Pawleys Island

Spending time on Pawleys island hardly seems to be consistent with a more traditional view of Lenten discipline. As opposed to a lenten sacrifice, Suzy and I are splurging, despite it being a time in our life, when we shouldn’t. Why are we splurging? Well, during my health hiccup last fall, Suzy and I told each other that if we made it through all the treatments and procedures, we would return to one of my favorite places in the world. I love walking the beach at Pawleys, watching the pelicans and other birds soar over the marsh, and for long periods of time doing absolutely nothing but think.

Last year, we used our Pawleys’ vacation to kick start my latest novel, Light of Day. This year I hope to do the same for my next novel tentatively titled Bat Cave,NC. But more importantly, my hiccup has caused us to think a lot about how we want to live our latter years, and no, I am not talking about which assisted living facility we want to move into. We believe that we still have much to contribute to our family, our community, and society in general. I believe many people my age still have lots to contribute. Surviving my health hiccup has caused me to want to be part of my community, not a spectator. Suzy and I want to come to grips with what it is going to take to accomplish our mutual and seperate goals.

God wants each of us to use the Lenten season to come closer to him. He certainly can be found  here at Pawleys Island. That’s for sure.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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  1. Sounds like spending time in what is very close to heaven is good practice? Plus, if you book heaven 10 years out you get a significant upgrade! That does not guarantee your admission but gives you time to add some more positives in your favor; sounds like a good plan to me.

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