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Feb 27 2009

Capitol Sessions

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Enfield is recording basics on our second CD at Capitol Records this weekend. Follow our progress at yetanotherblog


Oct 14 2008

As Long As You Are Glorified

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I’ve been listening to the Come Weary Saints album from Sovereign Grace Music, quite a bit lately. Many of the songs have been encouraging, but I keep coming back to 1 in particular. I thought the lyrics might encourage you too…

As Long As You Are Glorified

Mark Altrogge

Shall I take from Your hand Your blessings
Yet not welcome any pain
Shall I thank You for days of sunshine
Yet grumble in days of rain
Shall I love You in times of plenty
Then leave You in days of drought
Shall I trust when I reap a harvest
But when winter winds blow, then doubt

Oh let Your will be done in me
In Your love I will abide
Oh I long for nothing else as long
As You are glorified

Are You good only when I prosper
And true only when I’m filled
Are You King only when I’m carefree
And God only when I’m well
You are good when I’m poor and needy
You are true when I’m parched and dry
You still reign in the deepest valley
You’re still God in the darkest night

© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)


Sep 5 2008

Hello September

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It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of the first week in September. It seems like I blinked and it turned from Spring to Fall! I suppose, technically, it isn’t Fall quite yet which was pretty obvious when I walked outside to 100°F both today and yesterday!

I am looking forward to Fall…crisp mornings and comfortable days, bonfires in the backyard, changing colors, Fall foods and apple cider, Pumpkin Spice Lattes (already available BTW), and of course the new season of The Office. :)

Summer absolutely flew by! Did it fly by for you? You know from reading johnandlis.com that we filled it up to the brim with all kinds of fun stuff. Our busy Summer season really began in April when we recorded the first Enfield CD, O For That Day. Just as soon as the recording sessions wrapped, we started rehearsing for the Resolved Conference three times a week. Then of course, we led worship for Resolved. Just as soon as we got home, we re-packed our luggage and flew up to Vancouver for our first ever GTY Cruise to Alaska.

July was filled with a little resting, a few weddings and more travels. In August, preparations began for the 08-09 school year with Crossroads including the Shepherds’ Retreat, a plaza fellowship and band rehearsal kick-off

Wheh, what a great Summer! Now we’re ready for September, which brings the kick-off of our Bible Study, Fireside, quite a few family/friend birthdays, some new JLM Creative work and the regular routine of the Fall season.

Speaking of Pumpkin Spice Lattes….that sounds delicious!


Aug 16 2008

DC Debrief

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Obviously, I didn’t keep posting in DC. We filled our days so full that we were simply too tired to post in the evenings. I did, however, put up a quick wrap-up post with pictures over at yetanotherblog check it out HERE


Aug 6 2008

DC Debrief 1

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We’re wrapping up day 3 here in Washington, DC and are having a fabulous time! So far we’ve visited Arlington National Cemetery, The Ford Theater, The Peterson House (where Lincoln died), The International Spy Museum, The National Archives, The Holocost Museum, The Library of Congress, and the major monuments on The Mall. Those are just the places we’ve toured…the places we’ve seen is a much longer list, not the least of which are The White House and the Capitol. We’ve tried to pack our days full so that we can experience as much as possible in our few days here. Our feet are definitely feeling it, but it has been well worth it. I’ll recap some of the highlights over the next several posts. For now, I’m going to go back to our trip to Gettysburg on Saturday.

After a quick stop at Chick Fil-A (oh. yes.) we headed North to Gettysburg. Neither of us really had any concept of how large and well preserved battle field is. The National Park Service really has done a wonderful job creating an experience where you sense the weight of the battle almost as if it happened recently.

There are 1,400 monuments on the 600 acre battlefield. That probably doesn’t sound like much to you, but the monuments are mostly along the roads. That means that along the roads there is nearly a constant line
of monuments. One of the most striking monuments is the Soldiers’ National Monument at the National Cemetery on the spot where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. What an amazing experience to be where one of the most notable speeches in American history was given.

We wrapped up our day with dinner at the Dobbin House which was built in 1776 and has recently been restored.

Click below to view some pictures from our trip to Gettysburg:

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