Tag Archives: Lee Ellzey

Beach Weather!

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A full day at the beach! With a shameless plug for one of our favorites: All Tide Up!


Changing Seasons

We recently hosted our best friends for almost a week here at Mexico Beach.  A number of weeks ago one of them visited for a few days and we were able to share our life now with her.  It’s not perfect but it’s the season of life we’re currently experiencing and enjoying!  Most of our evenings are filled with scenes like this:

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Living in a beach town that has year round residents of about 1,000 has it’s benefits!  Of course the population swells beginning in March and will last until September but that’s ok.

For the past 27 months we’ve traveled every weekend or at least a portion of it to Tallahassee, Florida.  First we commuted from Inverness until September 2012.  Then for 7 months we made the commute from Mexico Beach.  That season of our life was spiritually encouraging and fulfilling.  But I’ve got to admit it was physically draining and not to mention the miles in the car and the time in the car.  We calculated at one point that we spent literally a month (yes, one month) of our lives just commuting!

Cyndi and I both feel we were doing exactly what God wanted us to do during that season.  We experienced lots of cool things, met some unbelievable people, led some great discussions, had some life changing conversations and like to think we were used by God in other’s lives as well.

That season has faded away and now we are taking a break.  A time to refresh physically, emotionally and spiritually.  This may be the first time in a very long time we are embracing a season in life like this.  Without going into all the minute details, we know God has blessed us and placed us exactly where He wants us to be once again.  We know He’s going to use us again in some incredible ways!  We’ve learned that it’s not about being a Christian but instead it’s really about being a follower of Christ and that impacts the way we approach life!

In this season, there’s going to be lots of opportunities to see things like this:

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And who knows?  Maybe our venture into All Tide Up will continue to take off and will open other opportunities for us.  In the meantime, there will continue to be days like this:

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Sharing Sunset

We got to share our everyday life with a good friend this weekend!

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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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Mexico Beach Sunset

And any spare time is spent promoting this:

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www.alltideup.com

Not a bad season of life!


Savannah Views

Here are some very random photos from a recent weekend in Savannah, Georgia.  Our first visit but we will certainly be back!

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Another Beautiful View at the End of the Day

 

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Sunset on St. Joe Bay.

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Another view.

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View from a few miles further down the coast.

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Even the birds take a moment to enjoy the view!

Each of these were taken by Cyndi Ellzey


Spend Less, Give More: More Love Letters

Reposting again tonight from Mug’s Life:

Spend Less, Give More: More Love Letters.

Take a few minutes to read this.  I promise you it’s worth it.


Saturdays

Here are a few pics of some of our Saturdays over the past few weeks:

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Sunrise in Panama City a few weeks ago!

 

 

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Same sunrise kinda framed by some oak trees.

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I canoed and played in this bay more than 40 years ago when there was a summer camp on the shores.

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Part of our tailgate food for the FSU/UF football game.  Bad outcome for the Seminoles but a great pregame party put on by Tri-Eagle Distributors – fried gator, gumbo, raw oysters and of course a lot of different beverages!

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And some live music by a local band Houston Deese – some friends of ours!

 


Leadership

Leadership is never about doing what is popular or easy.

In the midst of the tragedy that took place in Newtown, CT yesterday, I’m confident a leader will step forward and champion the causes that need to be championed.  Serious discussion and legislation needs to move forward regarding guns and mental health in the United States of America. With freedom comes responsibility.

Things that sadden me about the deaths yesterday include the fact that there are 20 children who will never grow up to graduate, marry or have children of their own.  The fact that countless lives are changed forever and I can only imagine the heartache that will come in the  future families from children who were unwillingly forced to be a part of the events.

At some point we have to agree that enough is enough. And at some point we have to take action instead of just continue to talk.