Many of my devotions include architectural details and/or historical accounts of the lighthouses that inspired them. Others have no factual background, just pondering thoughts that came to my heart as a result of the image I came across. The one above is one of those. I have no clue whatsoever where this lighthouse is located, … Continue reading Even if just one!
In 1836, Congress paid $6,549 to have three 15-foot masonry towers built along the shore of Eastham, Massachusetts (Cape Cod Region). Originally known as the Nauset Lights, they quickly gained the nickname "The Three Sisters" because from afar, they looked like women dressed in white dresses with black hats. For almost fifty five years, the … Continue reading The Bond of Sisterhood
Lighthouses are wondrous things — beautiful, yet incredibly useful. On National Lighthouse Day, August 7, we celebrate how these scenic, historic structures comforted travelers throughout the centuries. In 1789, the U.S. Congress passed an act securing the protection of all lighthouses under federal support. If you ever visit a lighthouse, you’ll understand the serenity and … Continue reading National Lighthouse Day
There are quite a few lighthouses built on remote islands and cays. When I came across the above image, I was immediately transported to it in mind and spirit. This looks like the perfect place to escape from it all, don't you think? Unless, of course, you suffer from aquaphobia (fear of any source of … Continue reading Connect-Disconnect-Reconnect
This functional baseball bat-shaped beacon is known as the Chirma Hang "Baseball" Lighthouse and it is located in Busan, South Korea. It, along along with a sculpture of a ball and a glove, was built to symbolize the importance of baseball to Busan and to commemorate Korea’s first ever gold medal in Olympic baseball at the … Continue reading What Else Does Your Light Convey?
Do you have a bucket list? I do. Of course, it includes visiting what I consider to be some of the most awe-inspiring lighthouses in the world, but it also includes riding on a hot air balloon! Hot air ballooning is a worldwide fun and memorable activity for the entire family. There are over 20 … Continue reading You Lift Me Up!
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."-Matthew 7:13,14 Pictured above is the Cies Lighthouse. It was built between 1851 and 1853 … Continue reading The Narrow Road is Also Curvy
Take the ones you loveAnd hold them close because there is little timeAnd don't let it break your heartI know it feels hopeless sometimesBut they're never really goneAs long as there's a memory in your mind"Hold On to Memories" - Song by Disturbed Lighthouses were built to last. They were made to withstand the fiercest … Continue reading Hold On to Memories
Pictured above is the Orfordness Lighthouse located on Orford Ness, in Suffolk, England. The 98 ft. brick tower was completed in 1792. Unfortunately, as with many other lighthouses built close to coastal waters, it slowly succumbed to the encroaching sea. Over the years, the shoreline was brought only a few feet from the lighthouse itself. … Continue reading Unstable and Fruitless
Almost every lighthouse ever built was as a result of having many ships and countless lives lost at sea. Their commissioning proved to drastically minimize tragedies by steering seafarers away from danger and guide them safely to shore. But there are a couple of stories that seem to contradict the life-saving purpose of these sentinels … Continue reading Right Time. Wrong Place.