Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Summer Northwest Tour (Post #1)

This first part of this summer's 6 week western tour began by heading northward thru Michigan and into the Canadian Providences where we had scheduled  services heading westward toward the Seattle Port for The Sail and Sing Alaskan Cruise.
As we were preparing to embark the eldest daughter was thinking. What can we take to make this old bus feel fresh and homey with it's 90's interior?

What are big Girls made of? What are Big boys made of? You decide what Kyle is thinking. We had a special service with the people at Faith Mennonite church in  Hillsdale, Michigan
That "gospel sawdust trail under the Big Top feel" is always refreshing as families from many churches fill the tent on warm summer nights. Dorchester,Wisconsin.
I was very entertained to observe  the preschool curly haired cousins openly  and delightfully attempting to  catch the eyes of their "Shirley Temple adorable-like" younger cousin

                 
                                The art of complete strangers finding a common interest to talk about.            

                                               When parks are your office and "out".


                                    Trying some Thai supper in Regina, Seskatchewan.


                           

When mom wants to put up a sign; We came  here ,"For the WIFI." 
                                                       
                                                                  Picture Butte, Alberta.


When your bunk is your room.


On a Waterton Park  peak  in Ontario.

 Celebrating the view from the top after a pretty intense incline of a hike with the youth  group and Pastor friends from Prairie Christian fellowship in Magrath, Alberta.



We had left in May on the day of our 25th anniversary and so tried to remember to be in a "celebrating us" mode thereafter.
           
           Enjoying the fellowship with the saints from the quaint, stained glass church in Magrath.
                                       
Canadian Homemade pies in one of the most well presented and displayed carry-ins.

Deborah's turn to nestle in beside the driver heading into the sunset towards the Montana crossing of the U.S. Border.

When you are miles from anyone you know on a Sunday night. Just the seven of you. Yet, you rest in that,you are known. Known by Him who formed all this. 



Posted by: Ruth Ann




Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mother's Day in the Foothills



 Honoring  Mothers...at Foothills Community Chapel




After the service the mothers were all dismissed first with their little succulents to enjoy a bit of uninterrupted fellowship in the sunshine...






                           
                      uh oh,must be this usher slipped out first as the men were dismissed:).  
After a nice lunch together my family blessed me to do whatever I would desire that afternoon. Considering one daughter was out of state and  the boys had soccer plans anyway later that afternoon,I decided to find a quiet spot with my mother's quilt by lake Lure instead of the usual choice of us all playing crochet in the backyard. Therapeutic it was.Rich and alive broke He The Word to my seeking soul.The church bell chiming out hymns from the nearby mountain at six o'clock was "the cherry on top" from the Lord as I packed up my basket homeward to again attempt Christ's Motherhood call for me.

Grateful for the mothering joys as well as "The Heavenly sandpaper"( Nancy Leigh Demoss Wollgemuth's Quote),our children God uses to refine me:Ruth Ann Miller




Thursday, February 23, 2017

North East India (India Part 1)

Three brothers and their sister landed on the other side of the the world, grateful for the series of miracles that brought them there (along with an airplane, of course. :)). We were so blessed to join good friends, new friends, and local friends for this annual Children's Retreat. 

 Since it can be hard to know where to start and stop with stories and memories, I'll let the pictures do most of the talking. :) 

























































Posted by: Deborah