Saturday, June 5, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
We started taking advantage of Josh's days off and finding any trail or open space outside that was open to get out of the house and explore. We quickly realized just how amazing our city and surrounding area is.
We figured we would use all this spare time we had on our hands and get a couple of projects done. Josh helped me put a border around my garden and created a door. I LOVED it!!!
Back when my parents lived in Marion they had this amazing old milking barn. Every time I would go visit I'd go searching for treasures within. I found this old mantle. I came home and made it into a little decorative bench. Well, I was kind of over the bench so Josh reclaimed it and made a coffee table for our carport! It is still there now and we use it almost every day.
On a day when we were trying to reclaim the shed we pulled out ALL of our bikes...or at least PARTS of bikes. The kids began grabbing tools and set up a bike shop to see how many whole bikes they could put together with all the pieces. Cai made a stunt bike where the front wheel would fall off if he flipped up the front of the bike. Then he would pretend to flip off the bike and get hurt. They took it to the park trails, with Zeke hiding in the bushes with the iPad to film people's reactions, ha!
Shortly after our lives shut down we began to hear many people voice their need to be in the presence of the Lord. We wanted to help bring the presence of the Lord into people's living room's together with us. So every Friday night we rearranged our living room and dining room into a studio and set up a Livestream on Social Media to gather "together" and make God's word the last words we meditate on as we head into another isolated weekend. We called it His Word Last Word, based on an idea Josh read about years ago.
Rainy sang with us. Zeke helped with cameras. The other three did scripture readings. It was a whole family affair. It will always be a sweet memory in my mind, and I hope in theirs too.
We also had the opportunity to partner with Southeastern for their virtual chapels. We would go in and record a couple of weeks at a time.
And then there were the sets for our own church as we met with the band to record our services.
Students jumped in and a few services of their own.
Josh also wrote a couple of songs during the year. One of which he made a music video that Zeke helped to edit. It turned out fantastic!