Friday, November 30, 2012

Asher



Happy 1st Birthday Asher!

 Highlights from the last year...

- Vacationing in  Wyoming and Montana
-God's faithfulness when he was hospitalized at 3 months old for RSV
- "Singing" with his big sister
- Discovering and loving pet puppy dogs
- Laughing at funny things daddy does
- Taking his first steps during Thanksgiving weekend!

The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, 'Destroy!'
Deuteronomy 33:27

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Schedule



We are delighted to let ya'll know that we are going to be doing two concerts in Iowa this weekend and would love if you could join us!

Saturday, November 24, 2012     Zion United Church of Christ            Waukon, IA        7:00 PM
Sunday, November 25, 2012       West Clermont Lutheran Church      Clermont, IA      9:30 AM

As a special treat, Alan, Rachel, Josiah, Abi, Joanna, Asher, Andrew & Kori are all joining us for this weekend trip up to Grandpa & Grandma's house for Thanksgiving! (stay tuned for pictures) This means that they will also be joining us for these 2 concerts as well! We have our website back up and running again, so feel free to check out our schedule over there!

I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Psalms 9:2

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kori


Happy Birthday Kori! 

Personal highlights from the last year...

- Spending two and a half months in Florida. (November & December 2011)
- Our anniversary trip to the beach.
- Coaching Volleyball.
- Visiting Dan, Bethany, and Arianna in Virginia and helping them move back to the Midwest.
- Living life everyday with my best friend.

"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly."
Psalms 84:11

Monday, November 12, 2012

Let My Life be a Light

 

Let me live blessed Lord, in the light of Thy word. 
Let my life be a light on a hill.


Leading souls now astray to the straight narrow way,


Help me do some good deed while I live

 
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Let my life be a light shining out through the night. 
May I help struggling ones to the fold. 

 
Spreading cheer everywhere to the sad and alone.
Let my life be a light to some soul.

 
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Give me wisdom and power everyday every hour,
let me drink from the fountain above.


Guide my footsteps a right through the dark stormy night.


Give me peace, give me joy, give me love. 


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Let my life be a light shining out through the night
May I help struggling ones to the fold


Spreading cheer everywhere to the sad and the lone. 
Let my life be a light to some soul. 


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Give me souls for my hire, 
let my life be on fire, 
 
 

Shining out to the world as a guide. 


Help me rescue someone sinking now with no hope 
that in Heaven we shall ever abide. 

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Let my life be a light
shining out thru the night,


May I help struggling ones to the fold. 


Spreading cheer everywhere to the sad and alone.


Let my life be a light to some soul.


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The last few months we have been on the road pretty much non-stop. We had some incredible opportunities to share the gospel and are so grateful for all of your prayers! Right now we are home and will be for almost the rest of the year. Now that the crops are out of the fields, irrigation work has started up again in full force. So we are enjoying spending these wonderful autumn days out in the sunshine!

Also we are booking right now for our 2013 spring trip which would be January through March in Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, and everywhere inbetween. If you are interested in having us for a concert please contact us soon!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Prayer



PrayerA solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.

Prayer is powerful! It has an impact; it is vital. As we are in election day today I can't help but think that this is so much more than just going into the voting booth, checking the little boxes, walking out and going on with your life! We have the incredible and unique opportunity to make a difference in our nation. We are choosing the path our nation will take for the future. This is a huge responsibility!

America has been one of the most blessed countries in the world. And that is not just by chance or accident! If we want America to continue to be a free blessed nation, we must work, sacrifice, vote, and PRAY for our country.

The first Congress held in Philadelphia on September 5, 1774, opened with prayer which lasted for several hours! When news reached Virginia of the closing of the port of Boston due to the Boston tea party, June 1st was set aside as a day of fasting and prayer. And there are so many more stories of our founding fathers diligently praying for America. Let us not take lightly what SO many people have sacrificed for!


"You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." - John Quincy Adams


"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14