How are you all doing?  Have you had a good summer?  Can you believe it’s almost over?

Sorry for the all the questions!  Perhaps I should answer them for ourselves:

#1 – We are doing well!  It is great to be home after an extremely busy month of festivals.  School has started for the youngest TGFers (no, we still haven’t thought of a good nickname for them) and Leesha is approaching her official graduation from home school!  Preparations for our fourth CD are in full swing; the title of it is “Tried and True”…and you’ll just have to wait for more information about it!

#2 – Here’s a resounding “YES” to that question!  🙂

#3 – No!  Summers rapidly sneak away from you when you are a busy touring family ministry.

August was full of festivals – three to be exact.  (Don’t seem like much, aye?  Well, you’ve never been to three of them in one month then.  Try it sometime.)  First, the month kicked off with the Field of Praise Festival in Marion, WI.  We sang at Cup of Joy in Green Bay, WI the night before and had a fantastic time. (Want to see a couple photos from the evening? Here ya go!)  On Saturday, August 3rd, we spent the day singing and reconnecting with friends at Field of Praise.

The next festival after two “normal” concerts (should I mention that straight after our return to Minnesota, most of us came down with nasty colds…thus taking down three of our main vocalists, Leesha, Jayme, and Caleb for the two concerts the next weekend?) was Voices of Peace in Hilbert, WI!  (It was our second time there – last year was such a blessing that we couldn’t wait to return this year!)

If I began to type all the stories of the weekend, I would be here till midnight (well, probably longer with how slow I think type).  That being the case, is it okay if I let pictures do the talking for me?  Good, I knew you’d be agreeable.  🙂  (And, if anything, you could watch a video highlighting the festival.)  Scroll down for the photo gallery.

Thanks to Bud and Carolyn McAtee (Voices of Peace) for inviting us to come this year and to Pastor Marc Axelrod and everyone from Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Potter, WI for hosting such a superlative, God-honoring festival!  It’s our honor to participate and share the message of Christ!

I’ll try to cover the next festivals in some upcoming blog posts.   Until next time…

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

Blessings and Joy in the Journey!

Taylor for TGF