Monday, November 22, 2010

The beach is a good place to start the week

This is a random picture of papaya blooms.  I ate a papaya today and was disappointed.  It didn’t have much taste.100_4742

These are palms trees.  This is what they look like in a good stiff south wind. 100_4745

On our way to SPI for our monthly CRM chaplain’s meeting, we stopped at a Texas Travel Center in Harlingen.  These flags represent the six flags that have flown over Texas during her past. 100_4746

The garden at the travel center was very pretty.100_4751

The view of our destination, Pier 19, from the bridge over Laguna Madre.100_4754

A lone pelican.100_4758

After our meal inside, we all walked to the end of the pier for our meeting with the chaplains who are in the RGV so far.100_4759

Dennis catches us up on all the CRM “goings on.”100_4760

New chaplains, Fred and Leila Preuss (pronounced Price) during their Commissioning Service.  Their first assignment is at the Children’s Haven International office and orphanage in Reynosa.  100_4762

Don led our devotional time.100_4763

The newlyweds, Precious Jade and Lucian Schmidt.100_4764

We had a wonderful time together with the other chaplains… a time of encouragement, prayer, and challenge.  I especially appreciated the prayer for healing for several of the chaplains, including Don.

We’re on South Padre Island, of course, we went to the beach!  I love walking in the water on the beach.100_4767

We saw quite a few jellyfish… I guess this is a jellyfish… were washed up on the beach, but this one was the largest one.100_4770 100_4772

A beach dancer.100_4774 100_4775

The entrance to the beach access we used.  It wasn’t the best one as we had to walk through the grass and loose sand.100_4776

The wind surfers took advantage of the high wind today…. when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.100_4778 100_4781 100_4783 100_4787 100_4788 100_4789 100_4793 100_4795 100_4796

Leaving SPI, we saw these fishermen from the bridge.100_4797

From Port Isabell…. SPI.100_4801

And the sun sets on a marvelous Monday.100_4805

Two years ago today, we were enjoying the company of Kathy and Tom Burge with a game of cards, at Coffeyville, Kansas.  I got an email from them the other day.  They are having a good time working at in Campbellsville, KY, this Christmas rush season.  Sure hope our paths cross again in the future.

“Write your hurts at the hands of others, in the sand so they will be easily blown away.  Write your blessings in stone so you will always remember them.”

1 comment:

Joel and Linda said...

Hi LaVon, we aren't there yet, I say, we aren't there yet!!