Our hearts are again overwhelmed as we reflect back on this weekendâ€™s conference. We are grateful to each family who took their precious time to attend. Thursday night, Dad spoke to a small leadership group and encouraged them in their roles and how the Lord would have them to fulfill that position.
Friday afternoon Joseph, John, Anna, Jesse, and Mary set up the sound system for the music. Dinner was provided by the homeschool group who hosted the conference before the evening began (thank you!).
We all enjoyed being able to share again with families through the hour of music and testimonies. The delight and joy on the faces of those listening is always a blessing.
Quite a few families drove several hours to be able to come, and we were honored that one couple came as a celebration for their 4th wedding anniversary! Many dads and moms talked to our Dad and Mom after each session, asking specific questions on how to apply the teaching and concepts to their own personal situations and challenges. The young people also interacted with us, and we had many good conversations.
What an incredible gift it was to see the manatees up close. The first group of us set out Wednesday morning, and we came upon some fishermen, who told us that the manatees were in that area. We stopped and watched, and were thrilled to see them come up to surface. We watched for a little while, before heading back. Mom stayed at the house, while Dad and Christopher joined us.
We are so grateful to the family who loaned us the river house. We truly were blessed by our family time there and having the experience of the manatees.
Sarah for the rest
“I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.” (Psalms 145:5)
We had a great start to our conferences on this trip with a good group of families attending the Spring Hill, Florida evening conference. We have been praying about and discussing whether to continue doing two of our songs at the end of the evening because it usually pushes us a little past our preferred 9:30 ending time. The coordinator suggested we do the music because she felt it would be an encouragement to the young people in attendance. We were also treated to complimentary meals at Chick-Fil- A during our stay in Spring Hill, which we were able to take advantage of twice. Both times the food was delicious, and we all enjoyed it. â€œEat mor chikin!â€
Trusting in Jesus, Teri (the manatee post is coming soon!)
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him” (Psalms 28:7).
This morning Steve and I had a most delightful walk together â€“ twirling. That is our name for a walk where we canâ€™t walk out to a destination and back but rather walk cul-de-sacs, dead ends, or hotel parking lots. Usually twirling walks are not our favorite kinds of walks, but this morningâ€™s twirling walk was wonderful.
We have been blessed by being allowed to stay our three nights in the Spring Hill, Florida area, in the river house that belongs to a kind family who offered it for our use. This house is directly facing a river inlet near the Gulf, which is a great delight to our family from Kansas.
Right now most of the family is enjoying the kayaks provided for visitorsâ€™ use. I was happy to stay at the house to take photos of the kayakers and write a blog post. Our morning walk was up and down the little streets that line the fingers of the river inlet.
Although Steve spoke several times at the church in Arkansas, tonight is our first normal evening conference night. We are excited to be once again sharing what the Lord has put on our hearts with which to encourage other families.
Trusting in Jesus, Teri
â€œBut his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosperâ€ (Psalms 1:2-3).
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