Author Archives: Deborah


This fall we were in Oklahoma for a Native evangelism conference, which was geared for encouraging and equipping believers. The boys and Dad were the tech team, and after the sessions during the day we sang for the outreach service each night.

during the morning sessions we broke into small groups to work on Bible storytelling

afternoon sessions

At the evening services there was some good preaching!

We also sang at a few other churches while we were down there, where we met new people and saw familiar faces and friends…some of those we haven’t seen in a while!

so good to be with the family at Blue Baptist again…people we have served with in South Dakota

One of the neat things about traveling the continent is there are believers to fellowship with just about anywhere you go. Oklahoma definitely has people who love Jesus!

Since we were so close to Branson, we hopped over there for a night and enjoyed a rousing family game of mini golf, Sight & Sound Theatre’s production of the Christmas story, and time with friends.

to experience an amazing, live Biblical drama, visit Sight & Sound Theatre!

Pictures from our latest trip coming next!

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 NKJV

Daniel – Class of 2019

This October we celebrated the high school graduation of Daniel! What a very gifted young man he is. We are so grateful for him and look forward with him to the future God has in store.In celebration we had an open house…thank you for everyone who helped us and who came to support Daniel! It was a special day.

the set-up crew did a beautiful job

we had a lovely cake server!

We love you so much, Daniel! Congratulations!

Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 NKJV

Snapshots of Our Summer

The warm season has long come and gone here in Minnesota…but it was wonderful and busy and so instead of skipping out on this post here are a few of the highlights!

At some time or another all five siblings served at camp…never all of us at once, though.

Abby went to New Mexico for a couple of weeks to volunteer at a camp down there. A lot of the scenery in the southwest definitely looks different than Minnesota!

Somewhere in between all of that we were involved with what has become an annual double-VBS week for us…one in the afternoon on the reservation and then helping with one in the evening in town. We are grateful that our home church in Illinois comes each summer to serve in this way! No picture, but you can imagine children smiling and laughing and learning about Jesus.

August brought the Lake Itasca Family Music Festival. Mark your calendars for next year…the first full weekend in August.

Every year we get to sing and share the gospel at our county fair.

We traveled out to South Dakota to sing for a Native evangelism conference.

Our garden is a great place to watch God’s creation and just enjoy the beauty in small things.

Family camp in Iowa was such a great week for us. Getting to hear so many good, challenging messages and spending time with encouraging believers always helps sharpen our perspective and energizes our desire to grow.

One part of summer that changes every single night are the incredible sunsets we get to witness.

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons…” Daniel 2:20-21 NKJV