Itâ€™s a cool morning, and weâ€™re driving across Tennessee. We made it to an hour outside of Nashville last night. We just passed Nashville, and it looks to be a beautiful day. 🙂 A conference report will be posted later!
We would be grateful for your prayers for traveling safety.
Sarah for the rest
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Psalms 84:11)
In a way, itâ€™s hard to believe this road trip is almost over. But, it is, and I have another conference to report on.
It was shared earlier this week in a post how each person has their own job and fulfills itâ€”we love working as a team. Our conference in Carrollton was another blessing! The church and homeschool group provided dinner for us beforehand last night. Nothing out-of-the-ordinary happened during the evening, and hearts were again receptive. Several families stayed around and talked, and truly, every city we go to, we see a distinct purpose for being thereâ€”even if itâ€™s just one family out of the group who is in desperate need of what is shared.
Our last music concert for this trip tonight was a blessing, but I wonâ€™t give you a full report until later 🙂 …
“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness” (Psalms 48:1).
(Friday update: The fridge is hanging in there for now and working fine!!)
Tonight, we had just pulled in for the night to stay at the house, when some unknown liquid oozed from under the fridge. All the guys were soon involved in finding the cause, while we girls watched. Hmmm…. Things were picked up and moved around, trying to discern what it was (could it be the apple cider? or the eggs? or the coleslaw?)… Come to find out, our fridge/freezer is dying, and so the liquid was from defrosting items. We might have to do coolers/ice the new few days if it’s not going to make it! We’re just thankful it didn’t happen earlier in the trip. The refrigerator is actually from the old, tiny house that sat on the property our new house resides on 🙂 . So, it’s been around many years!
The picture was too good to not post tonight! It was a great conference, and we’ll report on that later.
“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).
We enjoyed our first Wednesday evening concert last night! We give Friday evening concerts, but this was our first mid-week concert for a church, and weâ€™ve been hoping to fill in our trips with the Wednesday night concerts.
In fact, weâ€™re working on our trip for January/February, and if weâ€™re going to be near your area, please contact us if your church is interested in a concert for Sunday or Wednesday evenings. We also would like to fill in our open weekdays with evening conferences.
Okay, back to the subject at hand. The reception was wonderful for the concert. It was such a blessing, and our hearts are again filled with the goodness of the Lord. We enjoyed a quiet day at the house weâ€™ve been staying at; weâ€™re ready for tonightâ€™s conference!
“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands” (Psalms 66:1).
Itâ€™s a quiet day, and the sun is trying to peek through the clouds. I can hear the rushing of a nearby creek, and the family is scattered around the house and surrounding areas. A house? Yes, a family graciously loaned us the use of their house for three nights here in Georgia. It was wonderful to sit around a table together last night and spread out in the living room for family Bible time.
Weâ€™ve had quite a few rainy days over the last week. Monday was no exception, with rain lightly falling throughout much of the day. A large crowd showed up for that nightâ€™s conference, and weâ€™re grateful to Holly for all the work she did in publicity.
The coordinator provided a dinner of eastern North Carolina BBQ for us, and we enjoyed the different style of BBQ from the Kansas City style. Eastern BBQ has a slight vinegar taste, and Kansas City BBQ is sweet nâ€™ tangy.
Hearts again seemed open to the message that was shared, and we pray the Lord Jesus will bring lasting fruit in the generations to come.
Weâ€™re now in an unofficial countdown until we start the journey home. Tonight, weâ€™ll be doing a gospel bluegrass concert here in Carrollton, Georgia, and tomorrow night, weâ€™ll be doing our normal, evening homeschool conference at the same church. Then, our last weekend conference will be in Columbus, Georgia. We plan to drive several hours Saturday night to get a head-start on Sundayâ€™s long drive home.
Thank you for all your prayers! —- Sarah
â€œCommit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be establishedâ€ (Proverbs 16:3).
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