At Home on the Water

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 23, 2014
  • 3 Comments
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Joni and Lori in front of MoxieLast weekend we drove out to the Channel Islands Harbor for fish and chips – while meandering the docks, we realized we were near the home of our co-worker Lori, Manager of Visual Media at Joni and Friends. But I want you to know Lori's "home" is a 34 foot sailboat (she named her boat Moxie, a character quality she does not lack :-)! After a fun visit, all the way home I kept singing this beautiful old hymn that my father, who served in the merchant marines, taught me (and Lori, it's my prayer for you)

 

Jesus, Savior, pilot me
Over life’s tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll,
Hiding rock and treacherous shoal.
Chart and compass come from Thee;

Jesus, Savior, pilot me. When at last I near the shore,
And the fearful breakers roar
’Twixt me and the peaceful rest,
Then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me,
“Fear not, I will pilot thee.”
 
 

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3 Comments

 
You always know the perfect things to write, Joni. I love how certain hymns come back to me (miss them so much in most churches) at the most incredible and important times. Old and dear friends they are. Thank you for posting this one. Blessings on you and Ken, and on Lori.
  • March 23, 2014
  • 8:20 p.m.
  • Robynn Reilly
HI Joni, you have been such an inspiration to me through the years. God has allowed to work through 25 years of back issues. I still have issues, but with God anything is possible. I thank God for you. Laurence
  • March 23, 2014
  • 7:21 p.m.
  • Laurence
A comfort in these troubling times in our country!
  • March 23, 2014
  • 7:10 p.m.
  • Laura Bishop