|tee shirts Shannon made for the kids|
Anyway, this year it fell on a night when we had family Bible Study, so we decided to do the whole grilling and barbecue thing. A couple of years ago we started have weekly studies in our home for any family member that could/wanted to come. We needed it and needed to be praying together. We still do.
It alternates on a different day every other week. We meet at our house around 6:30, eat dinner - consisting of whatever we all contribute - and have a two or three hour study on a book in scripture.
SO, why on a holiday, did we feel the need to bring an exorbitant amount of food as if it were Thanksgiving? I don't know, but we did.
|Laurette and her daughter Tamrynn|
Our family had grown distant and we were drowning in wayward children and trouble. We were only gathering on holidays...let's see, how many a year? Maybe four. That was not enough for us. So we meet once a week and study and talk to the only One who intervenes in the hearts. Yes, there are still changes to be made, but it is amazing how God changes the pray-er first, and then maybe those around him/her will change, too.
Hope your holiday was a memorable one.
|My brother Owen and my son Lee did the grilling|
|Josh and Tommy|
|Emma, Bella, cousin Hayden with hot dog, and Luke|