Tag Archives: Florida

End of Summer

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We live in a condo in a small beach town.  As much as I appreciate the summer visitors and their contribution to our local economy, I really like our beaches after Labor Day!  You can tell summer is over by the lack of boats in our parking lot!

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And returning to local restaurants is much easier now!  So we’ll have the beaches to ourselves and in just a few short months, the cycle begins again!  In the meantime, we’ll enjoy the beaches, the locals, the sunsets – and concentrate on expanding our All Tide Up brand and products!

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Calm

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Would have been a great morning to have the kayaks out.


Typical Evening

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Just a few views of what our evenings continue to be like! We live in paradise!


Another Day

Here are a few photographs my wife took on one of our evening walks.  Just another beautiful day in paradise! Mexico Beach is very good for our souls!

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Sometimes I think my life is a dream….


Random Views

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Just the view behind us while walking along Mexico Beach.

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One of the larger pieces of coral we’ve seen while walking along the beach.

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A sand crab who decided to watch us along the way.


Mid Week Thoughts

 

 

 

Some random mid week thoughts – and a photo!


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This is a normal view we have almost every day.  Sometimes it’s earlier in the day.  Sometimes it’s closer to sunset.  But the cool thing is, we get this view almost every day!  Our lives are blessed.  We take long walks along these shores multiple days a week. Sometimes we pick up sea shells. Sometimes we just walk. Last week we came upon two sea turtles – one dead and one alive. You never know what the gulf will give us!

We’ve spent a number of hours lately promoting a venture – All Tide Up.  If you have a second, check out our web site.  If you see something you like – go ahead and order it!  We’ll get it to you as quick as we can.

I become more convinced each week that nothing in life is a coincidence.  There are divine opportunities all around us if we will only be willing to look!  I’m pretty excited that God has provided some unique paths that have crossed and what potential there will be there.  Reminded that it’s not about me – it really is about others!

My friend Alex Rocha is raising funds to purchase a permanent location for his youth work in Cartagena, Colombia.  I’ll share more about that in a post to come – might be a divine opportunity for someone other than just me!

 

 


Beach Therapy

A little beach therapy!

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Not every day is like this but there are a few!

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Even if the picture isn’t perfect you get the idea!  Our life is blessed.


Beach Friends

These guys have been hanging out with us lately:

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Around Here

My spare time is spent with this these days:

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Mexico Beach Sunset

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And any spare time is spent promoting this:

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Not a bad season of life!


Random Thoughts 11/30

Random thoughts that have consumed me this week:

1. Thankful for a wife who keeps me grounded!

2. Don’t know why I continue to be surprised at God’s timing.  It’s always perfect. Even when I don’t understand it.

3. Amazed that 3 years ago we dreamed of living at Mexico Beach and today it’s a reality.

4. I like listening to The Dixie Chicks. And Fine Young Cannibals.

5. We moved into our new place and still have 3 large storage units of stuff!

6. Glad there are moving companies to haul our stuff up to the third floor – no elevators.

7. When your expectations of your favorite athletic teams aren’t high, you don’t experience frustration when they lose.

8. I miss the homeless friends we fed and hung out with in Hernando. Need to find a way to plug-in here.

9. Grateful for friends willing to take a chance on me employment wise! Will be forever thankful.

10. Excited for one of our biggest opportunities at City Church Tallahassee – Christmas at the Moon!  People will come to this nightclub with their friends when they would never go to church with them.

11. Curious to see how far All Tide Up will go!

12. Encouraged by leaders I’m around every day – people who truely care about other people!

13. Life in the South is just funny sometimes!  People, things, food – all of it – but I don’t know what I would trade it for!

14. The idea of spending less and giving more. And not just giving what’s left over.