How did I get so far? One thousand blog entries and 24,164 visitors. When I started Mi Jardin Florido, I was just thinking about writing for my family and perhaps some friends, and the stories just keep coming. Little entries about miramelindas, drives up to see the rain forest, travels around the isla with my mom, visits to see my children in Michigan, New York, Canada, and Miami celebrating holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or summer vacations. Some times my travels took me to my own back yard to capture elusive butterflies, blue jays, dragon flies, and polka dotted moths. Other times to recall times long gone with the wind, either in Panama, Texas, or Virginia. Local events, farmers markets, and my artwork which really explores my heart have all been part of the mix. One thousand blog entries. One thousand blog entries!
Now make it a thousand and one!
Thursday, February 03, 2011
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Monday, January 31, 2011
El Piragüero is the typical Puerto Rican snow cone maker. They start off with this huge block of ice, paper cone cups, coffee cup stirrers used as straws and a dozen or more natural sugary juice syrups, and spend the day scrapping that ice and making people happy. What a way to make a living! People come in droves or alone to get a piragüa de tamarido, limon, melao, o frambuesa... or whatever flavor he or she desires from el piragüero. You can find them all over Puerto Rico, but especially in Old San Juan. So when you're seeing the town, stop and get a piragüa; you won't regret it!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Pastor Joel Hunter is preaching today about recognizing our hangups and coming to the Bondage Breaker, Jesus/Yeshua who is the only one who can validate us. Instead of rejection He calls us "Beloved," instead of being alone, Jesus says "I will never leave you nor forsake you," instead of "I can't do this," his word says, " I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength., " or you think "I've gone too far and God will never receive me," and God says,"but when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him (Luke 15). God is waiting for you! He loves you!