A short blog post, I know—but you will have get the scoop on family happenings in the next ministry update! (You are subscribed, right? 🙂 ) I have had a number of photos sitting in a folder—waiting patiently to be shared—that I’ve conglomerated into this small gallery. Several of them are from friends on Facebook, others from Mom’s phone, and then the rest were snapped on the family camera (thus the different looks!). There are so many stories connected with each of these photos and adventures, but regrettably I don’t have the time to highlight them all. The pictures will just have to do the talking for me.
Enjoy this run-down of happenings from our Florida trip in February to just two weeks ago!
Blessings to you all!
Taylor for TGF
“My tongue will sing of Your word, for all Your commandments are right.” (Psalm 119:172)
It’s finally snowing in Minnesota! We have heard from friends as far away as North Carolina that they received snow before we did in the swamplands of Braham. Surprising, huh? 🙂 We played one Christmas song during our practice session today and immediately it began to snow. We had to laugh at the Lord’s timing!
It has been an incredibly long time since I last updated our blog — and it is not because I have a lack of stories to relate! Far from it. So much has happened to our family within the past couple months that it is difficult to know how to even begin sharing the adventures.
And so, I’ll keep this short for now. The Nautilus — yes, good Ole Glory Bus has been replaced! — is nearly packed and ready for a trip to Kansas this weekend. The instruments are all around me, snug inside their cases and waiting to be loaded tomorrow morning. It’s a long travel day tomorrow, and I really must be wrapping up a couple food items for the trip.
I really want to bring to your attention that our family’s press release has been updated. We keep noticing a sorely outdated release appearing in papers, and some friends kindly brought to our attention yet another press release, filled with typos (our fault!). If you are hosting us at your church or event some time in the future, we would encourage you to use the one available on our website now and discard any previous one.
Oh, and just for fun: Here’s a picture a friend of ours caught at our recent concert at Emmanuel Baptist in Duluth, MN. I love everyone’s expressions! We were trying out a new harmony technique on a family song — and Laura captured everyone’s thoughts through her lens: “Oh, are we going to pull this off?” 😀
Someday soon I’ll have to write some real updates. (Those were so fun to write and read!) We do look forward to meeting you somewhere along the road! What a joy to walk with our Savior and share His good news!
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
Taylor for TGF
It is always a long process to plan, record, and produce a new album. From the song selection to finally sending off the master, it is time-consuming — though thrilling (for the most part 🙂 ). And there is nothing more exciting than finally seeing UPS pull up and deliver the finished project to the front deck.
We have been anticipating Tried and True ever since our first CD, Thank You, Lord. Ever since we started singing, people have requested particular songs after a concert, and we have been mentally keeping a list of those songs for years. In January 2014, we had a family meeting to narrow down the top requests — our “tried and true” songs — we had collected. It was a little difficult, to say the least! For good measure, we also selected several of our family’s favorites as well.
For the past six months we have been preparing this project with love and excitement. These songs are the ones that minister the most to our audiences, and includes the oft-requested, “Mountain with His Hand”, written by Taylor.
We received 1000 CDs of Tried and True today, and we’re praising God. Knowing we had a very busy month in August, we had been praying that the shipment would arrive before the end of July. Today is July 29th, and God is right on time — as usual! 🙂 We are praying this album will minister to those who listen to it, and that it would bring a blessing each time the songs are played.
You can purchase the CD on our music page and hear clips below. Take a listen and let us know which clips you liked hearing the most! 🙂
- Welcome to the Family The Garms Family 0:50
- O, Say But I'm Glad The Garms Family 0:50
- Who Can Do Anything The Garms Family 0:50
- I Want to Know More The Garms Family 0:50
- Mountain with His Hand The Garms Family 0:50
- The Old Country Church The Garms Family 0:50
- When He Cometh The Garms Family 0:50
- God Has a Plan The Garms Family 0:50
- I'm Glad I Know Jesus Is The Garms Family 0:50
- Nearer My God to Thee The Garms Family 0:50
- Thank You, Lord, for Your Blessings The Garms Family 0:50
His Unworthy Servants,
The Garms Family