As some of you may know….we did leave home again! By the time this is posted we will be home. In just two months, Lord willing we will be leaving in January for 9 weeks. Our local calendar has been filling for the next few months; the next local engagement is Thursday.
Well, our weekend sure was full and diverse. First, we sang for the first time in Lancaster, PA. Then in the evening we went to hear the Wissmann family sing! What an incredible blessing they were. Our hearts were touched and encouraged.
Oh and Bethany P. and I just happened to be wearing the same skirt. Not literally, of course.
We left and parked at the firehouse in Concordville the next morning and we all (except for dad and Papa) piled into the van and SUV and went to down town Philadelphia, Independence Mall to be precise, for a Ron Paul rally! Woooooo!!!
Here are a ’few’ pictures from our day.
Bonnie and Bethany P. checking something out….
We saw many interesting buildings. It would be great fun to spend a week or two down town taking pictures.
Our faithful you tuber , Bonnie!
You can check her videos out here.
Now this is part of the crowd - there would have been no way to get a picture of the whole group. We were guessing a couple thousand people showed up. ( Six thousand by some estimates.)
Bethany wanted a picture of these boots.
You can see the field behind it covered in white ’head stones’ standing as memorials to the soldiers killed. When we left we stuck our flags in the ground in front of individual stones.
The crowd was really big so us short people ended up on tippy toe and on each other shoulders in some cases.
Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul….YAY!!!
Oliver, who actually appeared to have some tv cameras on him, is getting a lift from his big bro here, as he lifts the flag.
And, folks, here is the man himself!
He had some good things to talk about. To everyone who have a problem with Ron Paul’s ’anti-war’ position, will you please consider the fact that the Constitution is more important than any war. If we don’t follow the constitution what do we have? The mess we’re in now overseas and not to mention the domestic issues, like the fading dollar, socialized medicine, limited personal freedom. The only hope and key to getting back on the right road is to start following the law. I know, sometimes it’s difficult to see through the issues, but the fact of the matter is we’re in big trouble now and we’ll keep sinking if something isn’t done.
Nathan and Peter were running around the camera so all of these are theirs. : )
Afterward CNN had their time:
A familiar smiling face in the crowd. Hey Izzy!
One crazy soprano, Izzy, and one cute yodeling youtuber posing for a pic.
Plenty of people wanted an autograph and a handshake!
Nathan was able to get through to the front and shake his hand. We all wanted to shake Nathan’s hand after that.
Please pray for this country and for Ron Paul.
You can find more information about Ron Paul and see Dr. Paul speaking at this rally @ www.ronpaul2008.com
OH and there were a ton of cameras there.
We were all quite tired that evening ( at least I was ) as we ate supper. We enjoyed our time with the Kocher’s and part of the P family. Thank you all for being so hospitable and kind.
Sunday morning flowers at the fire station…..
Singing Sunday morning - thanks due to Daniel for the pictures.
Guess what we did on Sunday night?!
That's right! Another concert!
You’ve got Mr. K to thank for these also.
The kids all found joy in playing the organ.
Oh why is Bonnie on the floor? She’s playing the pedals. : P
After this weekend, I’m certainly looking forward to what God is doing in me. Walking through difficult terrain isn’t easy. Thankfully, as always, at the waiting place I have THE Guide with me. This Guide will not leave, forsake me or leave me alone. Always persevering to complete His will, never faltering, never making a mistake, never late is my Guide, my Creator. May I be moldable and pliable, like clay in His hand. I know the practiced patience of the oldest of 8 in this family is going to be stretched again to new heights. I’m always finding there are always new ways to practice the ‘p’ word. There is never a dull moment here! Life is exciting, it’s just always the exciting we expected. I pray through all these difficult and sometime uncomfortable paths God will have His will done and receive ALL the glory.
Please, continue to pray for my dad. He’s not doing well and is continuing on this seemly endless downward spiral of pain, weight loss and a nauseated stomach. Thank you everyone who has been praying. Edit: We got a call tonight from some who saw mom's request for help on getting the little bugs you can eat to make you get better and they might be able to help dad out. We'll see how that goes.
We sang this morning for about 100 school children, staff and few stray visitors and now we’re on the way home.
Psalm 59:16 & 17
Christians, won’t that be a great day when we all really go HOME? I’m looking forward to it.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or morning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.