Music Time

As our fall trip approaches, it’s time to get back into practicing music and preparing for the trip. So far, we have five weekends filled, and the sixth is pending due to a church scheduling conflict. We still have openings for single evening conferences in between.

Yesterday, we went to an assisted living home in town to share through music and testimony. It was a blessing! Afterward one man who is celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary today, told me that it was the best music he had ever heard in his life! Another lady, after hearing Mom had homeschooled eight children said, “And she’s still alive?!!” Dad thought that was pretty funny when she told him that. It’s not uncommon for people to say about a homeschool mom, “She must have so much patience!” or “I could never do it!” The beauty of following the Lord’s leading is how He equips those He calls. We suspect most don’t have “the patience” when they start, but part of the plan is developing a mom’s heart in the process.

Scripture says: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13) and 1 Corinthians 1:27: “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”

Christopher and Anna Marie joined us, and Christopher played his harmonica for two songs.
The elderly loved the music.
Melanie, Abby, and the girls showed up after naps and the elderly LOVED them. Notice the look on the man's face as he listens to Abby sing a song?

And, yes, I was there–just taking pictures, not in them :-).


7 thoughts on “Music Time”

  1. The faces of the audience in the nursing home are priceless. It is wonderful to see the very young like Abby communicating with the elderly. I believe there are so many young people that are afraid to speak to older people and it is a shame. They have seen so many things in life and have so many interesting stories to share.

    Does Nathan and Melanie have any plans to introduce Abby to a musical instrument?
    Not that we know about.

  2. Yes, can’t wait to hear your music!

    When we sang at the nursing home, one hymn that so many people
    loved to hear was ”In the Garden”. They loved the children who sang with us.

    That’s exciting that Christopher and AnnaMarie came!

    Praying for you! God bless! Rebecca K.

  3. What a joy to the residents of the assisted living home to have you sing and visit, sharing the joy of the Lord with them. Mom is always eager to go to the activity room when ever a church group is coming in to sing, which does happen frequently. I love the picture of the man listening to Abby sing 🙂 Having Christopher and Anna Marie join you is a treat.

    Abby and Bethany look so BIG! It has been nine months since seeing the girls, and they look so much bigger. Adorable.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  4. Thank you for this post and pictures, Sarah! I’ve always had such a heart for elderly, and feel certain you all were a tremendous blessing to those precious folks. ~ That’s wonderful that Melanie and the little girls were able to attend also, because elderly LOVE being around young children. I remember when my precious Mama was in a nursing home (before she went to Heaven) and she was always thrilled when little ones visited the home.

  5. Is the release date for Mrs. Maxwell’s new book still in September? I can’t wait to be able to order it. All your products are amazing and have been such a blessing to my family and me. Your ministry is just priceless.
    Roughly 2nd week of September.

  6. First off, I want to thank you all. This past year has been incredibly difficult for me health wise, but through reading your blog and Corners, I have continued to be encouraged in my daily walk with the Lord and to rest in Him during this difficult time. At times it has been a struggle, but your family’s devotion to spreading His Word and example of living out faith has been a testimony to both my husband and I, and saying “thank you” just doesn’t express enough for the work you do for the Lord. We cannot thank the Lord enough for all of you!
    If I might ask, who made the beautiful skirts that the ladies were wearing? So modest, yet so lovely! Is there a pattern that they used/altered? During the past year, with being sick, I have had to restrict my activities- which has been a blessing in disguise because it has opened the door to my sewing, altering, learning about making clothes, something I never would have fully immersed myself in before getting sick. Thank you for setting wonderful examples of modesty to all women of all ages; even with being sick, I have completely switched over to a modest wardrobe- in part because of your blog. My husband has commented more on my modest dress/skirts/jumpers/dresses than he ever did when I wore pants!
    The skirts came from Chadwicks. Often they have some very inexpensive ones. Those were around $13 each.

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