Saturday, October 3
“What a friend we have in Jesus”
“Near the cross”
Oh, wow! Those songs were beautiful.
There is, beyond the azure blue
A God, concealed from human sight
He tinted skies with heav’nly hue
And framed the worlds with His great might
There is a God (There is a God), He is alive (He is alive)
In Him we live (In Him we live) and we survive (and we survive)
From dust our God (From dust our God) created man (created man)
He is our God (He is our God), the great I Am (the great I Am)
There was a long, long time ago
A God whose voice the prophets heard
He is the God that we should know
Who speaks from His inspired word
Our God, whose Son upon a tree
A life was willing there to give
That He from sin might set man free
And evermore with Him could live
“I will meet you in the morning.”
“God be with you ’til we meet again.”
After supper we went to the Board Room to hear Amos Raber speak on “Being Faithful Through the Hard Times.” He knows about hard times. His first wife was killed in a vehicle accident on their honeymoon.
What would Christianity look like without “religion.”
One thing I remember from his seminar:
To be an Oaks of Righteousness for God most people have to go through tough times – mourning and discouragement.
Isaiah 61:3 To provide for Zion’s mourners, to give them a crown in place of ashes, oil of joy in place of mourning, a mantle of praise in place of discouragement. They will be called Oaks of Righteousness, planted by the Lord to glorify himself.
Friday, October 2
“Walk as children of the light.”
Today he sings for the Lord.
The Old City Market has been a meeting place and farmer’s market since 1876; it is the oldest continuing farmer’s market in all of Canada.
We stayed on the A bus twice, and found the second trip even more interesting than the first, because there was a lot of information given.
The second time we had the front window.
We chose to stay on as it was cool with light rain.
We rode this many years ago when we visited Saint John by car.
Here in Saint John, the bay tides rise 28 ½ feet. When the tide is low, the St. John River, 450 miles long, empties into the bay.
After while I will show you how the back ship left the harbor while we were still docked.
He claimed that I started it, but I think it was him.
After supper we went to The Cool Lounge to hear Eduard and Christine Klassen.
Thursday, October 1
This was the day that we looked forward to stopping in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
However the weather changed our plans.
Even though we didn’t have any excursions planned (we had been to Halifax before), it was a bit disappointing.
This is the day we were reminded by Ryan: “Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.”
She asked if I could stay and get my pedicure right away.
It’s the first time I ever did that while watching the ocean.
I was disappointed to have missed it, but we did have a nice relaxing morning and afternoon.
I am a morning person and love to get to bed early as often as possible.
Wednesday, September 30 – A Day At Sea
How easy it is to blame others for bad attitudes (smells) when it was us all the time.
I am not sure how I missed taking pictures of the funniest part of Ryan’s part today. When he used real people to be “dummies” and sing “Jesus Loves Me.” I was probably laughing so much that I forgot I had a camera in front of me.
Our schedule told us that the dress code for the evening was elegant.
Tuesday, September 29 – Portland, Maine
We asked a few Portland people why there were wolves (or coyotes) on these deteriorating dock posts. Nobody seemed to know why. They thought it was a display of art. (It did not appear to be taxidermy.)
Many on our cruise were going on a variety of tours for the day. By evening we heard about them seeing lighthouses and Bush’s compound at Kennebunkport. Since Mark and Diane have lived here for many years, we have seen most of the places on the guided tours.
The men were in The Board Room with Steve Stutzman: “Man Up – Being A Man After God’s Own Heart.”
I loved our day in Portland.