Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, where storms will show your mastery, where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. —Sir Francis Drake

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  1. April 14, 2018 at 12:49 PM

    Poetic prayer. A little fighting too.

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    • April 14, 2018 at 1:09 PM

      Thanks, Carol. That quote makes me think about what is was like to set out on a ship in those days and be on a voyage for several years. No GPS, radar, ship-to-shore radios to use as guides. Out of touch with all who are dear and suspicious of all who appear. Time to hit the knees and ask for help, that’s for sure.
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      • April 15, 2018 at 8:52 AM

        I read an account of Admiral Vancouver’s voyages. Long and lonely and using the stars to guide them. Then going insane using mercury mirrors to see the stars.

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      • April 15, 2018 at 11:42 AM

        Eeeesh. What a way to go.
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      • April 15, 2018 at 11:52 AM

        Mad hatter crazy! Hatters were mad because of mercury in making hats. 🤡

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      • April 15, 2018 at 11:55 AM

        A helluva price to pay to cover people’s heads.
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      • April 15, 2018 at 11:56 AM

        And people use to eat with lead utensils too

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      • April 15, 2018 at 3:30 PM

        And have lead pipes in the house.
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      • April 16, 2018 at 12:12 PM

        True.

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  2. April 12, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    That’s an outstanding quote, putting me in mind of the hymn, “I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus.”

    janet

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    • April 12, 2018 at 5:58 PM

      I’m not familiar with that hymn, Janet, but I can relate to the feelings of helplessness and desperation.
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