Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Our Changing Environment

May 2001 we purchased three narrow lots only 71 feet wide. More than a decade later we built our current home on the southern most lot that fronts the street.

With six larger undeveloped lots adjacent to our west property line, we knew the day would come when we would see new homes sprout up next to us. 

That day has come. 

Three large homes are well on the way to completion. The photo above was taken in June. The contractor has faced delays from difficulty with securing materials and reliable workers. Even though the homes under construction are already sold, progress is slow.

The exteriors of the two adjacent to our property appear finished, but work on interiors is still in progress.

Even with the nearby changes, we still love our wooded property. The terrain and vegetation remind us of the Smoky Mountains. Hubby said early on that when we could no longer travel to the Smokies, we could feel like we were there in our own little slice of Smoky Mountain ambiance.

We have had six years in our wooded hideaway.

The photo above is our back porch at night. Now I am praying for good neighbors and that we will be good neighbors to them! 

Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Best Helpline Ever

When I don’t quite know how to pray about a specific challenge in my life or someone else's life, I just once again borrow one of Paul’s prayers. This one is from Paul's letter to the Christ followers in Philippi.

Philippians 1:9-11 NIV And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11 NIV

What a comfort it is to know that I can put family and friends in the hands of One whose nail-scarred hands are infinitely more capable than mine! 

May your day be filled with blessings.



Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Catching Up

Seems I am forever behind, both in things I want to do and things I MUST do. So forgive the non-Thanksgiving subject. But I can't wait until next October to share the creativity and sense of fun that residents of Pass Christian exhibited for Halloween.

Gazebo wedding 

The Happy Couple

Boney Bikers

As much as I admired the skeletal cyclists accompanied by the little dachshund, what topped everything was a skeleton holding the leashes of five little dachshund skeletons.

Happy 2022 Halloween!

A thank you to Hubby for parking and taking the photos on our way to the Cat Island Coffee Shop in Pass Christian, MS. I didn't see the five-dachshund tableau until we were on our way back home. We were ready for home and kept going. 

Is that evidence of old age?