Sunday, May 20, 2012

Our trip to the Riley's part 1

Okay, so blogger changed things around so until I get used to the new format, my post may be a bit wacky but hang in there I will get used to it. I wanted to show you some pictures of the trip we made to our friends the Riley's house. They live way up near Jonesport. On the Sunday morning that we spent with them (their church service that day was in the afternoon) we took a boat ride.  

 Michael Riley and Ronnie, John is petting Blue and that is Mr. Riley in the background.

Mrs. Riley, Dad, and Mom who was really cold the entire trip!

It was pretty foggy when we went out but it cleared up later.

Stephen and Norman.
Told you she was cold.

Old Blue, (my favorite, he slept in my bed every night!)

The dogs kept standing on the edge of the boat!
This is one of their lobster buoys. 
Seagull in flight, unsure if John got this or if I did. I think it was me.

One of the boat controls, no idea what it does.
Okay, so there was this house on this little tiny island way out by itself! Not my ideal place of habitation.

I will be posting more pictures of our trip both on the boat and the other various things we did.

Friday, April 6, 2012

44 Now it was[l] about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was darkened,[m] and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’”[n] Having said this, He breathed His last.

47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!” Luke 23:44-47

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Well, 2011 has come and gone and the world is still here, only by the goodness and grace of our great God. I have not completed my resolution from last year. (really? whoever does?) I am a year older and some wiser. I have seen sickness and health, I have born deaths, and rejoiced over births. I have gone through times of doubt and trust. I learned to drive. I have prayed and been prayed for. I have felt my heart ache over my friends troubles. God has shown me much in my life that needs change. I have experienced much change in this year, and yet I look ahead and though I do not know what is to come exactly I know in my heart that there is only more yet to come. Can I truly say that I want that change? But being a Christian I do want the change that only a true faith and devotion to God works in our lives. Change, we have a love-hate relationship. I think that our family has gone through enough turmoil, but it is often that through what seems like turmoil to us, God's plans are brought about. Trials are meant to stretch us and grow us. God works in both lightning bolts and little drips. (paraphrase Amazing Grace) Think about that, a lightning bolt would break and crack a stone, whereas a drip of water would slowly wear away at the stone. I do not think that I am the only one in whose life both has happened. Change can be rapid or gradual. Do not pray that change that will not come, but rather pray that God will be with us through it and that we will listen to what He says to us. 'If God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it.' I saw that on a ring and it has encouraged me much when I think of it. I pray God will bless you my readers, and that He will work mightily in your lives this coming year. God Bless and Happy New Year!