Sunday, May 17, 2015

Recent Happenings

On Friday, mommy took us girls to Clearwater. My little sister went to a FACCS competiton last month, and won 2nd place, which means she had the opportunity to go to state. So this year the state competition was held at Clearwater Christian College. After we arrived, mommy registered Deborah, and Sarah practiced with her before they had to perform. Sarah was accompying Deborah on the piano. They did an awesome job when it came time for them to perform. The awards started at 3:00, and took about an hour to announce all the names and awards. We were so excited to hear that Deborah won 2nd place in state!!!! Congratulations Deborah on all your hard work! I'm so proud of you. :D 
While driving home, it started raining.. There were a numerous amount of opsrey nests that we encountered up to Clearwater and back. There was a telephone pole with a nest resting on the top and the nest was on fire. It wasn't a huge fire, but it was smoking quite a bit. We were hoping the rain would put it out.  As we journeyed closer to home, we stopped to fill up on gas and grabbed some supper. Sarah, mommy, and I were singing with the Bontragger Family singers cd while some of the windows were down, and we had a hillarious time the rest of the way home, because we were laughing so hard. (The milkshakes we had may or may not have had an effect on us. lol ;) So that was the end of our small one-day trip. There were alot of memories made, and I did not take any pictures while we were in Clearwater, except at the competition. Sorry guys! 

Daddy, Sarah and I visited the beach again this morning to watch the sun rise, but once again the clouds were covering the sun. We did see it peeking above the clouds though, and it was so beautiful. 

Saying of the week: 
"Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your 
stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your 
saviour, your guide? if He is, you don't need to search any further for security."
~Elisabeth Elliot

Bible verse of the week: 1 Corinthians 3:9-13
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's works of what sort it is. 

Song of the week: The Church's One Foundation 
The Church’s one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord,
She is His new creation
By water and the Word.
From Heav’n He came and sought her
To be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her
And for her life He died.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! 
In the grace and love of Jesus,


  1. Sounds like you had a great time! Congratulations to your sister. What a wonderful accomplishment!
    -Christine from Camelot, Middle Earth

  2. Congratulations to your sister! How exciting!!!! I love the song and Bible verse!

  3. I tagged you!


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