I am always happy when I find a new place to write! After dropping Renee off at her new job, substitute teaching, I looked for a library and found this cafe and garden. More people should know of this oasis. For $5 you can walk through the botanical garden. They schedule a lot of great musical events and have art on exhibit. I enjoyed spending a beautiful day eith Renee and her special friend.
I had a lovely day for my big 6-0!
There is a building in downtown Miami that is lit up. I always said they turned it blue just for my birthday. Or some times green or purple. Glad to see it still shining. Although the skyscape has changed so much it doesnt stand out as much; it use to be one of the tallest buildings.
I had a lovely day. First Renee gave me a pancake picnic breakfast and sang a sleepy happy birthday. Then I enjoyed worshipping with her church family (IHOP, not the pancake place)
The rest of the day was at Winwood with a high school friend. Always great to connect and catch up.
Interesting to find someone is making a killing turning 45's failed business into pop art
My daughter posted this picture this morning as I enjoyed the morning, warching the hawks and herons fly and the manatees swim in the lake. She commented, "A soul who is at rest in God can rest even in the midst of storms." My second day in Miami was srarting all wrong, and was only going to get worse. Welcome to Miami!
With a brain that already works slower because of age, and living a chilled lifestyle, it comes to a headache brings it to a completr stop. So it eas very sweet for my daughter to say i had a soul at rest because it sure didnt seem so later in the day.
This is the thing about being at rest "in God". Whatever unrests the waters comes and goes, God is the only constant. That grounding will always bring your soul back to calm, even if temporarily ruffled.
I enjoyed my night in China Town before going to Miami. I was able to celebrate my son and meet his special friend. Today is his birthday. He is now half my age. I am so blessed to have him as my son! I always trusted that he would be a strong community builder, and be a light shining in the dark places, based on these promises:
I will pour out my Spirit on all humanity; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy Joel 2:28
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor isaiah 61:3
Let our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, Psalm 144:12
To learn more about what he is doing
O the happiness of a man who hath found wisdom, And of a man who bringeth forth understanding Proverbs 3:13
Happy Birthday, son.
Even though all the snow has melted, and we have had a little tease of spring, I am ready to head down to Miami again to relax and rejuvinate. I struggle with Seasonal Affect Disorder SAD, but I think in general I survived the winter pretty well. I am not in need of a godd thaw. The dampness, just like the puddles lying around ourside, are felt in my bones, so I am in need of a good warming up.
March is my birthday month. I will be turning the big 6-0. So I decided to give myself time in South Florida as a presenyt.
For now I am busy getting read
I invite you to join me on this vacation as I travel blog.
Miami is one of my most favorite places. Unlike the average tourist, for me the attraction is not the usual hype of beaches, fancy hotels and night clubs. I invite you to travel with me through my blog as I revisit the diverse neighborhoods that I grew to love during the twenty years I lived in Miami.