My house is set high on stilts as protection from hurricanes. At first I found it odd living up high, as if I had a nest in the treetops and looked down on the ground from above. Now I’ve come to love my high perch and the perspective it provides. I can watch birds at eye level, see squirrels perform acrobatic leaps while I sit on the porch, I can hear the wind sough through the pine trees with its lovely fluid sound. I appreciate the increased visibility height provides, making it possible for me to see both the ocean and the bay while standing in the same spot. Living so high has also made me wonder about my own vision; do I tend to see life from a broad, high perspective, or do I settle for the lowest denominator, burying myself by accepting what is least noble in my own motives? Forgive me, Lord, when I seem to take my life and my blessings for granted, content with living on the ground floor. Please lift me with your spirit and help me raise others with the knowledge of you. Amen.

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  • Veronica Mc Donald

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    April 3, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    I will be visiting St George Island April 21 to April 28th and plan to attend your church service Sunday April 22. I live now on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada but will visiting your area to look for a home to purchase. Look forward to meeting many people on your island.

    • SGIUMC

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      April 4, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Hello, Veronica. We look forward to meeting you when you visit later this month. You will love St. George Island. It’s very peaceful with an abundance of bird and marine life.

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