The Last Piece of Wood — A Maritime Parable About Preparation

The man was reaching up over his head in a compartment of the ship. With a tool in one hand and a piece of wood in the other, he carefully placed the piece where it was designed to be mounted. Each screw was tightened as it should be. He leaned… Continue reading

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Cut the Waters and Move Ahead — A Maritime Parable

I could see myself a few meters away from the axe bow of a ship. The grey hull was moving fast in normal seas. When the front edge of that cutting shape meets water, it is sliced. The force of the impact ejects spray up and slightly away from the… Continue reading

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Before the Wind — A Maritime Parable

I woke with a picture in my head in 2018. It was vivid enough for me to sketch it, think about it, and pray over it’s meaning. After decades of growing in Christ, I am acquainted with being led by the Word, circumstance, and even visions or pictures. This one… Continue reading

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Maritime Parables — A Coming Trio

The Master of Parables, Jesus Christ, is the Author of an array of parables that are a significant part of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Further, He often speaks to His children in parables, pictures, dreams, and visions that use natural phenomena. I have heard many from friends… Continue reading

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Prayer, Faith, and Tugboat Power

Most people pay attention to big things. For some, it’s power. For others it is fame or money. In shipping, it’s the big ships that get attention. After all, ships laden with cargo are worth a fortune that will be delivered to a places far away. Sea lanes are full… Continue reading

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