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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hello...I am still alive and well!

I've only been online for a short while now and already I am addicted to YouTube. 
I've been hearing an awful lot about an impending WW3, and other disturbing things...So I have decided to put my trust in The Lord, and not worry about this. Some might think that is foolish, but as my daughter says, "Don't let the devil steal your joy today with fears about tomorrow."
Jesus said the same thing:

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:33,34

So here is my offering to any who are weary from listening to the news..Some of God's little reminders of his power and Majesty over his creation..and his love for his children through Christ our Lord..

I took this photo at a very remote and difficult to access
area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula..I managed to frame the lighthouse
by  leaving the designated pathway and laying down in the sand behind the driftwood.
This photo reminds me to always keep my
focus on Jesus, my Lord..He will never be moved,
but there are times when I will need to move away
from the path that I am on in order to stay focused.

Although this is not one of my better photos, I am
including it on here in order to illustrate a point..
Even through the storms of life..We can clearly
see and remember God's promises.

 I want to apologize to friends who have contacted me worried because of my long absence and silence online.

We do have home internet now, thank The Lord, and it is pretty amazing!

As soon as we got our cable upgrade, we were blessed by a week long visit from our oldest granddaughter..She and I had a total blast!

We are so much alike, and I think she was really surprised that her grandma really is such a kid at heart! I know her mom is probably confused about what ever happened to the strict disciplinarian that raised her, lol! I am retired from all that now, so it's time for some fun, fun, fun with the grands! 
Alyssa taking a picture of me taking a picture of her

At the close of summer Jeff finally got some time off from work and we were finally able to take the camper out for some exploration!

We also visited our daughter in Indiana for a few days at the beginning of October, and had some fun at Indiana's annual 

'Feast of the Harvest Moon' festival where we walked around eating turkey legs and sipping hot apple cider among many people, some of which were in period dress circa mid 1700's...

Here is Jeff and daughters aboard two ship museums on the coast of Lake Michigan
This is the largest of the two, the
 S.S. City of Milwaukee.(otherwise known as Manistee's Ghost Ship)
because they open it up as a haunted house tour in October..We toured it in August.

And here is a photo someone took of an alleged ghost ship on Lake Superior the same weekend we were there!
This got the attention of our local media and is now all over the internet.

And here is a photo I took myself of a real ship as we drove over the  Mighty Mackinaw later that same week

This photo was taken early morning on the shore of Lake Michigan
The land you see is called Hog Island.
We parked our camper on a ledge overlooking the water..
In fact the next photo shows the rocky shoreline
where our campsite is hidden.
The camper is perched on a cliff at the right of this photo. 
At sunset
And here are some neat passers-by that we encountered during our camping trip...
This eagle was perched on a rock way out by the island..He was hunting seagulls. We know this because a friend who camped there before witnessed eagles taking down seagulls who migrate to the tiny island each spring to lay their eggs. We were there last May and seen the island full of them..(This last camping trip was earlier this October.)

These two made us laugh as they were navigating the waves trying to get in for a closer look at us!

Only two days after returning home, our Son In Law shattered his hip in three places..He is a disabled veteran, only 30 yrs. old, and he is having a very difficult time of it. He initially stayed in the hospital for five days after surgery, but we had to take him back for an additional five days because of severe pain and swelling. We would sure appreciate your prayers for his recovery. He is at home now...

Thank you, and God bless!

~Blessings & Love~
and remember,
we are...


Just one more photo...
Taken after I completed this post..

Yes, that is snow on that pine branch!
(sorry about the reflection in the window)


Jane said...

Hello Lisa! Glad you're back! You have a very wise daughter. Oh course we will pray for your SIL. Glad to read that you had a chance to go camping and enjoy yourself.


Never Forsaken said...

Hi Jane..Guess what..

dreambear said...

Welcome back! Love traveling near and far with you ~

Brenda said...

Hi Lisa,
nice to see you back blogging, and enjoying things. I love what your daughter has said regarding taking no thought for tomorrow. Always good to remember that all things are possible with God and that His thoughts are for our welfare and not to harm us. I always try to take every thought captive and bring it into obedience to the Word of God in my life.
I love your pics too, the one of the ghost ship looks like a cross in the distance. A few days ago my husband pointed up to the sky and said 'Look at that.' There were two trails from planes that formed the exact shape of a cross. It was beautiful.

Never Forsaken said...

Love having you along, if only in spirit, my dear friend!

Never Forsaken said...

My daughter is wise for her young age..She has such a heart for the Lord too!
It is good to be back on here, and thanks for the warm welcome back!

Brenda said...

It just came into my mind Lisa 'If God is for us who can be against us.' We shall continue to pray for one another to the One with Whom all things are possible.

samantha said...

I'm so glad you're back! I checked once a week to see if you posted again. Your photos are so cool! I love it! I love you!

Never Forsaken said...

I love you too, Sam!
We had such a good time with you guys..We miss you.
I'm happy to be back posting on my blog.

Never Forsaken said...

~Amen!~ That is so very encouraging especially during these last days.

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