Beach Pix 2016....

Beach Pix 2016....

......Beach Pix 2012

......Beach Pix 2012
My what a difference!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A.B.C.-----I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q......X.Y.Z. at the beach!

I---International Meals---USA, Italy,  Mexico and Canada
J---javelin throw event and jellyfish (hooray we had none except a piece of one found while crabbing
K--kite flying and kelp (hooray, this year no kelp either)
L---lakes and lagoons
M---Majestica Beach on 30A, our favorite
N---Natural beauty from God's hand (Psalm 24:1 & Psalm 95:5)
O---lympics at the beach---broad jump, hurdles and relay
P---Pelicans, piers and palm trees
Q---Quiet moments

Pix to follow soon, I hope! Look at R-Z ones in entry below 'til then.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A.B.C. ......X.Y.Zs at the beach!

Entries (3) will be entered starting from the end of the alphabet----weird, idiosyncratic person that I am--will want the entries to flow from top to bottom (A-Z) as they are read, when completed.
Thus, today's alphabet focus letters are R-Z.  Updates/replacements may be added as I find other photos.
R---reading, relaxing and ripcurrents 
S---sandcastles, sea oats, sandy burials, snorkeling and "Shark Shot Put" (an olympic sport of our own making)

T---Tea Times
U---USA "Beach"Team---pre-olympic trials

V---vacation for 17. How blessed it is when the brethren dwell together in unity. (Psalm 133:1)
W---white sand beaches and white foamy surf

X---xtraordinary extras---laughs known & understood only to those who were there!
Y---yoga on the balcony, on the sand, on the boardwalk & inside for the grannies

Z---Zephyr---ah-h those beach breezes during picture night

Friday, July 15, 2016


God's glory fills the sky. with every sunrise and sunset, His mighty works are there for all to see!!!
Sunset in Memphis at tthe "M" bridge over the "Mighty Mississippi" River
....where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy. (Psalm 65:8b)
Over St. Andrews Bay Florida
The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. (Psalms 19:1)
Over the East Bayou in Callaway, FL
From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised. (Psalm 113: 3)

 Gulf sunset---a beautiful end to a perfect day with family at the beach!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Dear, dear friend, Ashley Bryan, is 93 today!!
We have been friends for 25+ years---a friendship that continues to inspire and bless me!!
A birthday kiss for Ashley as hubby and I went to "his island" 3 years ago for his 90th birthday!

Today's morning "birthday call" to him ended up, as always, being a blessing to me---a real cause for celebration, as he celebrates life daily better than anyone I know.

As I was sharing that his birthday card might miss today's "mailboat," but that is was on the way, he said to me, "Dotsy, we always keep in touch even without letters or phone calls.....because you are always in my heart."
Happy Birthday, Ashley---you are always in my heart as well

Monday, July 11, 2016


Each "day the good Lord gives us" (Daddy) is full of opportunities to be salt and light in this world.
As beloved "sheep" of the Great Shepherd, believers need to rise and shine and serve Him and others.
How does one know God's will in this time of much trouble, tragedies and  unrest in our world? Our country? Our state? Our city?
God's word holds the answer. (1Peter 2:13-17)
  • Do good. (v. 15)
  • Live as servants of God. (v. 16)
  • Honor everyone.  (v. 16) "Honoring others involves maintaining respectful consideration." (Cole Huffman, 7/10/2016) 
  • Love the brotherhood. (v. 17) 
  • Fear God. (v. 17)
"Rise and Shine" and sip and savor a cuppa opportuni-TEA to glorify God and serve others----remembering that "Righteousness exalts a nation!" (Proverbs 14:34)

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Certitude (aka cer-TEA-tude in my "Tea with Thee" times) is a condition of certainty that provides complete assurance. Think "Blessed Assurance."
So...this morning a BIG, strong cuppa certain-TEA is steeping.
Blaise Paschal wrote, "Certitude. Certitude. Feeling Joy. Peace......Forgetfulness of the world and of everything, except God." (Love Aflame, p.3)

I know, that I know, that I know....nothing is more important than knowing God.
God is sovereign!
Thus, there is nothing more important than knowing Him, being His and accepting His sovereignty!

Monday, July 4, 2016


Happy 240th birthday, USA!
Friend, Gayle, created this "masterpiece"---an America's birthday cake for her family's Pickwick 4th of July weekend celebration! I can't begin to imagine how she did that!

FREEDOM: A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION....for both our country and one's own soul.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)

Friday, July 1, 2016


What fun to celebrate a "cuppa" on Canada Day with "new" Canadian friends and sing their anthem "O Canada" together!.
Sweet Charlotte sharing her Scottish recipe oat cakes---which I love.
Allison from Ottawa read John 4:21-24,  our morning scripture, from 2 languages, no less?
How good and how peasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. (Psalm 133:1)

Friday, June 24, 2016

JUNE JAUNTS---a pictorial review

Coming soon---I have to review pix first!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Ubiquitous Quotes. 
A-men. Quotes are every where! On license pates. In my chocolate. 
In my throat lozenges. 
Yes---even Halls™wants to leave me a message.
Their "well-being/well-meaning" messages  are a little self-centered for me. It's hard enough to get my focus off of self when I'm having a "sore throat pity party."
It's NOT all about me----but I did try to remember how to do the "soul strut" the 1968 Capleville cheerleaders taught me  when I read the "Put a little strut in it" message.
The BEST quotes for me are straight from scripture.
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory and the lifter up of my head. (Psalm 3:3) 
Calming quotes---best ingested with a cuppa chamomile.