McClish Lake, a Summer Tradition with Friends

I arrived in time to enjoy several rounds of McClish Lake on the pontoon captained by Sandy and her pooch.
Four of us enjoyed each other's company along with the cool weather and pleasant views from the comfortable cottage owned by one of our friend's mother. Walks, laughter, a Cary Grant/Kathryn Hepburn movie, some games and great conversation filled our hours along with some good food. The sugar cream pie turned out to be delicious - for those of you who wondered.

Each morning, I was the earliest riser. I enjoyed my cup of coffee looking out on the lake from a chaise lounge. With journal and Bible open, I read and recorded my joy, my praise and my delight in God's creation. You can see how smooth the water was compared to later in the day when Betty and Becky braved the ripples with the kayak!

The final evening, Betty and I were left. After saying good-byes to the other two, we took a 45 minute walk that found us stopping frequently to gaze at the progressively beautiful sunset!


  1. Oh dear friend,

    What a beautiful setting to enjoy a good time of fellowship and to bask in the glory of God's creation!

    Thank you for sharing your days...If I would have been there, I would have done the same thing, sit by the lake with my bible and my journal and just allow God's beauty to pour over me ;D

    blessings dear friend,

    lady m

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful retreat at the lake! I'm happy for you! You must feel refreshed body and soul.
    Your pictures were great, and the sunset was especially beautiful.
    Thanks so much for sharing that.
    All the best,

  3. It sounds like you really enjoyed yourself. Isn't it great when we are able to spend time with our Forever Friends? Loved your pictures.

  4. The pictures were just gorgeous Rebecca.

    Now, I KNEW that the pie turned out great from your pictures the other day...what I am wondering is what the secret recipe is???!

    That was such a wonderful way to have a spiritual and friendship getaway...would have loved, just loved to have been there!

    blessings and hugs,


    p.s. I DO think it is a good idea when you have the time, that is, to comment back in your own comment section.

  5. Oh Rebecca, what a beautiful reflective time you had with God, nature and friends...sounds and looks so beautiful...I was right there with you my friend:-) Hugs

  6. Dear Rebecca,

    What a blessing to have been able to go and enjoy the company of friends, being surrounded by all that beauty. I could just take in a deep breath and smell the fragrant morning air as you were sitting with your Bible and journal early in the day. That is a most precious time, so peaceful and quiet.

    Beautiful sunset...

    Thank you for sharing.

    God's grace and peace unto you.

  7. I have begun reading your right sidebar quotes, sayings, etc. I truly enjoy them. I got as far as "Thy Word is Like a Garden, Lord" by Edwin Hodder.

    And then I came upon the picture of your Uncle Russ and Aunt Jane. I love it. How precious they are.

    I will continue to read your sidebars each time I visit. They're great.

    Our Lord's grace and peace unto you, my sister in Christ.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)