Reflecting On The Kindness Of God

I’m excited to show you the new-to-me home that God has provided. It is a thirty foot 1988 Catalina sailboat! Think of it as a tiny house on the water. For about as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of living aboard a sailboat. A few weeks ago God orchestrated the purchase of the vessel for pennies on the dollar for what it is worth. The vessel is currently at a marina in St. Augustine, FL. Lord willing, I will bring the boat home the first two weeks of July. The plan is to motor the boat down the Intracoastal Waterway south to Port St. Lucie, then cut across the state on the Okeechobee Waterway, and finally head north from Fort Myers to home. Once home, I’ve arranged to keep the boat on a friend’s dock on the Intracoastal Waterway.

If you are interested in joining me on the boat for the trip home, let me know. I may need a first mate to help.

My plan is to keep my current home and put it into the short-term tourist rental market. This income will help supplement my ministry income. Sometimes God’s plans are different from mine, so these are just my thoughts at this time.

I am humbled by God’s kindness to me. I don’t understand his favor. Again and again he has provided for me beyond what I could ever think or imagine. I love him dearly, and I am excited about this new adventure. Will you celebrate with me God’s kindness?

Here are some pictures for you. Feel free to post your comments below.


  • Brenda Edwards on Dec 14, 2017 Reply

    So happy that your dream has come true. I pray that you will have many great years aboard her. Enjoy!

  • Gary Ball on Jun 23, 2017 Reply

    Tim, the dream has come to fruition! I am excited for you. I know this has been something you have hoped for and now it is a reality. Can’t wait to see the boat when you get it home.
    Gary Ball

    • Timothy Mark on Jun 23, 2017 Reply

      Gary! I can’t wait for you to join me on the boat. We can fish off the back! 🙂

  • Uwe Muenster on Jun 23, 2017 Reply

    Dear Timothy, So happy and excited for you – the pics look great. We keep you in our prayers and hope that everything will go well with the transfer of the boat – would love to join you on your trip. I’m afraid that I would not be of much help when it comes to sailing ⛵.
    Your life’s journey in trusting God is very inspiring. I hope this will find you well. Nicola and I are doing fine – we are still at IBC Bremen. Maybe you would be interested to know that Nicola has been writing worship songs for over 10 years and has recently released her second album”His Song I Sing”.
    If you are interested to check it out you can go to:

    We wish you God’s richest blessings in your ministry for Him and an exciting life on your new boat.

    Love and blessings

    Uwe & Nicola

    • Timothy Mark on Jun 23, 2017 Reply

      Uwe and Nicola! So great to see your note. I think of you often and the ministry there at IBC Bremen, Germany. So many good memories. I was not aware that Nicola was writing worship songs. I checked out her website and also the youtube videos. Wow! Saw that you were in the US. Wish I could have seen you there. I’ll be in touch.

  • Kerry Fry on Jun 22, 2017 Reply

    I’m exstatic, over the moon for you! I think I know someone who would love to join you on your voyage. God is so good.

    • Timothy Mark on Jun 23, 2017 Reply

      Thanks Kerry. Who can understand God’s kindness to us? So blessed.

  • Teri on Jun 21, 2017 Reply

    I am excited for you. God is blessing you because you are obeying His call on your life.

    • Timothy Mark on Jun 21, 2017 Reply

      Thanks Teri. I wrestle with how kind God is to me because I know there are many in persecuted countries who love him as much or more than I do, yet suffer such loss for the cause of Christ. It is one of the mysteries of God to me.

  • Kari Farwell on Jun 21, 2017 Reply

    That’s so amazing, Tim. Psalm 37:4 in action, right there.

    • Timothy Mark on Jun 21, 2017 Reply

      Thanks Kari. Nice to see you in Coldwater the other day as well.

  • Miriam Woodruff on Jun 21, 2017 Reply

    Wow ! Tim, I am sooooo excited for you! May I say….. never be surprised – Father loves you & the fact that you delight yourself in Him. He did say, “delight yourself in him & he will give you the desires of your heart”. He put the desire/dream to live afloat and He fulfilled that desire.

    It looks great & the whole plan sounds fantastic. I’m so happy for your new adventure & look forward to updates.

    In the Beloved,

    • Timothy Mark on Jun 21, 2017 Reply

      Thanks Miriam. Yes, God is so kind. It is humbling to see how he takes care of us.

  • Kathy Wagaman on Jun 21, 2017 Reply

    This just makes me giggle! I know so well how this has been a dream since at least 1988, and how a great deal of prayer has gone into this. You’ve shown a great example of waiting on God to provide the right time and the right boat! That 30′ Catalina will make you a wonderful floating condo, but will get you where you want to go as well. I am sure you will receive a lot of inspiration for your writing and speaking as you experience sailing.

    • Timothy Mark on Jun 21, 2017 Reply

      Thanks, Captain Kathy! Through the years you inspired me with your sailing adventures. Can’t believe it is finally happening for me. Woohoo!

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