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The Beautiful Ugly of Low Tide

When I was a cIMG_20140830_190826_962hild my daddy would put his beloved boat, The Never-No II into the water by way of the family boat ramp into Abbapoola Creek.  This ramp is still a tradition that is enjoyed by many family members today. Daddy was a skilled boater and knew every bank and oyster bed as he made his way through the winding turns to the big water of the Stono River.  Although there were many challenges to be navigated around I learned that there is a beautiful ugly of  low tide.

It always made me a bit nervous when the Never-No was launched on a low tide.  You would see mounds of pluff mud, blue crabs looking the next delicious toe to attack and tiny fiddler crabs with claws that were three times as large as their small bodies. There was also junk throw into the creek by my grandfather (Gumpa) that DNR by today’s standards would consider a felony offense.

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Rescue Dogs Who Rescued Me

It was a gift from God; a beautiful black dog showed up one day at our home on Johns Island. I was a ten-year-old tomboy and nothing was more exciting to me than walking around the farm exploring. “Blackie”  and I bonded. She became my best-friend and constant companion.  The term “rescue dog” was not even invented but then I think back on those precious years of companionship, Blackie was one of those  rescue dogs who rescued me.It was a gift from God; a beautiful black dog showed up one day at our home on Johns Island. I was a ten-year-old tomboy and nothing was more exciting to me than walking around the farm exploring. “Blackie”  and I bonded. She became my best-friend and constant companion.  The term “rescue dog” was not even invented but then I think back on those precious years of companionship, Blackie was one of those  rescue dogs who rescued me.

She was the friend who listened and never judged me.  If I had a problem, I would walk and talk with Blackie.  She just stared at me with her big golden-brown eyes.  I just knew I my heart that she understood every word I said. Blackie was my protector.  I loved riding my bicycle to visit my Grandparents and she was right side me. On one trip down that dirt road, she jumped in front of my bike barking out-of-control.  Right in front of me was a giant snake coiled up, ready to strike.

Posted in encouragment, faithful, Uncategorized by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

The Long Branches of the Historic Angel Oak Tree

The Long Branches of the Historic Angel Oak Tree

Posted in encouragment, family by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

Yes, You Can Make an “F” in English 101 and Write Best-Selling Books

 

Knock me over; it happened.  “Bury Me with My Pearls,” made it all the way to Number 35 on Amazon and listed as a Hot New Release. and continues to do well.  Yes, you can make an “F” in English 101 and write a best-selling book. #pearlsbook

Knock me over; it happened.  “Bury Me with My Pearls,” made it all the way to Number 35 on Amazon and listed as a Hot New Release.  Yes, you can make an “F” in English 101 and write  Best-Selling Books.

God is so good to protect  this book and help it survive the Typhoon in the Philippines since many of the files were in that country. Please continue to pray for the victims of that terrible disaster.  I am thankful that a promise I made my mother came true on Tuesday, November 12, 2013  Thank all of you for your support,  not only for the book but for also helping the Typhoon victims since they benefit from book sales.

Posted in determination, encouragment by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Life’s Journey: Grow Your Pearls, Wear Your Pearls, Share Your Pearls

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A ten year book project, “Bury Me with My Pearls,”  will be available on Amazon tomorrow. Thank you for sharing this book since it is a “ministry opportunity” for me to help others who need emotion help and encouragement. Life’s journey is to: grow your pearls, wear your pearls and share your pearls. #pearlsbook

Isn’t this a humorous book? Yes, but I would not be true to myself or my faith not writing about the Dark Pearl. My wonderful editor, Denise said, “Jane, go deeper.” That was scary for me since deeper meant re-living years of emotional pain and heartbreak for myself and for my aging mother. It also meant dealing with more emotional pain after my mother died, then the death of my sister. This book is a roller-coaster ride of laughter and tears.  I promise that you will laugh and then learn many spiritual principles to  help you on your journey through life. My prayer is that this book will be a source of hope, help, humor, and healing. I am blessed to have faith, amazing friends and family. My husband, Thomas Herlong has been a pearl to help me through the many years we were heart-broken and also for encouraging me to write this book. My children Caroline Herlong and Holmes Herlong are such a blessing to me!

Posted in encouragment, faith by Jane Jenkins Herlong.