What a special way to spend a beautiful Sunday evening!
"Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth." Psalm 57:11
And speaking of fruit, the past two days we've been at one of our all-time favorite places....Grandpa and Grandma's house! Amidst their ever fruitful and plenteous garden, we've been picking/pulling fresh carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, and a host of other produce. We love you both bigger!
This morning concluded the week of Family Camp we've been experiencing the past days. Closing out with a few powerful testimonies of the Lord's working in the hearts of families -- and fellowship over a delicious meal -- it was time to say goodbyes.
With many answers to prayer over the course of the week, we're grateful for the opportunity to get to know the families in attendence -- and enjoy some family fun and recreation ourselves. It was a full few days.
Each morning began with breakfast and family devotions. Followed by chapel, which turned out to be an encouraging time of sharing and learning from eachother. Father/Son and Mother/Daughter sessions completed the morning, and then left the afternoons for family time taking in the camp's vast variety of activities. Each day concluded with a keynote session of special music and teaching. Oh yes, and late night snacks. [smile]
Our theme for the week was entitled, "Equiping Families for Ministry". As we explored the many opportunities for serving together as a family, we have been personally encouraged to seek the Lord and remain faithful where He has called. As a song we've recently started to sing for our 'warm-ups' states:
"Let my life be a light.."
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11
Little known facts about Ruth --
"Delight yourself in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
Will you join us in wishing Ruth a very wonderful birthday!?!
"If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light." Luke 11:36