Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MPE Convention

Pursuing booths at the MPE convention - and visiting with friends
As always, we enjoyed seeing the Gundersens
Sarah signed her books at Grace and Truth's booth 

It was good to hear about the continued work at No Greater Joy
Sweet young ladies in blue!
"I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: 
I will sing unto thee among the nations.
For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, 
and thy truth unto the clouds."
{Psalm 57:9-10}

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

He is Risen Indeed!

"Then were there two thieves crucified with [Christ], 
one on the right hand, and another on the left."

"In the end of the sabbath, 
as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, 
came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

And, behold, there was a great earthquake: 
for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven,
 and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 

And the angel answered and said unto the women, 
Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. 
Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
{Matthew 28}

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
{2 Corinthians 5:17}
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Relocating Fruit Trees

The new fruit trees newly planted in 2008
In 2008, we planted fruit trees on our acreage, thinking we would be building a house there. The Lord had other plans, and we did not build, but the trees are still alive. The guys recently transplanted them from the property to around our home. Thank you for all your hard work, men!
Digging up the trees to replant
All loaded up
Digging new holes
We hope to enjoy some delicious fruit this fall!

"A good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; 
neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."
{Luke 6:43}
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Family Economics Conference, Pt. 2

A fun game of "Simon Says"

It was a fun surprise to see the Wahlquist family again -
it has been eight years since we last visited with them in person
Fellowshipping at the pizza party
Helping clean up after the conference.
Generations with Vision will be hosting another Family Economics Conference 
in Kansas City in October. We'd love to see you there!
More wonderful fellowship that evening 
Playing games with new friends from Colorado
The Swanson family graciously opened their home up after church on Sunday for fellowship

Mr. Swanson playing the piano while we sang together
Lifting voices of worship to the Lord

Over the weekend, we enjoyed getting to know this family from California
Homebound...our trip to Colorado was a blessing and we are grateful for safe travels!

"The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him,
in those that hope in his mercy."
{Psalm 147:11}
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Family Economics Conference, Pt. 1

We enjoyed the Family Economics Conference, hosted by Generations with Vision, in Denver last week. The sessions were helpful and the fellowship was a blessing to our family.

Mr. Swanson's keynotes were challenging and inspiring 

Vendor hall
Lunch fellowship

Listening to the panels
After the conference each evening, fellowship was enjoyed in the hotel lobby 
New and old friends
"Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him,
upon them that hope in his mercy."
{Psalm 33:18}

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, Rachael

Happy 15th birthday, Rachael!!
We love you so much and hope you have a wonderful day. 
You are a special blessing to our family.

"Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways."
{Psalm 128:1}

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: 
but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."
{Proverbs 31:30}
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