The Good Lord is our Captain.

While we were in Hilton Head, my family and I had the awesome opportunity to take a sail boat out into the ocean and sight see for dolphins. We were out on the big blue for 2 hours and in the moments of silence…I couldn’t help but notice the parable the Lord was showing….a picture in motion; My family sailing together.

“Bear one another burdens; and so fulfill the law of Christ” ~Galatians 6:1-2  

When one member is hurting, the entire family hurts.

When one gets called into ministry, the entire family is called.

When a family member is led to take a leap of faith in very big ways, we all hold hands and go forward together. 

When one rejoices, we all rejoice.

We just have to trust in God to steer us…through the smooth sailing, rough patches, and the unknown. 

 So thankful that the Good Lord is our Captain.

The River by Garth Brooks played. 




  1. He truly is our Captian, what a great post Janelle and what a beautiful family you have. It was such a reminder of how our family is given to us by the Lord in this life to help us through and for us to glorify the Lord with. And the song at the end with the young lady signing- beautiful to watch. God bless you.

  2. Wow Janelle – this word picture is SO true!!! In the family we are all in the same boat together! Beautiful post – thanks!
    Love you,

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