Wednesday, April 21, 2021



                                                            Skywatch Friday

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Enter the Tropics

Time to go down to South Florida.  Even though I've lived in Florida for most of my life, going into South Florida is like entering the deep tropics.

Pull up and park your boat right by your condo.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Blackberry Beach


"Whatever her issues ... however much she might need a friend ... Kat wasn't taking the hand he was extending, despite his repeated attempts to breach the wall Charley had mentioned and his own soul-baring today."

Traveling back to Hope Harbor is always a delight. And for Katherine Parker, hiding incognito, it is a place of rest. Questioning her career, she rents a cottage on Blackberry Beach, seeking a slower pace and time to reflect. 

Coffee shop owner, Zach Garrett has made his escape from his own power house madness. And after a life changing loss, values each day as worth while.

I love revisiting Hope Harbor and all the characters that make this little town special.  The sea gulls, the sparing ministers, and of course Charley and his famous Taco food truck. I really enjoyed getting to know Zach. I think he is the hero of this story. There is a second story going on here as well. Aunt Stephanie and Frank make an interesting more mature couple that fill an avenue of romance that is not always addressed in fiction. 

Although this is the 7th book about Hope Harbor, it definitely can be read as a stand alone book. It is a nice clean romance, with humor and the struggles of life. Well written and engaging, Irene Hannon once again brought us a heartwarming story about second chances.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Revell. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

New Bern

New Bern, North Carolina

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Greetings


Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" She said to him, "Yes Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world." (John 11:25-27)

"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said" (Matt. 28:6)

May the light of the Savior's love shine on you today.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Ocala sunsets

 A couple of weeks ago, hubby and I drove to Ocala for some antique hunting and up to our favorite restaurant in Williston. Ocala is rich with horse farms.


And of course some beautiful Florida sunsets.

                                                           Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Easter Brunch

Easter. A time of celebration. I enjoy setting my table in honor of this special day.

~"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy
and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you."
Psalms 5:11 ~

The Silver belonged to my BFF who passed away 16 years ago.

~"Glory in his holy name: let the hearts of these who seek the Lord rejoice!"
1 Chronicles 16:10~

The dishes have Scripture verses.

When I found these at Ross several years ago, my daughter and I were on the hunt to find enough pieces to complete the table.

~"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations,
'The Lord reigns!'" 1 Chronicles 16:31 ~

It was so much fun making the rosette napkins.

~Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say REJOICE. " Philippians 4:4 

~ "Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready" 
Revelation 19:7 ~

We are all sinners, since we have all done wrong things. But God made a way for us to be forgiven so we can have eternal life in Heaven. All we have to do is recognize our sinfulness and accept that Jesus paid the penalty for our sin when he died on the cross and rose again from the grave.

This weekend we will be celebrating the Risen Savior. If it was not for the sacrifice HE made, we would be dead to sin, eternally. HE paid the price for the debt we owed.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Have a blessed Easter!

                                                                     You're the Star