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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Singing.....

This weekend our church's mens chorus had a 20 year anniversary. It did not affect me other than the fact that my 2 brothers sang in it. They practiced Friday night, all day Saturday, gave a program at one of the Methodist churches Saturday night, gave a program at Barnwell Mennonite this morning, and gave a program at Hepzibah Mennonite tonight. This morning while they were singing, I allowed my mind to wonder (I confess). =) I started thinking about singing and how much singing has affected my life.

School programs are 3/4 singing. We have done programs that were more story telling and talking, but we always go back to singing. No, We're not the world's greatest singers but we enjoy it!!!

My family sings. Daddy loves to get us together and sing some songs. We have sang a few songs at our church in the evenings, one evening we went to GA and gave a program. In family devotions we sing. Once again, We're not the world's most wonderful singers, but we have fun and we all love to sing (Daddy would say we don't always show it =)).

When we go to Skrivseth reunions, or family from that side come to visit, there is often singing heard. All of Daddy's sisters play piano. His Mom is amazing on the piano, I love to hear her play. Grandma tell's us to gather round and sing. I've been out to visit them and she would have me play the piano, I quote her, "It does my heart good". It does my heart good too to play the piano, and when I'm home I don't play often enough!!!

On the Hege side we don't have as much verbal singing. Grandma did play piano, I always liked to hear her play as well. We, my siblings and I, would stay at mom's brothers house many times when mom and daddy went somewhere, and we would sing in family devotion's.

Our church has a mixed chorus, and a men's chorus (I already mentioned that). We enjoy when groups come and visit us. We enjoy our Sunday evenings when we have song services.

Music is a big part of my life. It has shaped me in so many different ways that I haven't mentioned. I have wondered before why music is so important to me, and I decided today that it has been such a big part of my life I don't think I could live with out. I love listening and making music.

And the verse for this post, since I'm posting about singing, is Psalm 105:2, "Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him, talk ye of all His marvelous works."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Updating!!!

I was looking at my blog list to see all the updates that my friends have posted. I got done with that and started browsing my blog, and came to a realization that I don't have any updates on some of the stuff I was looking forward to that I had blogged about. So here goes.....


Here is some small pics of our valentine party for the parents... 
Credit for pics goes to Geneva Skrivseth...

It's a little picture but I hope you can get the point. =) It did go well, The one chocolate fondue fountain did quit on me, but I whizzed the crock pot out and that worked wonderful!!! 

Idaho was wonderful!! I had lots of fun catching up with family and friends out there! Yes, there was that dreaded snow some mornings. That's all it lasted... A morning... So I was happy about that!! =) I got home and Geneva asked me if I ever went out and played in it... To the which I told her no there was no one to play in it with. It was also to pretty to mess it up! =) I would love to upload all my Idaho pics (wait, maybe not you would get bored!!!) but since that would not be practical... =) Here are just a few...


Chairs in Grandma's front yard....


A pond down the road... Its was full of water fowl!!! 


Beautiful Mountains!!!


A quick peek at the snow....


Another peek...


Toria and Shaunti... I accidentally took this pic but thought it was cute!!!


Toria, Shaunti, and I...


Sam, me, and Kaitlyn... 
I love cousins!!! And I don't get enough of these!!

So there are a few of what I did... More recently I have got back into the rhythm of home life again I think... Working at the shop, and milking cows, then to run off to youth, church or whatever else is on the agenda.. Yes, my life stays busy!!! 

And a verse to end on.. I have been reading thru Revelation's in my devotions. It's very interesting, so I'm gonna leave you with this verse, Revelation 22:12 and 13, 12“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. 13“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
Blessings, 
~andrea