Duck! Bald Faces. More Beards?

Last week our church had a little costume fun with
a Duck Dynasty Theme.
Here’s a few pictures from that day.
(and in case you’re concerned… NO, it didn’t distract us from
worshiping Jesus with all our heart and listen to the Word
and then talking about it with small groups of friends at the end.)

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Now… THIS Sunday our building will be filled
NAKED-FACED men because many of them have
taken the “Grovember” Challenge. It’s
about “Manning-Up!” It’s starts with a clean face.
Then no shaving for the whole month!
Besides NOT shaving, men are committing to
“up-ing” their walk with Jesus! Click here for
all the fun details.

So, by the end of the month the
men in our church may just look a whole like the
men on Duck Dynasty! However, considering it’ll
bring out the best in these guys… we woman are
OK with it all! (But Chilly, can you please
promise to shave most of it off on December 1st?)

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Online School Field Trip

Online school… is … well, online, but it also has books,
papers, pens & pencils, projects (digitally turned into the teacher),
real human teachers and lots of other students. Yup… students.
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Yesterday we drove two hours to join in the first all-school
field trip at Uncle John’s Cider Mill. Only a portion of the student
body was present, but it was large! Very Large!
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The kids met their teachers face-to-face and some of the
other students who are technically in their classes. It
was fun to put faces to names that have previously only
appeared in the chat boxes during an online Live Lesson.

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Besides a corn maze and some other typical yet fun
fall activities, the farm had a giant bouncy pillow…
which continually drew Max & Chase back to it’s jumpy
fun, over & over!
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Being outside in the fall in Michigan certainly sits near
the top of my “Favorite Things about Fall,” and meeting
very real (and friendly) parents, students and teachers
from the world of “cyber-school” made it a day we’ll
remember for years!
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Almost Wordless Wednesday, The Last 10 Days

 

So much more happened over the past 10 days, but this is all I have in pictures!

Costumed & ready to go to the kid’s concert series at Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The orchestra members were wearing costumes, as were the people in the audience!

Simple decor

TEN kids & a newborn (not pictured) came with us to Trick-or-Treat in our neighborhood

 Our somewhat pathetic, yet lovable, Scarecrow

 Out where the candy is

 I love time spent in the boys classrooms

 

The boys & I were able to visit our friends and their new baby boy!

Summer so Far (part 2)

July 4th we went to the Detroit Tiger’s Game. Right after this pic was taken it rained for 2 straight hours. But we stuck it out & had a blast!

Really hot days are good for staying inside & racing cars

 

Messing with the photo programs just never gets old, does it?
  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting a friend’s new, teeny baby girl when she was just a few hours old

Enjoying another sweet baby born to our church family

Swing Set water (and mud) park that got great reviews. (Notice the swin noodle hanging above their heads. It has holes cut in it & the hose is attached to the end)

Real Church became “Courage Church.” Check it out at www.couragechurch.com

It’s not every church that gets to hold it’s baptism on the “beer deck” of a local venue.

Courage Church is giving a beautiful new location & huge opportunities to reach a whole new area of the city with JESUS’ love! (it needs numerous repairs… maybe you have the ability & resources to help spread HIS love. Look here )

Lots & lots of board games & card games