Pictorial Recollections (December 2012)

The Garms Family blogger was slow to post this picture post of memories from December, but enjoy the photos anyway!

Also, thank you to everyone who submitted captions for this silly photo!  To read all the captions, click here, and check out the winning one below!

Was that Scott Fowler who just walked by?

“Was that Scott Fowler who just walked by?” (Caption submitted by Daniel Mount)

The 2013 concert season kicks off next week at First Baptist Church in Baxter, MN, so be sure to visit our calendar to see when we’ll be in your area!

After Extended Silence…

Hello Friends!

As you have probably noticed, our family’s blog has been relatively silent – word-and-update-wise – though we have posted quite a few videos as of late. ¬†This is mostly due to my negligence and striving to limit my computer time. ¬†Apologies!

The Garms family has been happily enjoying life as family.  The days are filled with unexpected adventures and daily lessons, and we continue to travel day by day the journey God has placed before us.

Some of you might know that our friend Mal fell last week after coming home from a doctor’s appointment. ¬†He has been steadily weakening, and the fall was inevitable as his shakiness has increased quickly over the past few months. ¬†He had decided to cease the weekly Walmart trip several weeks ago because of the difficulty and weariness of walking.

Mal actually had a good appointment on Thursday and allowed Mom and I to push him in a wheelchair to the various parts of the clinic. ¬†When we returned from the trip, he was worn out and walked unsteadily into the hallway to his room. ¬†On the threshold of the door between the main part of the house and Mal’s room, his foot caught and – boom, BOOM! -down he went. ¬†Dad and Jayme both saw the fall and Dad quickly raced to assist him. ¬†I had just been debating about whether or not I should continue walking with him to his room, and was horrified to hear the crash.

After landing squarely on the floor, God spared Mal from any broken bones and major injury.  He only experience minor bruising on his nose, a cut on his forehead, a hurt finger, and soreness.  Just minutes before, I had been praying for God to put a bubble of protection around him, and God certainly did that!  Praise the Lord!

We are firmly in the midst of “birthday season” now, with Ben’s 21st birthday speedily approaching and Sam’s 12th birthday yesterday. ¬†How the time flies…

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of our “Great Adventure”! ¬†If you’ve never read the (simplified) story, check out this link.¬† We have begun to watch footage from that special season of our lives and have been finding “memorabilia”¬†(like¬†the Olympic torch drawings and¬†the subsequent letter from Dr. James Dobson, but that’s part of the story that isn’t mentioned in the “simplified” version you’ll read online!). ¬†What amazing memories! ¬†It is so wonderful to see the hand of God so intricately involved in our lives.

The calls are beginning to come in for 2012 and our concert schedule is beginning to fill up. ¬†If you’d like Great Adventure Gospel Band to come to your church or event, get in contact with us; we’d love to talk with you! ¬†We are looking forward to our fourth year of ministry and what the Lord has in store!

We pray you all are well. ¬†We encourage you this new year to delve into God’s Word daily and wholeheartedly love and serve Him in all areas of your life, as we also strive to do.

Blessings and Joy in the Journey with Jesus!
Taylor for the Garms Family        

“Higher Ground” Video and A Prayer Request

Good Morning!

Usually before a concert if we have some “waiting” time, you’ll more than often find us singing together. Even while we set up and tear down, the room will be alive with song and harmony! Such was the case back at our concert in Pequot Lakes, MN on April 30th, 2011. While the audience was eating dinner before the concert, we sung our hearts out. One the songs we caught on video.
Our actual arrangement of “Higher Ground” includes instruments, but we had fun trying it out
a capella. Here’s the result:

As a side notefor today: Taylor fell ill with a cold last week (right before our concert on Friday, too!), then Leesha caught it, and now Mom and our friend Mal are coming down with it as well. All four of us had been at the local clinic last Tuesday for Mal’s doctor appointment and obviously contracted a mean sore throat and cough. So, as the Spirit brings us to your mind, would you say a prayer for swift recovery for those who are sick and protected health for the rest of the family? We would certainly appreciate it, especially as we have two concerts this week. Thank you!
And, for those who may attend the Legacy Five concert this Friday, our set starts at 7:10 p.m. and then Legacy Five begins when we’re done; we’re so excited! (Anyone want to join us in the front row?) We’re looking forward to seeing y’all there!
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
The Garms Family

And Happy 87th Birthday Mal!

Mal and our kitty, Tiger, working together.
(The Garms Family blogger is obviously catching up on birthday posts!)
A happy (belated) birthday to our friend, Mal! He turned 87 years old on August 7th, thus beginning our birthday season for 2011-2012. And since a picture speaks a thousand words, let’s allow several pictures do the speaking for now:

The two August “birthday boys”: Caleb and Mal.

We were so glad to be home to celebrate Mal’s birthday with him this year!

Happy Birthday to our precious friend, Mal! We love you, Mal! We’re with you on your journey though life and ageing, and thank God for your presence in our lives.
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
The Garms Family