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Into the Wild

In Practicing Solitude, The Journey on June 8, 2011 by scottsund Tagged: , ,

I’m at Sund’s Lodge for the new few weeks.  After arriving the other night, its been a feast of Mother Nature.  Over dinner last night we watched a gray whale feeding down off the dock and today we went fishing at dawn and had the amazing privilege of watching the sun rise over the Pacific and over the Coast Mountains.  Other natural sights in the first 48 hours: seals, dolphins, feeding blue herons, mink, sunrises and half moons shining over smooth Inside Passage waters.  It has been breath-taking.  Thought we work very hard up here at Sund’s Lodge, there is a constant companion of nature that is a continual reminder of the God who made it all.  It absolutely forces me to pray more when I witness God’s handiwork everywhere.

If you want to follow some of the action this summer, check out the Sund’s Lodge website or the daily fish and weather report on the fishing blog found here.

Though it is hard to be far from my family and friends and the church that has been such a passion to help build in recent months, I am glad to be here working and serving and experiencing the grandeur of the planet.  Though I am far from many, I am praying and thinking of you all.  My words of wisdom and encouragement aren’t my own, but come from the book of Numbers when Aaron blesses the people of Israel on their great journey from captivity in Egypt toward the promise land.  Aaron said,

“The Lord bless you, and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine on you,
An be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.”

I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

Here are pictures from our morning.

Dawn breaks over the Inside Passage

In a moment it rises all the way into the sky

The rod is set for high tide at Flower Island

The thrill of the catch...a 21 lb. Chinook salmon boated by fishmaster Geoff Millar

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