Tuesday, July 1, 2008

AMEN to SOLA


A 22 hour road trip in three vehicles with 18 people from Our Redeemer Lutheran Church from the U.P. of Michigan to the Poconos Mountains in PA...all to hear HIS Holy Word.  Perfect.



We had such an awesome week in Scranton PA attending the Higher Things Conference this year..."AMEN" '08.  It was rich in liturgy, Law/Gospel preaching, sound teaching in HIS Holy Word and filled with Grace.  Forgiveness, absolution...thank you Lord! 

How refreshing in such a hostile world!  The setting was beautiful, the Poconos Mountain Range is incredible and there were NO BUGS!  I don't know how that happened, but we sat outside every evening without one mosquito bite! WOW!  

Next year the theme is "SOLA" which means alone... 

Grace alone: God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love.  He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith alone:  By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them.  Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers.  God creates faith i Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture alone:  The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ.  It is the sole rule and norm of Christian doctrine.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A very dear friend was married and allowed me to create a cake for the celebration dinner... here it stands... after a four hour trip in the back of a SUV!  Congratulations Kimberly! Marriage is such an awesome gift God has given to us while we live on this earth, I am thankful for my husband today and everyday.

( btw, french vanilla with vanilla buttercream, deep double chocolate with mocha butter cream and all dressed in a creamy yellow fondant.  )



Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lazy Summer Days....What?!




So much for the lazy Days of Summer!  The week ends with a VBS picnic at Lake Superior and a trek to Rainbow Falls...and then the delivery of a wedding cake...next week we have a convention for Lutheran Women's Missionary League and another wedding cake...and then off to Scranton PA for the Higher Things Youth Gathering...embrace the busy life!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Broken camera and now my ipod!

I haven't been blogging lately because I love to post pictures, and well, on the first day of our vacation I dropped our camera, and it is broken...shoot.  Now my sweet little blue 1inch ipod that my 13 yo son gave me looks like it was washed in the laundry....shoot shoot!  I will work at getting these things fixed and get back on task with my blog life...

experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by....

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Family Vactation


Our Family was able to visit the wonderfully cloudy and wet city of Seattle for our family vacation this year.  In case you don't know, my very favorite weather is grey, cloudy, wet and 65degree weather...I know, I know, weird, huh?!  It must be from my early years growing up in wet Germany!  What started out as perfect weather soon turned bad though.  A day into our vacation Seattle had record highs of 100+ degrees...wow!  We still had an enjoyable time, and I will share some fun pics of the Market, Starbucks, the walk up to the market, the Space Needle and my sweet family.  Our kiddos had their first big airplane trip, and they really enjoyed "The Office" and "The Bucket List" during the flight.