Friday, April 29, 2016

We're Off To Marblehead Island

Here's another place on the tour of the Cleveland area.  It's Marblehead Island!

Marblehead Lighthouse-Marblehead is a village in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The population was 903 at the 2010 census. It sits at the tip of the Marblehead Peninsula, which divides Lake Erie proper from Sandusky Bay.
Incorporated in 1891 and embraced by the rocky limestone coast of the great Lake Erie, Marblehead is a thriving small town characteristic of true Americana. We are rich in history with a strong, diverse Eastern European culture. Our picturesque setting, friendly people, quaint shops and restful nature beckons travelers seeking to escape the chaos of big cities and bright lights.

And what will you find in Marblehead?

A parade down Main Street ...
A lighthouse that still guides sailors ...
Endless blue water caressing the shore ...
Festivals celebrating perch, ice cream and even halupki ...
The rarest daisies in the world ...
Unique shops, service businesses and gracious innkeepers ...
Santa arriving on a fire truck ...
Shaded streets, fresh flowers and carefully kept cottages ...
Home-cooked food in charming restaurants ...
Freshwater fishing like you've never seen ...
and such good neighbors ... just like we all remember!

All of this makes me want to take another trip back to Marblehead.


This photo of Lake Erie leaves me speechless! Craig Hettel took this in Vermillon as the sun set.
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Netty's is just one of the restaurants in Marblehead.  You can get great chili dogs here I'm told.

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Check out the lighthouse on Marblehead during a storm and sunny days.
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Amazing! This photo of a deer crossing a bridge in Ohio's Sidecut Park was captured by Instagrammer @hobbes2485.



Finding time with God should be my first priority. Often though I get side-tracked by 'things.'
I heard this song on the radio by Citizen Way called When I'm With You.
Sometimes Jesus is the only one we can really be honest with.  We need to put time and effort into any relationship we have. When we don't the relationship suffers.  We ultimately suffer.  Whether it's our spouse, child, friend or Jesus our relationship requires you to put time and effort into it.

Look at some of your relationships.  Have some faded away because they haven't been tended?  Your life will change is your relationship with God isn't tended.  Many people complain that God is far away.

Well guess what?  God HASN'T moved, YOU have.  You and I take things for granted, we take people and relationships for granted.  When God takes a back seat to 'life', he is farther away because you don't talk to him and spend time with him.

Like any relationship, the less you talk and spend time with each other, the farther away you feel. We need to keep our relationships close to feel loved and whole.

Listen to this song and see the love that's shared.


Blessing of the Day: I put in a full day at PHCA and feel like I have accomplished a lot this year.

Thank you for checking in.
Until next time.....
Blessings,

2 comments:

donna sherman said...

Love the song! And the pictures you posted are inspiring!!! I will have to look up and see exactly where Marblehead is, and maybe take a visit this summer!!!

marymaci said...

You find the most beautiful pictures and the most meaningful quotes.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your creations, and your love of God with us.
You are awesome!