Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hello, Ohio!

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth; Over and around us lies...

...Lord of all to Thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour, Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower, Sun and moon, and stars of light...


For each perfect gift of Thine, To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine, Flowers of earth and buds of Heaven...

...Lord of all to Thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise!

For the joy of human love; Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above -- For all gentle thoughts and mild...


Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
this our hymn of grateful praise.

Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Metzger for the wonderful tour of their farm!

18 comments:

Kris said...

wow, i can't beleive how long it has been since i read the blog!! Sorry for the absence, I was privilaged enough to get to go home last weekend for fall break, it was great to be home and i go to spend some time with Micki and Brandi, we went ridding on Monday morning, it was a little chilly but really fun!

You look like you have been keeping busy, love the hair nets, you all can really pull that look off!! [smile] Ohio looks fun! I am really looking forward to Nov.,what would you think of another visitor?

Happy (late) Birthday Alaythia! Hope you had a great day! God Bless!

Goldfish said...

That looks like so much fun! I miss life on the farm sooooooooo much!!

Melodiousheart said...

Looks like you had loads of fun I love the farm life! It also looks like the cold is here to stay. Here in Ontario its getting colder too. I love your new singing outfits! We all here miss you people!
God Bless!!!!

~Melodie~

Sara N. Smith said...

The family pic on the tractor is great! Looks like you all had a blast!
Praise the Lord that joy and fun times can be shared together as a family!

Anonymous said...

may I ask what part of ohio your in??

Rachel said...

Anonymous,
We are currently in the Holmes County area. You can check out our complete schedule on our home page --
www.wissmannfamily.com

Treaty Line Farm said...

Hey Great! Your finally in Ohio! We're hoping to see you at Gospel Haven... I've wished for quite a while that we would be able to meet your family. Marlene

rehm family said...

What a neat way to do an update. Love all the pictures, and the song you chose! Miss you all!

Love, hugs, and prayers!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Rachel!! .........maybe..... hopefully...:) we'll make it to one of the services....
(we live near Holmes County)

Lydia H.

Stephanie said...

Great pictures of the farm. You must have had a great time. I also love the singing outfits. They go so well together.

OhioKatie said...

You all are fantastic! I was at East Union last night with two of our sons, ages 4 and 2 (you probably noticed us... my boys are adopted and look nothing like me LOL). The boys and I loved the music and they clapped right along (when they weren't singing their own words).

We heard you were going to be in the area from Abigail Paul of Hidden Wisdom magazine PLUS our favorite baby sitters (or "Sister Sitters" as my boys call them) are members at East Union. I'm very glad we got to hear you sing.

Katie, mom of three boys, ages 4, 2, and 1

PS: My sons keep singing "Fret Not..." heehee

~Bryant said...

Y'all look a tad chilly on that tractor ride! [smile]

Snapped-It said...

Hey Rachel,

Im the anonymous and Lydia H.
This is me and my brothers site. My bro is the photographer of the site and I do most of the updates.

We are hoping/planing on come to the service tonight.

Heidi said...

Looks like y'all had Fun!!!
I Love the Farm (aseptically if it has horses!!
Miss y'all Come back soon! (That is to Lighthouse Gospel Church)!!!

Dustynne said...

happy late birthday Alaythia! nice post Rachel :)

Ron Detweiler said...

Hey ya'll This is Ron I'm sure you know who I am by now. I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for comming to Ohio and singing for us. I was so truly blessed and encouraged the two times I heard you I'm just curious if any of you have a facebook or xanga site if you do I would like to hear from you and i would like to keep in contact with you Andrew. You guys have been a great encouragement to me God Bless you all.bye the way my face book name is Ron Detweiler if you care to know...

Ron Detweiler said...

oh and my xanga site is www.xanga.com/Ronalln21

BrittLeigh said...

oh wow.... Ohio is so beautiful. I want to go there! :)