It’s almost a year later…the storm has a new name…but I thought this post bore revisiting. Although I am not physically with my friends and family in Wilmington, NC this time, I definitely am there in spirit… Here’s hoping the Meteorologists are all wrong AGAIN and Wilmington is spared Dorian’s wrath like most of Florida was!! 1.PEOPLE not possessions. 2. If you live on the coast, buy a generator. 3. Flashlights (and batteries) for EVERY room in your house. 4. Keep a supply of non-perishable food items in your pantry AT ALL TIMES. 5. Be patient, kind and helpful when … Continue reading Go with the Flo? Lessons I have learned from surviving a hurricane….
Spent a wonderful weekend with some lovely ladies at the Metropolis of Atlanta Retreat Center in Salem, South Carolina. Two and a half days of making new friends while strengthening our love for Jesus. The Diakonia Center is rustic but … Continue reading Renewing at the Metropolis of Atlanta Diakonia Retreat Center
Did a quick birthday weekend getaway to Savannah, GA with my baby girl. Wonderful southern city with tons of history. Just visiting all the squares of the Historic District could keep you busy for a few days, but this was a whirlwind weekend…so we did the best we could! The majestic live oaks with their Spanish Moss filled branches line the streets of Savannah. The monuments adorning the historic squares, Oglethorpe, Forsyth,Chatham,Monterey,Madison,Telfair, Pulaski tell the story of Savannahs’ antebellum past… Even city hall is special here. We dined at a restored southern mansion called The Olde Pink House.. We had … Continue reading Savannah…easy
Hello everyone…I cannot get any photos to upload because my cell service is so weak here. We are using cars to charge phones. We are cooking on our charcoal grill when weather permits…which hasn’t been often. It is day 4 and the rain has just now stopped. The wind is finally down to about 20mph this morning. As if to add insult to injury, a couple tornados passed nearby last night. The wind and rain were horrendous!! Our front entrance flooded. We are all fine. Just sticky, tired and anxious. We have a Red Cross emergency radio that we are … Continue reading Go with the Flo? She’s just a bitch…
We are all shuttered up and packing to leave to go inland. . . .The tide is unusually high today despite it not being a full moon tide. Predictions are changing on the minute…Florence is now thought to be heading a little further south and hanging around coastline longer… Keep us in your prayers! Continue reading Go with the Flo? Part 2
Keeping friends and family in the loop, I will attempt to post several times throughout the next few days as we weather Hurricane Florence here in Wilmington, NC. Today is Wednesday, September 12, 2018 …it is 9:30 am.. Stay tuned! Continue reading Go with the Flo?
Our celebration of the risen Christ always involves family, food, music and prayer. The bountiful food is personal because the recipes have been passed down for three generations here in the U.S. I hope that when I cook and serve my grown children their great-grandmother’s handwritten tsoureki recipe they can understand that her substitution of anisette and orange juice for Mahlepi was born of economic necessity and the ingenuity of an immigrant. When we feast on lamb, we remember that Jesus Christ allowed himself to be the ultimate sacrificial lamb. When we crack the eggs dyed red and exclaim “Xristos … Continue reading Greek Orthodox Easter 2018