Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In The River

Me, canoeing on the Hersey River
If you had been standing on the banks of the Hersey River in Reeds City, Michigan on Monday morning, you would have seen several colorful canoes and kayaks as they meandered lazily downstream. My husband and I were in one of them, enjoying the different sights of the river as it twisted and turned. Even though it was easy canoeing, we had a guide at the front of our party, and a guide at the back, just to make sure that everyone was safe. As we came around one of the bends in the river, we had to steer our canoe in between two large rocks. We successfully avoided one, but became grounded on the other. Thankfully, standing right there in the middle of that freezing cold water was one of the guides, waiting to help us.
As we meander through the twists and turns of our lives and ministries, God is like one of those guides- He is ahead, and behind, and everywhere in between. He is waiting to help us, right there in the river.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. Isaiah 43:2


  1. I can and always will remember that journey down the river in our canoe as a family at Family Camp! How blessed we our to have the incredible church family that we do and how very blessed we are to have you and David and your whole family with us now!

  2. Thank you so much Edie! David & I feel truly blessed to be with our Trinity family too!