Happy Saturday! After a week of grumbling children and feeling overwhelmed at all I have to do the next few weeks, I woke up this morning with a smile on my face.
Maybe it's because I got to sleep in this morning.
Maybe it's because there's no school today, so my boys don't have as much to complain about.
Maybe it's because the temperature is warm enough this morning for me to plant my flowers outside!
Maybe it's because I am super excited about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle I purchased this week and all of the awesome ebooks in it! (I'll put a link below in case you're interested in purchasing the bundle too!)
Whatever the reason, it was nice to wake up on the right side of the bed!
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Next Friday we leave for a one month ministry tour. So, I thought before we transition back into touring life, I'd give you a few ministry and family updates (interspersed with some random pictures from the past few weeks)
Just in case you don't believe
that I actually participate in our ministry! ;)
Photography by Thing 1
One Hope One Truth - Josh just finished his fourth solo guitar album! It will be available for sale in a few weeks! He is using a variety of new guitar techniques, featuring a few beautiful old hymns, and has four original pieces on it! This is by far the best CD he's released and you are not going to want to miss it! I'll let you know as soon as it's available!
Homeschooling - We are plugging along! I've been so pleased with our current curriculum and homeschool routine. You can read a little more about it HERE! Although we technically homeschool year round. We will be doing a lot of field trips and hands on learning for the rest of the year, only doing a couple days of book work most of the weeks. Specifically, the second and third weeks of May we will be on tour in central/southern Oregon. We are going to take those two weeks almost entirely off from book work and do lots of exploring. Currently, I plan to visit the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Stewart Park, Riversdale Valley Farm, and Discovery Garden. If you have any other suggestions for that area, please comment below!
Adventuring in the ditch behind our house.
Look at the giant teeter-totter we found! Wee!
Travel - Josh and I have been praying the past several weeks about the possibility of buying a larger trailer for our touring ministry. We plan to begin trying to sell our current trailer in late May. Our hope is to sell it while in Washington and then we can spend the summer looking for a new one while in Montana. We would also then have to sell our current truck and purchase a slightly "beefier" truck. This would all have to be completed by the end of September, in order to be ready for our two month fall California tour. We'd appreciate your prayers for wisdom and provision!
Blog Ministry - I'm thinking about leading an online Bible Study small group this summer. Since many people travel during the summer and a lot of small groups take a break, this would help us all stay in the Word and allow us to learn together even if we're out of town. It would work something like this - I would choose a Bible Study that could be purchased online and would provide the link on my facebook page. Those interested would be responsible for purchasing the workbook & maybe online video downloads. Then we would meet online in a closed Facebook group at a specific time each week - (with the option to continue the discussion throughout the week for those who can't meet at that time) to discuss the study . . . What do you think? Please comment below if you think you might be interested and if you have any questions.
Early morning and late afternoon walks with my mammoth dog!
Well, we are headed to Great Falls, MT for a weekend of ministry, so I better go pack! :) Blessings to you and your family!
Oh yeah, one more thing, If you're interested in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, you need to HURRY! It's only available until Monday! Then this bundle is gone forever and there won't be a new one until this time next year! Click on the image below to find out more! *UPDATE - the UHB is no longer available, but it'll be back next year and I'll be sure to let you know when! :) *
Hi! I'm Sarah
I'm so glad you stopped by! I pray you find encouragement and a reason to smile while you're visiting! If this is your first time on my blog, be sure to START HERE.
You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Trust in the LORD, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
Jeremiah & 2 Timothy
(the Bible in a year)
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
(family read aloud)
by Jamie C. Martin
Mother and Son:
The Respect Effect
by Emerson Eggerichs