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Jackfish
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02/19/2016 08:27AM  
When I was about 14 years old, my aunt, uncle and cousin invited me to go with them on a two-week adventure to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. We ferried a motorboat to the island on the Ranger III ferry and we were able to explore nearly every part of the eastern half of the island.

My uncle, then a Lutheran minister, who retired several years later and passed away a little over a year ago, always made such a spiritual impact on me. There are so many positive things I remember about him.

In 2003, when our Boy Scout Troop started doing high adventure trips, I organized a backpacking trip to Isle Royale. It would be the first time I had been back since 1974. I mailed a hand-written card to my aunt and uncle thanking them for taking me way back when and to let them know that after 29 years, I was finally returning.

I received a wonderful response in the mail shortly after we returned home, and it had this bible verse written inside... it has stuck with me every since and will forever. I thought it was the perfect verse considering that I was leading a group of young Boy Scouts. I think of it before canoe trips, before vacation, going into a big meeting at work, anything where I need God's guiding hand. Knowing that He is always there is quite comforting.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
 
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joetrain
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02/19/2016 06:18PM  
Good one Jackfish. God is always good. Wish I was.
~JOE~
 
Arkansas Man
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02/19/2016 09:01PM  
Amen to that! Great verse Pete! One of my favorites is Isaiah 41: 10. Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand!
 
Jackfish
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02/19/2016 11:37PM  
Thanks guys. :)
 
Basspro69
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02/20/2016 10:27PM  
Amen Jackfish, whenever we take our hands off the wheel in the ride of life, and let him drive, we always get to where we need to be. Trust in him and he will never fail you .
 
02/26/2016 10:17PM  
Absolutely love that verse! I've been reading Philippians 4:6 to my daughter each night before bed , but I think I will add this one into the rotation! Thanks Jackfish!
 
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