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Family Time in Michigan

Almost every year, beginning in my childhood, I have spent time in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan—usually in summer or fall. It is a beautiful place!

I have memories of fishing with my Dad and my brother. The fish were cleaned and served for dinner or sometimes breakfast.

Over the years we have picked strawberries, blueberries and wild thimble berries as a family.

Recently my siblings, brother-in-law and nephew spent a week with my husband and me at the old family farmhouse. We cleared an overgrown driveway—despite being attacked by swarms of mosquitos. It was hard work, but it was good. We enjoyed each other’s company and shared meals.

We found moments of relaxation and joy. We watched the gradual setting of the sun over a nearby lake. We discovered wildflowers in bloom. 

Thimble berry Flower
Thimbleberry flower
False Lily of the Valley
Nodding Trillium

There is so much beauty in the world God has created.

This past Sunday, we had reading from Psalm 19 at our church.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. Psalm 19:1-2 

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

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