Thursday, May 14, 2015

Trying New Things

Sometimes its good to try new things. There are always the expected growing pains and the uncomfortable stretch of learning something new.

But sometimes the process makes you appreciate the simplicity of the old ways.

This is the story of our blog this year.

With our new website update, we tried to integrate the blog directly into the site format. But for us, uploading photos, resizing photos, editing text, and all the 'ins-and-outs' of blogging became an overwhelming mountain. And since squeezing in blogging time is already a challenge for us, we just couldn't figure out a way to make it simple and do-able.

And so we return to our familiar, comfortable blog home. Welcome back!

Meanwhile, the months of 2015 have marched forward in rapid succession. Our days have been filled with lots of action: 
  • Recording: We're thrilled to have two new music projects set to release later this year! 
  • Music: New songs & arrangements have been occupying our recent practice time.
  • Touring: We've hit the road for several weekend tours here in the midwest. 
  • Fieldwork
  • Gardening
  • Children's Ministry
  • Susanna's high school graduation
...along with a host of other activities. We have photos to upload and updates to share. And now that we're back in our familiar place, we look forward to sharing these moments. 

For now, we'll leave you with some photos from a recent concert:

will extol You, my God, O King;
And I will bless Your name forever and ever. 

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.

Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,And I will declare Your greatness.

The LORD is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.

The LORD is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works. 

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. 

My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD,
And all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever!
Quotations taken from 
Psalm 145


Lexi said...

The skirts are so pretty on your girls and the scarfs to. Your family is so nice! Praying for you all with your ministry.

The Mayo Family said...

We always have kept up with your family through the blog and have had many friends ask us, "what happened to the Wissmann's?" So...we are glad that your returning to the blog!
Thank you for sharing your recent concert pictures!
Praying that your having a blessed and prayers from our home to yours!
The Mayo family

Jessica said...

So glad to see a new post! Looking forward to see more posts and updates! :)

Phoebe Maendel said...

Yay! Glad to see that your back! I hope to see ya'll at the Lake Itasca Music Festival in August!
Blessings- Phoebe M

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to see you back!!!! I love your family and your blog!! God bless you!!!!