Since I don’t have as much time (or motivation!) to write out entire reviews of our past concerts like I used to, I thought I’d instead share some pictorial memories from our November engagements. (Pictures say a thousand words, right?) :)
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
Taylor for The Garms Family
(Click on the photos for a larger view.)
Hustletown Community Church, November 4th – what a fun morning we had here!
Mom and a sweet lady conversing (Hustletown Community Church)
Caleb borrowing friend Daniel Mount’s bowtie (Hustletown Community Church)
Hauling equipment for our concert at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, November 11th.
Leesha – the door opener for the day – singing while she works…note Ben’s expression. (SST)
Ben, sorting out our organized mess. (SST)
Don’t you love Caleb’s face while he and Sam look at Leesha’s drawings? (SST) :)
Leesha, Sam, Caleb, and Jayme keeping busy while Dad and Ben do sound-check. (SST)
The view from the pew (SST)
“Amazing Grace” (SST)
“Tis So Sweet” (SST)
Too cute: Caleb and his shadow posing in the Fergus Falls hotel parking lot (Nov. 14th)
Ben fixing a sound issue (Grace Lutheran Church, Erhard, MN on Nov. 14th)
Sam talking with new friends at Grace Lutheran Church.
Dad, Ben, and Sam packing up the trailer (Glendorado Lutheran Church, Princeton, MN on Nov. 18th)
Glendorado Lutheran Church, Nov. 18th, 2012
Jayme and Caleb…um, how does one describe this picture?
Our banjo player tuning. What else would a banjo player be doing? ;) (Verndale Alliance Church)
Caleb and the soundman Gary chatting (Verndale Alliance Church).
Mom and Jayme getting Reggie the cello set-up (Verndale Alliance Church)
May has speedily come upon us and Jayme says it has come in like a lion, given the storms we experienced in our area the past two days. Last evening around 2:40 a.m., all of us except Caleb woke to huge crashes of thunder and continuous lightening. We were racing about to close windows, mopping puddles of water, and watching the intense storm from behind rain-streaked glass. Then we all went back to bed to rise again in the 5 o’ clock hour to attend a National Day of Prayer breakfast at 6:30 a.m. :)
Our concert season has launched fully now! We had three concerts in April, and the first at Open Range Cowboy Church in Isanti, MN on April 15th. It was great to start up again at a familiar place with familiar faces! Pastor Joe and Linda are great to talk with and we appreciate their hearts for the Lord.
Setting up on Saturday before the Sunday service at Cowboy Church.
The most unusual place for Sam to set-up his drums – behind the baptismal tub!
We all agree this is the most unique use for a Great Adventure Gospel Band CD. :)
Next, on Wednesday, April 26th, we traveled to Edina, MN and sang for the Edynamoes! We had a lot of fun making new friends and having our Grandma Garms in the audience, as well as a couple we’ve met at several concerts. While the Edynamoes had their meeting, we hung out in a separate room and enjoyed going through a few of our songs in a very impromptu practice session. :) Special thanks to Carol for being so accommodating and kind to us!
Leesha, Jayme, and Caleb watching Ben closely.
Ben. Don’t ask me why he was so interesting. :)
Christ Presbyterian Church; it was actually styled after Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
After the concert, we rested in the garden for a while, enjoying the beautiful day.
No comment. :)
This Sunday we had a fabulous time with the folks up at Barnum United Methodist Church in Barnum, MN. We had never sung in Barnum, though we had often passed it on the way to Moose Lake and Duluth, so we liked seeing a new Minnesota town. Pastor Gary and the congregation were so fun to spend our morning with and, while I did not take any pictures, I edited some videos from the service for y’all to enjoy:
Out of His Great Love
I’m Feeling Fine
Mountain with His Hand
May you have a wonderful, God-blessed weekend! We are excited to see the Ball Brothers in concert (Lord-willing) Sunday evening and then are looking forward to our next concert on the 15th at Camp Lebanon, MN. Hope to see you along the journey soon!
“Jaym-Jaym”, “Giggles”, “Jollylegs”, and most recently “Pipsqueak” (I called her that from stage during our last concert, and people afterwards kept coming up and calling her “Pipsqueak”!)…all these nicknames describe our little Christmas joy, Jayme. We celebrated her 10th birthday on December 22nd, and now she goes around exclaiming, “I’m a decade old!” :) She had been counting down the days to her birthday for several months (yes, really!), and was so excited when the day finally arrived. Jayme was doubly excited when Grandpa Pete and cousin Noah were able to spend the day as well.
Jayme – December 22nd, 2011
Our little fiddler – December 20th, 2011
Jayme chose Psalm 62 as her psalm for the day:
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them. Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work. Happy Birthday Jaym-Jaym – we love you dearly!
Alas, the TGF blogger is behind, behind, behind! Our dear Mom’s birthday was October 21st, on which she, once again, turned 29+ years old.
Happy (belated) Birthday, Mom!
Mom at MWQA – October 21st, 2011
We were at the Midwest Quartet Convention during Mom’s birthday, so unfortunately, there was no cake, no ice cream, and only a handful of cards later that evening. But there were plenty of birthday greetings from everyone who found out it was Mom’s special day!
The impromptu poster Dad and we kids made for Mom and hung up at our booth.
Here is the most unique birthday greeting Mom received during the convention: