Inspirational Travel

Inspirational Travel

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, His Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Inspirational Travel

“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.” Psalm 24:1-2 KJV

Do you hear the proclamation in the scripture today? God’s sovereignty is over EVERYTHING throughout the World. Here the psalmist David affirms the truth that the Lord owns all Creation, including us.  In my mind I see this as a brief reflection of the first chapter of Genesis as incredible significance of this simple statement, for by God’s Word he spoken EVERYTHING into existence. One writer I read, explained it like this, ”Spirit of God hovered over the darkness, on the face of the deep. And light and darkness, day and night, dry land and sea, heaven and earth, sun and moon, and the construction of the great domed firmament that divides the waters above from the water below, was assembled with supernatural precision. God is awesome friends. You talk about power, that our God. I tell you this one thing. I’d rather be on his side, than in his way! Whatcha think? Amen!

Today I bring you greetings from South Padre Island, Texas. Even on vacation friends, I am never too busy to talk about the goodness of God. He has been so good to me. I thank him for his mercy and for being my daily bread through his Word.

Here are eight interesting facts from Swim/Swam Magazine, about South Padre Island that I didn’t know:

ONE – You’ll Float Better

The Laguna Madre Bay is a “hyper-saline” bay meaning the salt content is higher than the rest of the ocean. It is one of only six hyper-saline bays in the world. This makes it extremely important for Gulf of Mexico sea-life including dolphins and sea turtles which migrate to the Laguna Madre to hatch or raise their young. The only saltier body of water in the US is the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

TWO – A Chance at Gold (and Silver)

South Padre Island is home to several shipwrecks. During the1500’s Spain used South Padre Island to export resources from Mexico to Spain. The ‘Wreck of the 300’ in 1554 lost millions of dollars in silver. Treasure hunters still flock to the area looking for lost treasure. In Texas, you have to turn any lost treasure over to the state.

 THREE – It might Make You Stronger

The first residents of the island were the Karankawa Indians. Local legend claims they were taller and stronger than the average man. They protected their island with massive bows and large arrows that most men could not draw back.

FOUR – The Lighthouse Lights the Way

The Port Isabel Lighthouse sits in the smallest state park in Texas. However, unlike most lighthouses in the US, this lighthouse is open for the public to climb and enjoy the great panoramic view of the area.

FIVE – Turtles Love This Place

Interestingly, South Padre Island is known for ecotourism. Winter Bird-watching and turtle rescue are important draws to the island. Sea Turtle, Inc, allows you to volunteer to help rescue and rehabilitate turtles during your vacation. You can even adopt your very own sea turtle.

 SIX – It’s a tropical Island

Never been to South Padre Island? Need a point of reference? South Padre island latitude is roughly the same as Nassau, Bahamas. Average daily temperature in November is approximately 78 degrees.

SEVEN – South Padre holds the Title

Padre Island holds the title of the Longest Undeveloped Barrier Island seashore in the World.

EIGHT – The Surf Is Up

Globally Texas may not be known for it’s surf but it does exist. Surf culture on South Padre Island are always ready for that next wave.

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.

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