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Sabbath,  the word can stir many meanings in our mind.  Sunday, a religious day, an oldies rock group- “Black Sabbath”, and last but not least rest.  Recently a pastor guest and his wife recommended we read a book by Mark Batterson entitled Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure of God.  Basically it is a book about following the Holy Spirit and God’s plan for your life. 

Ron and I not only needed rest and relaxation after a very busy inn season, we needed to take some time to plan out what is next for the ministry here at The Mill House.  God has provided and been faithful in sending many wonderful guests, he has enabled us to serve them well, he has provided physical needs for not only the building itself but for us as well.   So our Sabbath was a combination of playing, laughing, sightseeing, eating, playing games, and most importantly praying, talking, planning, and reading.

God provided a really neat old historic place for us to stay, a chance to visit with past guests ( now friends ), and most importantly, growing closer to each other and to Him.

If you haven’t planned a “sabbath” for yourself or know someone who needs a “sabbath” don’t forget that we are here.  We may be hours away or just around the corner…but you don’t have to go far to benefit from taking a “sabbath”.  This winter is the perfect time to get away and visit The Mill House.  We are offering a special to help make it more affordable….stay one night and get the second night half off…and you never know,  I may send you home with some special treats too!!

Exodus 33:14  And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28  “Come to me , all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Even Jesus took a sabbath.  He went away by himself to pray…He could have been healing and teaching people, but he knew the importance of taking a “sabbath” and time alone to be with The Father.

If Jesus can take a “sabbath” I think you can too! 

Below are a few pictures from our recent “sabbath”:

This is an historic picture of the Old Roscoe Hotel where we stayed.  Of course it doesn’t look quite like this!  It houses a market, antique shops, and Dottie’s Place ( the little apartment we stayed in).

Ron relaxing just after arriving, he was happy to have a flat screen TV to watch the National Football Championship!

Doesn’t Ron look handsome in his top hat. The visitor center at Roscoe Village had lots of great information and fun activities for kids, and kids at heart!

I had to try on a hat too…. Not quite my style, but it did fit my big head! lol!!!

Because the weather was unseasonably warm, we were able to walk the towpath of the Ohio Erie Canal,  this is the remainder of triple locks that the old canal boats used to make the journey!

So, remember to take your “sabbath”!  It doesn’t even have to be days, it can be one day, one afternoon, or one hour!  Just take it! 


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The wife and I stayed here for our one year anniversary and had a great time. The owners are so nice and caring. It is a quiet and romantic place to stay, with great views and quaint historic rooms with a lot of character. We will definitely be back again!

We visited the Mill House for our second time in the Grand Rapids area. Ron and Kathy even made sure to have the local bald eagle put in an appearance on one of our river walks. Clean spacious room, pleasant company and bacon scones. A slice of heaven in NW Ohio.

One of the best overnight stays we have ever taken. First, you are greeted with warmth and kindness. The Mill House is a true getaway from the rush and stresses of life. The rooms are all very inviting and a place of refuge. The snacks are best around and the breakfast felt like home with relatives. Will recommend this place to everyone and returning very soon!

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