Today was the best! A nice paddle down Tuckahoe Creek checking wood duck boxes. We recorded the amount of hatched, partially hatched, and unhatched chicks from last year while replacing bedding for this year. One momma duck did so well we left her a note telling her so(mom's like to hear they are doing a good job!). Wood ducks will be back soon and their boxes are ready for them! #tuckahoestatepark#ilovemyjob#woodducks
Just thinking a bunch and enjoying my last few days home. No matter how much we want things to stay the same, life is all about change. Sometimes change is for the better, and sometimes its not. But no matter why things are changing, we need to be able to let go and move on. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a painful breakup, a business failure, or a treacherous betrayal, holding onto pass pain and resentment will only hold you back. Luke 9:62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Big changes coming my way!
Playing with some time lapse photography gave me some time to think and gave me a higher perspective on things. Philippians 1:21 says, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Most people focus on the second part of the verse, “to die is gain,” and contemplate the joys of heaven. But we should not overlook what comes before. The importance of the phrase “to live is Christ” cannot be overstated. In all honesty, this phrase should be central to every Christian’s life. “To live is Christ” means that Christ is our focus, our goal, and our chief desire. Christ is the center point of our mind, heart, body and soul. Everything that we do, we do for Christ’s glory. As we run the “race marked out for us,” we lay aside the entangling sin and worldly distractions, “fixing our eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1-2). He is our life.
This is Tuckahoe Creek after a sand quarry (swipe right) decided to drain their holding lagoon into the nearby “ditch,” polluting up to seven miles of the Tuchakoe (photo taken in 2015). Because of a citizen complaint we were able to quickly respond to the threat, contact the appropriate agencies, and eliminate the source of discharge. Consider this a public service announcement for anyone that sees our waterways being polluted to contact us at @shorerivers or your local riverkeeper and remember to #protectwhatyoulove