So for the last several months we have been having church in our home. Being a military family living away from our home church presents some unique challenges. My husband is an ordained Primitive Baptist preacher and has been preaching for over 23 years. We are used to being actively involved in whatever church we attend. So we look for churches that will permit us to do so. While we had found one to attend in our current duty station, we discovered that ultimately it was not the right fit for our family. With homeschooling and everything else going on in our lives, we made the decision to hold church services in our home.
So here are some photos of what it looked like during today’s service.
Our message for today centered on Matthew 5:13. It was interesting to hear the remarks regarding salt and its various uses in Biblical times and current days. Because of the situation, our services tend to turn more into discussions and thoughts rather than a typical sermon.
In addition to a message, we also sing songs from the Lloyd Hymnal (used by many Primitive Baptist Churches). We sang “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, “Come Thou Fount of Many Blessings”, “Alas and did my Savior Bleed” in addition to a couple of other songs.
So that is how we had church services today, How did you spend your Sunday?
So yesterday was Independence Day. We really did not do anything special. We did however enjoy eating some meals together as a family. Because it was rather rainy most of the day, I was really glad that we did not have any outdoor plans. We cooked pork in our Ninja cooker along with broccoli and cauliflower, corn and mashed potatoes. All in all it was a really great meal.
Since the sun was shining today, we grilled outside. We fixed Shrimp-k-bobs, complete with shrimp, bacon, onions, tomatoes and some had red bell peppers.
We took shrimp and placed it into a Tupperware Season-Serve container. I added Old Bay Seasoning, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, salt and garlic pepper and shook the container so the shrimp was coated.
Then we took wooden skewers that had soaked in water (well actually I took skewers) and alternated the onions, bacon, tomatoes and shrimp to begin with (I was waiting for the bell peppers to thaw).
Once I was done with the preparations, my darling placed them on the grill. In the meantime, we were fixing Kale, and peas to go with our meal.
Then when everything was ready, we had a meal to feast upon.
We truly had a wonderful meal. I really enjoy cooking for and eating with my family.
So how did you spend your 4th of July? I would love to hear from you.
Well I am not off to such a great start for this blogging challenge. But I am at least off to a fairly good start preparing for our new school year which begins on July 7th. We will be starting our new history course (Diana Waring’s 2nd History book for Answers in Genesis), IEW’s SICC-B, and Excellence in Literature’s “An Introduction to Literature”. In addition, we will begin Latin. Then probably in September we will add in Greek.
Dennis has been officially accepted into Liberty University’s Seminary pursuing a master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry. So he will be starting courses in the fall. Jacob will be starting work on his associates degree in the fall. In the meantime, I am working on blogging, writing, and running the home and homeschool.
What is up in your world? I would love to hear from you.