The Eye of the Heron at Port Manatee

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After The Storm 11 12 2020

Tropical storm ETA or occasional hurricane ETA has moved through.  At Anchor House in Port Manatee we have some roofing from a warehouse roofing job that looks like it is not in correct places. Grounds crews are cleaning up at Access Control. Lots of puddles around...

I Have a Bible!

We met with seafarer ‘Creed’ last week onboard a lumber ship. His actual name is Chrydzyl. He was on his first contract and was going home after 11 months. When asked if he needed anything (we implied Bible, literature, etc.) he quickly responded with a smile, “I have...

Variety of Transportation 10 13 2020

As one of our port workers left Anchor House this morning, I heard the train locomotive whistle blow and laughed to myself. What a variety of vehicles people use to stop by Anchor House. Here is the list: ships, trucks, semis, train locomotives, golf cars, utility...

Ditty Bags Brigade 9/30/2020

I suppose I heard the term ‘ditty bag’ before, but I had not really thought about it very much. As a volunteer I saw boxes of soaps, nail clippers, and pens in our storage area and helped Chaplain Trish set up the storage boxes for a bag brigade. Last winter I...

Sometimes it feels like Christmas in September

With the ships that come and go regularly to our port, Anchor House makes and receives orders from Amazon or other vendors. Seafarers, often just before going home, make orders of gifts or special needs. We chaplains bring the orders onboard to those who ordered them....

A Short notice worship opportunity 8/28/2020

It was a wonderful and holy moment to share worship onboard the St. Andrew.  I had just 2.5 hours to prepare and had a 60 -minute transport during that time.  But “this is what we live for” came to my mind. I quickly set aside most other things to prepare the message,...