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.
In my quiet time I read Day 50 in the Book of Mysteries written by Jonathan Cahn. The title is The Exodus Factor and is about the Ivrim.
It means Hebrew-Those who cross over. The Hebrews crossed over the Red Sea and the River Jordan to get to the Promised Land. They crossed the Red Sea to get out of Egypt (old land). before they could cross the River Jordan (new Land).
In Genesis 12 God told Abram to leave everything he knew and go where He was going to show him. Abram might have been a little nervous about those instructions but he obeyed anyway.
As I read this the Lord showed me my journey begins in my head. I have to leave those fearful thoughts-renew my mind with faith filled thoughts before I can enter the promised land He has for me. My faith in Him and the process He is taking me through will in deed take me to where He wants me.
If you need to get to your promised land but you feel like you’re being delayed, remember you have to get out of the old land, physically, mentally or emotionally. You have to breakthrough and move to the new land. It can be done.
Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 12:51; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24
Today is the beginning of a time no one has any clue how things are going to be. We all are in the same place-trying to make our way. Plans and resolutions are in place but how long will we adhere to them. One day, one week, one month, more. Then back to square one when we fall off the wagon.
I started a journey April 2016-not the beginning of any year. I’m still working my way to the finish line. My journey is more important than any other thought that crossed my mind at the Head of The Year-beginning of the Hebrew year I follow. It is also more important than any list I make for this year-2017.
Although I’m focusing on one major task I’m also moving forward in every other area of my life. This is my pruning, restructuring and conquering year.
I am becoming the person I was always meant to be. How about you?
I wonder what the outcome of the journey will be.
It’s a road never traveled before.
Mountains and valleys—a roller coaster ride.
Full of surprises that can’t be foreseen so planning’s gone by the wayside.
Can’t imagine the outcome. There are too many variables.
The consequence of consistency makes for a dull life.
Gearing up for the unknown, ready to move forward.
I can’t help but wonder.