A Virtual Walk Through CL Dees Wildlife Trail Gautier, Mississippi

Amanda and I decided to check out the CL Dees Wildlife Trail, another portion of the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National wildlife refuge. It turned out to be an excellent choice for a crisp southern October morning. The cypress trees were putting on a show as their foliage was changing color readying the trees for winters …

God Will Supply Our Needs

Faith in God gives us confidence that we can face whatever challenges present themselves in our life through God who promises an eternity free from trial and need.

Three Actions of a Confident Child of God

1st Kings 18:20-40 Today’s message at church was based on the story of Elijah challenging the prophets of Baal. Elijah had been in hiding but God called him out of his seclusion to reach the people of Israel and remind them of His promises and their need for faithfulness. The sermon really hit home for …

Blue Angels 75th Anniversary Homecoming

More images available in my air show Gallery on my Jlouphotography website. A month ago I had the privilege of spending time with two of my precious grandsons that I seldom get to see. Their mom invited me to join them for a weekend stay at Navarre Beach to catch the Blue Angels 75th Anniversary …

Ocean Springs Mississippi

It’s only recently that I’ve begun to understand the significance of places like Ocean Springs and how inter-connected all of our gulf coast towns are. Fort Maurepas was the stopping off point of the LeMoyne brothers in their expedition to find a new place to settle for French Colonists of Quebec and Montreal who chose …

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Mobile APPS for Nature Lovers

If you are an outdoor enthusiast or nature lover, the chances are you have seen amazing things on your adventures. You’ve probably even taken pictures of them and shared them on social media. If you’ve ever been curious about plants, animals or phenomenon that you would like to know more about, there’s probably an app …

Hurricane Lilies

Hurricane Lilies

Hurricane lilies, a flower belonging to the genus Lycoris in the family Amaryllidaceae, are not native to North America, but they have become well established here and grow wild all along the gulf coast.  They derive their common name from the time of year they make their appearance which is at the height of the …

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Things You May Not Know about Alabama

The official beverage of Alabama is Conecuh Ridge Whiskey. Yep, it’s alcohol, and Alabama is the only state with an official alcoholic beverage. That could explain why there are places in Alabama with names like Smuteye, Chigger Hill and Scratch Ankle. After all, what sober person would come up with names like that? (More interesting Alabama place names.) Alabama …

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Things You May not Know about Texas

You could say that Texas is the original “Law and Order” state since it is home to the oldest law enforcement agency in the U.S., the Texas Rangers. And according to the state law books it  is still a hanging offense in Texas to steal cattle or to put graffiti on someone else’s cow. Texans are serious about …

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Things You May not Know about Mississippi

Jackson is one of only FOUR cities IN THE WORLD sanctioned by the International Theater-Dance committee to host the International Ballet Competition, with Moscow, Varna, and Helsinki being the other three. Mississippi is also the home of many scientific and technological advances not the least of which were the first human heart and first lung transplants in the …