Wednesday, September 26, 2007


The Birth of
Elijah Kenneth Caron

Born: September 26th, 2007 (Grandpa Ken's Birthday too!)

Time: 4:40 am

More details will follow soon!

For now, please pray for Mindy as she is in the hospital recovering from a severe hemorage.
She is doing much better now though. Praise the Lord!
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Autumn splendor!

I love how all of creation reflects God's serves one purpose: to glorify God. Even in death, the leaves fall with such grace and beauty. Their colors shouting out praises to their Creator! What a lesson in joyful obedience we have lying right beneath our feet!

"Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein:

then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice." Psalm 96:12

"Out of the north comes golden splendor;

Around God is awesome majesty." Job 37:22

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Simeon Olaf Sahlstrom

If you haven't heard yet, I have a new nephew! Simeon sister Melissa's newest blessing. It was so wonderful to finally be able to meet this precious little guy yesterday. He is so good and such a fun bundle to hold. Check out The Sahlstrom blog for more pictures.

Peacefully sleeping

Cute little feet!

A happy auntie...what a sweetie he is!

Not the baby anymore...

but Erina doesn't seem to mind. She really loves her new baby brother and smothers him with kisses every chance she gets!

I love my nieces and nephews so much! They are such a blessing from God!

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Monday, September 17, 2007

New Every Morning

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him.
"The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
Lamentations 3:22-25

Summer Highlights

Autumn is definitely in the air and it feels so wonderful. I enjoy these crisp, cool days. But, as I was going through my pictures, I couldn't help but remember all the wonderful days of summer, especially our family music festival. Here are a few highlights and pictures that never got posted...

The Lake Itasca Family Bluegrass Festival!

This was a huge event for our family and one that we enjoyed very much.

The Franz Family was absolutely always!

Snack Shack Duty!
My sister-in-law, Beth, and her sister Jamie (Jamie is on the left)

The Bontrager children singing
" arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are children to their father"


My beautiful cousins with their lovely voices, praising God!
Janna, Erica, Amanda, Katelynn, and Audra


Sweet little Charissa Wissmann...not really sure if I was friend or foe!


Next year is sure to be even better!

I hope I see you there!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Lord will guide you!

"And the LORD
will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a
watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail."
Isaiah 58:11

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Do you support blasphemy?

Wow...I was really challenged by this. It made me realize how easy it is for us as humans to justify our sin. Check it

Saturday, September 01, 2007

A place of refreshing

Ok...the moral of this post is "don't be dumb and get too busy!" (I have to learn this one over and over!) This summer was a pretty busy one and sadly I allowed it to consume my time to the point that my quiet time in the Word suffered. It is such a dangerous place, to be a soldier of the cross and not have any armour on! I began to realize that I was losing battles and feeling so spiritually dry. While I was in Ireland I had a lot of time to just be in the Word and pray and oh, it was good and so refreshing!

I love reading the words of old songs and recently found this one that fit so well...

When Thou Wakest in the Morning


When thou wakest in the morning
Ere thou tread’st the untried way
Of the lot that lies before thee
Through the coming busy day;

Whether sunbeams promise brightness,
Whether dim forebodings fall,
Be thy dawning glad or gloomy,
Go to Jesus, tell Him all.


Isn't that great and don't you just lovest that old English! I hopeth thou art encouraged-eth by it!...there really is a treasure of unimaginable refreshing to be found at Jesus feet! May we never neglect it!