Wednesday, June 30, 2010
On a personal note, our family would like to say a huge THANK YOU to our church family. We're so incredibly blessed by how they uphold us with prayer and support -- but even more than that, they are willing to roll up their sleeves and work together in ministry. [We love you all!] How beautiful is the body of Christ!
We have two performances left in July [more pending in August], so if you're in the Nebraska/Iowa region, we'd love to see you this weekend!!
And now for a few pictures of the weekend....I'm sure there will be more to come as we had many photographers capturing the moments!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
But even more often do we find something else: HOPE in Jesus Christ.
As this video so tenderly shares, it's through Christ that hope can thrive behind prison walls. May you be encouraged --as we were -- by this short video!
“The only foundation for education and a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object of life and life of all republican governments.
Surely future generations wouldn’t try to take the Bible out of schools. In contemplating the political institutions of the United States, if we were to Remove the Bible from schools, I lament that we could be wasting so much time and money in punishing crime and would be taking so little pains to prevent them.”
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
But preparations have been taking a different form, too...painting! With our cardboard backdrops not surviving from last year, Ruth has been doing some research and decided to try her hand at air-spraying a heavy canvas for our new backdrops. We're very impressed with their vibrancy and practicality!!
And as I watched Mom, Ruth, and Elizabeth paint, I'm reminded once again how grateful I am for having so many examples in my life of industrious, eager-to-learn, hard-working friends! Whether it's learning to run a paint-sprayer, or re-upholstering a sofa, or sewing historic costumes, its amazing how far a willing attitude can go!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
And here are a few pictures of the day:
Stephen wins the "Most Reliable Player" award. During the full two days of recording he never had to re-dub any of his instrumental work. Quite an accomplishment!
Again, thanks for your prayers. We look forward to updating you as this project is completed!
2 Chron 20:21
To view a fantastic video of 'time in the studio' which was taped during our previous CD, visit here!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We're also excited that Andrew is joining us again for this project. He traveled and sang with us last weekend in preparation. It'll be great having him back in the studio with us!
Please keep us in prayer! To be honest, there have been so MANY things to keep up with lately, that we're going to need an extra measure of grace for this project. Thank you [in advance] for holding us before the throne! May HE be glorified!
For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful."
...And we are excited! In just a few days we'll again have the opportunity to share the musical "Let Freedom Sing!" in four different communities. If you're near a performance, we'd love to have you join us. Or, if you're looking for a family-friendly, fantastic, July 4th celebration, consider joining us in Seward this year! You can see the list of events here.
What do these qualities have in common? They were at the heart of our founding fathers' passion for the United States of America. See history come alive this summer in the musical drama, "Let Freedom Sing!" With a cast of 46, lively choreography and stunning costumes you won't want to miss this unforgettable musical performance. You'll travel back in time to the 1849 Gold Rush, the momentous battle at Lexington and the lively arguments at the Constitutional Convention.
June 25 :: 7:00pm
Missionary Alliance Church
501 3rd St :: Blairsburg, IA
June 26 :: 4:30pm
City Park :: Clear Lake, IA
July 2 :: 7:30pm
Red Oak High School Auditorium
2011 N. 8th St
Red Oak, IA
July 4 :: 7:00pm
Bandshell :: Seward, NE
5th & Jackson Street
"Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass."
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