Many years ago I saw an English Bulldog and fell in love. It was many years since I had a dog which was a Great Dane.
Because I was busy with traveling and working a lot of hours I decided I would wait until I retired to get a Bulldog. Then one day I received orders from headquarters to leave my job before retirement and relocate.
Fast forward to the present time I still don’t have a dog-Bulldog. I was reminded last month that now is the right time to find my new best friend.
You might be thinking where does Beauregard come in. Well that will be the puppy’s name but he will be called Beau as a nickname.
Now I’m on a journey to find the perfect puppy for me. What I’m finding is not many bulldog puppies are born at this time, so I will stay on this journey until it’s complete.
St. Thomas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, are several vacations I believed were paradise. That was my thought until I landed in Aruba. I fell in love with Aruba the moment I exited the plane.
I love trees and have never seen so many trees that had their own original shapes, sizes, curves and angles. They were everywhere.
I stayed at two hotels. The first one is was a Boutique Hotel called Boardwalk. It was a peaceful place that I imagined it being like the Garden of Eden -lush, green with beautiful flowers everywhere. The buildings were situated more like apartments than a regular hotel and just as beautiful on the inside.
The second hotel complex called Amsterdam Manor beach resort was a bit under construction which was mainly the landscape. The inside was more of a one bedroom apartment than a hotel room. The best part of this hotel was the beach that was a short walk-across the street.
Aruba has interesting sites to see. There are many excursions to choose from. Having dinner on the beach was a new experience I totally enjoyed. Of course the food was delicious-breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can’t go wrong with either hotel. The second one wasn’t as quiet as the first. The first would be good for a getaway when you need a time of reflection and a quiet undisturbed place to plan out your future. If nothing else you can just do a whole lot of nothing.
I haven’t traveled since Aruba but it has definitely become my number one island to travel to. If you are looking for a nice, tranquil place for a reset I recommend Aruba.
I came to this place, an enchanting place, at least to me for me at such a time as this.
Searching for the truth, my truth that my Father has placed in me. The truth that will awaken the sleeping giant He created me to be. A mover and shaker in the Kingdom of God.
Moving in and out of places known and unknown. Shaking awake the sleepers. Sounding the alarm that now is the time to join the ranks of the army of God. Time to know where you will spend eternity.
There’s plenty to do. Come get on board. To be a part of the new day dawning with a heart filled with joy as you look forward, forgetting the past that has held you captive far too long.
Come join, come join dear ones to experience a place you’ve only dreamed of.
Living in grace
Running life’s race
For undying love
That will forever last
Going about my life
Along my usual path
Awaiting my answer
Believing to come soon
Giving thanks everyday
One day I began to see
Someone drawing nigh to me
I wondered if could you be
The one I prayed for sent to me
The Expected You
We have been inundated with the Coronavirus and have been limited to where we can go. One place we can still go is to the grocery store. At first it was a mad dash to stockpile disinfectants such as wipes, hand sanitizers and Clorox sprays. Oh let’s not forget toilet paper. The shelves were emptied along with every type of meat.
Finally the mad rush has ended per se. I was able to purchase toilet paper and didn’t have to fight for it. Meat and vegetables have returned. Some shelves are still not fully stocked but that seems to be okay. The shelf that stays empty is hand sanitizer shelves. As long as you have soap and water at home, you are good and gloves will be your defense when you’re out and about.
I can’t dispense medication to cure people of the virus but the Lord showed me what I can do considering the only place to go is the grocery store. Whenever I go to the store and have to stay at least six feet away from others I can speak to people or just smile at them. Also if they want to talk take time to listen. We can’t begin to imagine how that just might be a calming gesture. A little kindness can go a long way.
I know some days the situation we are in seems hopeless but take heart God is still in control. There is probably more going on than any of us know that could be more detrimental to us than the COVID-19. Be encouraged.