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Back from the Rich Port with Thanksgiving!

How Did We Get Off the Island?!?

Joel and I got the opportunity to go to Puerto Rico and when we were buying tickets to head down there, the return tickets were around $600-800 a piece and you couldn’t book them for earlier than three weeks out!  So what did Joel and I do?

We just bought one way tickets with no logical hope for getting off the island!  I love that my husband is crazy and trusts God when he feels his leading.  We were able to be a part of distributing filters, medication, and batteries all over the island then it came time to leave.  What to do?!?

With an island trying to leave through San Juan, Joel and I tried a tiny airport on the other side of the island.  There was no one there but two people behind the jet blue counter with street clothes on.  No tickets for two weeks and around $300 a piece.  We stand there, I feel like leaving because I think the lady behind the counter wants us to pay this and try standby the next day even though there was only one flight out.  Joel asks her to check again.

Her face drops as the screen changes.  She whispers to her co-worker that comes over.  There are now four seats open on the flight tomorrow for $100 a piece.  She tells us how a mother and daughter have been waiting in the airport for three days trying to leave the island.  She says two of these tickets are your and the other two are theirs.  She books and we walk out stunned that we not only have tickets for a noon flight the next day but that we got them so cheap.  Praise God!  Just like our Lord.


In addition, the tickets were flying into Orlando where we have some friends and family it was nice to see!  We may have made a little stop while we were there.

Someone gifted us with entrance tickets!  I haven’t been to Disney World since I was six years old and it was a perfect day there with Joel.  Back to Charlotte burbs we headed.

Painting Prints for Sale for Small Business Saturday!

With Joel and family’s support, I made prints of some of the paintings I’ve painted over the years.  For small business Saturday I am sharing them with you here!  The big ones are for $15 and the smaller ones for $10 plus $2 for shipping (write me for international order rates). 

Just send what you would like to order and your address to happyreign222@gmail.com.  Happy holidays and Best wishes to you and your families wherever you are!  We can accept payments through paypal on our happy giving link.  You can find all of these painting’s background stories on this website link here!

Joel and I have plans to travel this month but everything should be stateside.  Maybe we’re coming to a city near you!

Love and Blessings,

Heather and Joel

P.S. If you are looking for Christmas gifts and you want something for the outdoors, we also have some beautiful friends in the Orlando area that sell reflective wind spinners that are colorful and last forever.  They ship them right to you and you can check them out at their website here!

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My Story

I feel like there is power in sharing our stories and sometimes the best place to start is the beginning.  Recently, I was given an opportunity to share how my relationship with God began and I thought I would share it here as well.

I went to church with my family sometimes and even learned stories from the bible as a child, but I went to church for years and never really remember hearing about Jesus or what he did for us or what he thought of us.  I remember trying really hard to figure out when to stand and when to sit and how to make my voice go up or down with the music notes I didn’t know how to read in the hymnal.

Fast forward through my parent’s divorce, our moving to a new location, and lots of high school parties.  At one point I was grounded because of driving lots of drunk people at like three in the morning when I was sixteen.  I hadn’t been drinking.  While I was grounded, my mother gave me a book, as she is an avid reader.

This book was fiction and written by a Christian.  In this book, the author clearly explained how a certain character in the book was impacted by Christ and the holy spirit working in her life.  I remember just saying “Yes” to God in my basement and feeling his presence fill the room and a conversation between us began that hasn’t stopped to this day. (You can read more about this subject here.)

God continues to help me.  How to respond in my marriage, how to view the mistakes of my past, what decisions I should make concerning how I live my life.  He is the peace within me, and his love is my breath.  He continues to remind me of my value and my worth.  I have fallen in love and he continues to show me how to love myself and love others.  The end–or actually–just the beginning.  🙂