28 June 2014

Found to Follow

For almost two years, now, I've been studying my way very slowly, very methodically, through the Gospel of John... I'm finally somewhere in chapter 9. As I literally crawl my way through this book of the Bible, the Holy Spirit is challenging me on what it means to be not just a wife, mom, missionary... but first and foremost a disciple of Jesus.

I'd like to share with you one of those "challenges."

The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”
Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. (John 1.43-44)
Please join me over at Missionary Mom's Companion, where I continue sharing how the Lord challenged me to be both a better missionary and disciple through meditating on and studying these two short verses. 

27 June 2014

Five Minute Friday ~ Lost on an island... Mackinac Island!

About a month ago, Victoria's class took a trip.

A class trip.

To Mackinac Island.

We took the ferry under the Mackinac Bridge and then across to the island.


Talk about a place where it is easy to get lost!

...and not so much because it is complicated or difficult to find your way around. After all, circling the perimeter of the island on bike takes less than an hour (even riding slowly as these older, out of shape and recovering from injury legs couldn't handle any more than that). 

It is easy to get lost in the history... the beauty... the simplicity... the shopping... the fudge... and, a no-brainer if you are a Wrightling-ette, the horses!

Victoria's teacher, Mr. Matson and his wife (one of my good friends, so it was fun to visit)!

The guy doing the historical interpretive stuff said he'd never run into
a group of junior high girls so interested in learning how to fire a canon!


Are you enjoying these photos from our day on the island! I had to live vicariously when Nadia made the trip with her class, our last furlough.

Yeah! We're fans of the movie... Even if it is a little stupid and sappy, the musical score is amazing.

As John Locke said about that other famous and mysterious island

"...This place is different. 

It's special. 
The others don't wanna talk about it because it scares them, 
but we all know it, 
we all feel it."

Linking up with Lisa-Jo for a 5mf photo (more or less)  essay today!


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