Once we were on board it was like we had never been on a ship before and everything seemed wonderful and new. Of course we both had images of famous ships come flooding into our minds. And Chris and I had a great time for diocesan brotherhood as we journeyed towards our destination. After we prayed Office of Readings and Morning Prayer, which I couldn't help but think of Fr. Thomas Byles, the priest who was on board the Titanic when it sank who was noted for praying Night Prayer at the time it struck the ice berg, we went to the bow of the ship to talk some more before heading back into the main deck.
We had a fantastic bon-voyage as we said farewell to a little island that neither Chris nor I was ready to leave. So, I recommend people from our diocese to take the ship across the big lake, Lake Michigan to St. James and see Holy Cross. Because once you leave the harbor anything can happen! And remember Rob and Penny the ones we met heading over. Well, God's providence took place! I ran into Rob in Petoskey, Mi not even two days after getting back! This time, we got contact information and we have started a prayer circle amongst the four of us! In a single moment when Chris and I decided to "Let Go and Let God," God totally provided what we needed and when! How awesome is that?!?!?! Praise God for He is Good!