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We left late morning for Waynesburg last Tuesday. The drive went smoothly, and we didn’t hit any slow downs which was a blessing considering on this trip we have observed some huge slowdowns in the opposite direction. One involved an overturned cattle hauler which resulted in the interstate being closed for many hours as they cleaned it up. This is also the time of year for a lot of road repair and resurfacing. So with less time to travel and no slowdowns we were grateful.

We arrived at the church about two hours before the conference. There was really only one place we could have parked, and it was available! Our coordinators provided a delicious dinner, which we enjoyed with their family.

The Lord brought a great group of homeschoolers, and it was a delight to have the opportunity to share and get to know many new friends.

Serving Jesus,

Rachel drew a beautiful picture for our family.



“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it:
except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”
Psalms 127:1

We’re Home!

Sixteen hours and nine minutes after we left Roanoke we pulled into home sweet home! We are grateful for the Lord’s protection through a storm and night driving. Mom and Anna were great to be the “keep the driver alert” buddies. Now to unpacking and settling in! Conference reports later! Joyfully His, Sarah

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24


On Our Way Home!

We left Roanoke at 2:30 p.m., and we’re going to drive through the night to reach home (total of about 16 hours). Our hearts are full of what the Lord Jesus has done. Truly, He has a plan and a purpose for every single conference. It is amazing to stand back and see Him at work. We still need to share reports on Waynesburg and Roanoke. I look forward to doing that later.

Love in Jesus,



“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses:
but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”
Psalms 20:7

We’re Here in Virginia

We left the Pittsburgh area this morning about 11. The drive included curvy roads and lots of traffic. We’re grateful for the Lord’s protection! The autumn colors intensified as we went through eastern Pennsylvania, and the brilliant hues were a treat to see. After the colors faded to green, the rolling Shenandoah hills graced the landscape. We pulled into the Roanoke area a little after 7 pm.

After we parked at the church and were situated, our dear friends surprised us with a visit. They saw our bus and stopped in. We were thrilled to spend a little time fellowshipping.

We look forward to what the Lord will do this weekend. This is our only Virginia stop on this trip, so if you’ve been thinking about coming to a conference, we encourage you to take advantage of it.

Serving Jesus,



“What shall I render unto the LORD
for all his benefits toward me?”
Psalms 116:12

Our Time in Kentucky

Good morning! It’s a pretty October morning, and the delicious aroma of coffee is in the bus. I want to share with you about last weekend’s conference in Louisville.

We arrived a little later than planned due to some unforeseen circumstances, but set up went quickly. We’re thankful for the great help people gave us. The business session went smoothly, and the interaction and questions were wonderful. After that, people moved into the sanctuary for music and Be Inspired!








Saturday morning, sessions went smoothly. There were a number of families this weekend who had driven several hours to attend, and one had stopped in on their way back from vacation. We greatly appreciate every family’s investment of time!

Individual situations and needs are different, and it is a blessing to listen and then encourage others in the Lord Jesus. I also love when someone shares with us that they’ve been inspired by what has been shared. We met several blog followers, and they are a great encouragement to us as we talk.

This week, we were just able to get through all our panel questions, and it seems to be a great way to finish off the weekend.

We’re on to Pennsylvania for the conference there tonight!

















“Seek the LORD and his strength,
seek his face continually.”
1 Chronicles 16:11

Where We’ve Been

Special thanks to Mary for writing this post!

We have really enjoyed our stay here at John James Audubon State Park. Being a large, active family makes us a bit of a curiosity at an RV park since each day we exercise, some of us do our school or work outside, and we also do our music practice outside weather permitting. We love the talking time we get with our neighbors. It provides great opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus in some way or other!

Everybody likes dad. He is one of those who makes friends with everyone! He always has the right word of encouragement, compliment, or humor to whomever is around. While we girls started on our walk this morning, Darryl, a very industrious park employee, was driving by on his golf cart, and stopped us. He told us he had just spoken to our dad and said how much he enjoyed his conversation with Dad. Darryl continued that Dad’s encouragement was just what he needed. It’s been exciting to hear all the conversations different family members have had with our neighbors here.

We look forward to Louisville this weekend and what the Lord Jesus will do.

Jesus’ Girl,

An iPhone photo!
An iPhone photo!


We all enjoyed exercising in the mornings!
Another iPhone photo.
Another iPhone photo.
Work time!



Such a nice little trailer, but wait ’til you see what it unfolds to be!
Sarah got pictures of the “unloading” process.


A great, mobile pop-up tent!
Smoothie time.
Smoothie time.
One of the guys treated us to a meal at Cracker Barrel.
Dad and his new friend.


“O LORD, how manifold are thy works!
in wisdom hast thou made them all:
the earth is full of thy riches”
Psalms 104:20