Saturday, January 22, 2011

Heading Out

Its been a cozy, sweet couple weeks at home.

But now 'tis the time to do some bulk shopping

And start to pack and restock our bus kitchen.

Load up the instruments and once again head out on the road.

Tonight we arrived in Tennessee and were delighted to discover temps in the 40s -- treat we haven't experienced in weeks!

Time to set up the sound equipment.

And prepare for the evening ahead.

But whether home or on the road, the goal is the same: to let everything I do bring glory to the Lord. It may be small, unseen acts of kindness or tedious daily tasks, or it may be standing on stage proclaiming the matchless love of my Jesus. Wherever I find myself, let my heart earnestly say:

In all I do, Lord, make my life a song to You!


"Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name"
Psalm 63:3-4

13 comments:

goatpod2 said...

Many blessings to you and your family!

God bless,

Amy

ajfcello said...

When are you coming back to KS!?!?! :-) God bless you and your wonderful ministry!
Anna

Annie said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Rachel! I had to smile at the "bulk shopping", because we do too. However, we only have four children, and girls at that. =) I don't know what it would be like to cook for so many people all the time! Certainly would be different. =)
Enjoy that warm weather! It is SO cold here.
Also, thanks for sharing that last paragraph and verse about serving the Lord in everything we do...I needed to hear it again! And I love how you have Psalm 40:3 on your new header. I recently found that verse in my devotion time and wrote it in the front of my journal, so I was excited to see you had used it! Oh, and a very nice job on your website...it looks lovely!
Many Blessings,
Annie

Anonymous said...

Temps in the 40s...you're making me jealous! ;) I hope you have time to enjoy the warm weather. Have a safe and wonderful trip! Our prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

We sooooo enjoyed getting to see (and hear) all of you again! Thank you for making Tennessee a stop! :D

Blessings,
The Fleming Family

Anonymous said...

You all are such an inspiration to me! Especially you Rachael! I only know you through the blog, but have already been so blessed by your encouraging posts and your desire to honor and serve Christ in everything! May God continue to bless you all!

In Him,
~Sarah H.

Anonymous said...

We so enjoyed your singing last night. You all are very talented!

Anonymous said...

Praying for Ya'll!
~God Bless!~

David Kent said...

We reached 40 degrees on the 22nd but with rain, rain, rain. No snow on the ground either for the most part. :-)

I've been praying for the prison ministry and that hearts and minds will hear and respond to Jesus' love coming through your family and the others there.

You're doing a great job on the photos Hannah!

David in Juneau

~Desiree~ said...

I'll be praying for you all!

A.J. said...

Have safe travels! :) Hope you enjoy your time and that your work for the Lord is blessed!

Annie said...

I know I already commented on this post, but I just couldn't wait to leave another comment until you post again. =) So...
If you would like to hear a short clip of a few girls (from our BL group) singing "The Smile Song", click the link below. I hope you enjoy! =)

http://daughterofhisgrace.blogspot.com/2011/01/just-little-something-to-brighten-your.html

Y'all are such an inspiration to us! A while ago when I mentioned that I know you, one of the younger girls' eyes got really big. "Wait, you actually KNOW them? Like, you've actually talked to them before?!" It was cute. =)
Have a blessed day!
Annie

Anonymous said...

I like the apple sticker on the mandolin!!!