January 6, 2023 – Day 5 of #ADayInMyLife @PTLPerrin @RRBC_org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

1-6-23, Day 5 In PTL Perrin’s Life

Welcome to day five of A Day In My Life! Happy Epiphany, or Three Kings Day!

I love living in Florida in January. Today, January 6, is the Epiphany, a Christian festival commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi (from dictionary.com). It’s also known as Three Kings Day, or the day before I take my inside Christmas decorations down. The photo is our young magnolia tree, which blooms whenever it feels like it, even in January.

As I looked up the official definition of Epiphany, I came across the word of the day, which is germinant. It means beginning to grow or develop, like the single bloom on the young tree. Or the beginning of a new year, where resolutions are being made, annual words are chosen, and writers take up a new challenge to write every day. Aren’t we all germinant in some respects?

Bill and I spent all afternoon today with a couple from church we absolutely love. Heidi and Antoine fill the atmosphere around them with joy. They’ve been married nearly nine years, and their laughter together is both contagious and delightful to hear! I feel energized every time I’m around them.

Antoine has a wonderful singing voice and sings on our praise team. Heidi joins me and a few other ladies for a rousing lunch once a month, where we discuss anything and everything and lift each other up. We are Princesses, daughters of the KING. We know who we are and Whose we are, and when we get together, everyone around us knows it, too. Rowdy only begins to describe our lunches together. Speaking of which, we have a lunch date next week!

I posted another book review today. The book moved me, and I loved the glimpses into a remarkable woman’s life. Even better, I’m enjoying getting to know the author through these daily blogs.

How time works, how it bends and stretches, contracts and sometimes seems to stop, is a mystery to me. Even more mysterious is how I manage to get anything done in the span of a single day. We’re closing in on the end of it and there are still chores to do, so hasta mañana, my friends! Have a good night!

Blessings!

Patty Perrin (writing as P.T.L. Perrin)

10 thoughts on “January 6, 2023 – Day 5 of #ADayInMyLife @PTLPerrin @RRBC_org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

    • Hi, Susanne! Bill and I have different interests, and so we have friends we hang out with separately, for the most part. Thankfully, we like each other’s friends and do get together occasionally. I’ll be praying that you find some friends to have fun with. People you can be yourself with. Blessings!

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  1. Hi Patty, you have such a cheerful and uplifting spirit…I absolutely love it! I used to live in Florida. My grandfather had a magnolia tree in his front yard in Winter Haven. One day, I made the mistake of sticking my nose in the flower and quickly discovered that I had disturbed a bee, who was now unhappy with me, to say the least. I never made that mistake again! : )

    Many blessings,
    Donna M Atwood
    D M Atwood
    https://www.dmatwood.com

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    • Hi, Donna! Thanks! I’ve watched the bees patiently dismantle the stamen in a magnolia flower, lay the cut stems on the floor of the open flower, and move on to the next when they’re finished gathering the nectar. They leave a neat pile, and if you were to stick your nose in the flower when they’re gone, you’d inhale all those loose stems and sneeze! I guess sneezing is better than a sting. I once had a bee fly into my helmet while I was riding my motorcycle. Closed helmet. I calmly pulled over, opened the faceplate, and it flew out. No sting. Now THAT was a miracle! That I didn’t panic! :-0

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  2. Patty, this was a beautiful post, almost lyrical. It is clear that you live your faith and spread that joy. I was raised Catholic, and we always celebrated The Epiphany and went to mass, back in the day. I’m glad you had a lovely day!

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    • Thanks, Maura Beth! I do occasionally wax poetic. God has been so good to me, and I can’t separate my faith from who I am. Joy is a byproduct of gratitude. It took years to learn to be grateful no matter what, and when I did, joy took over. Not that I can’t be cantankerous at times. I have that down to an art form, too. Blessings!

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  3. Hi Patty,
    I love three kings day. It is still a holiday in the catholic regions of Germany.
    It seems like you and Bill had a delightful afternoon with friends. Heidi is a German name. Is she German?
    Have a lovely Saturday.
    Shalom Aleichem

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    • Hi, Pat! Heidi looks like she has German origins, too, but I don’t know for sure. She was adopted into a family in Massachusetts as a baby. Antoine had his DNA traced and discovered he’s part Scot. He’s a wonderful free spirit, and sometimes wears a kilt, even to church. I love my friends. 🙂 Blessings!

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