I was “under” the sand, I didn’t meet any new crabs. Whew.

Got to see the sunset in Fairhope. That was really pretty out on the pier. Burin came with, he was a good little traveling buddy. He didn’t even destroy or make a mess of anything at our host/hostess’ house. Thankful for that!

I’m just so thankful for a great weekend. Hope to see many more of those in the future. I could stand to suffer through another sunburn if it means I get all those great memories to go with it. Yup.

 

I’m blessed…and silly

Do you ever have those times when life really is just so good…and yet you feel out of place, in a rush, disorganized, in need, worrisome, selfish, insecure and just plain…stupid? Well, I do.

For one reason or another, circumstances, comments from others, or just lies of the Devil…we get off course.

I’m a victim of roller-coaster emotions. Yup, that’s me who is on a high one second and miserable and crying the next day. What’s up with that? Stability would be nice.

So how does a person attain that? All I can say, and figure, is that it’s a trust issue. You would think after “living” in Christ for more than 20 years and passionately living for Him for almost 10, a girl would be able to “trust.” Through life’s adventures, through car accident’s, through broken hearts, through a tornado, through living in different countries, through countless “close calls”…and yet…there’s a trust issue? I mean…really?

But yes…because we are imperfect. Because we are lost, helpless without His guidance. Because we NEED Him. We face all these things.

I’m encouraged by friends who know the Word and shared with me that God STILL knows what’s best. He is STILL on the throne. Even when I’m doubting…everything.

A few words of wisdom from the Good Book…

“The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still.” ~Exodus 14:14

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~Joshua 1:9

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” ~Matthew 6:26

That’s all. And that’s more than enough.