Majesty Music Conference

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Every year our girls look forward to a summer music camp called Musicollege hosted by Majesty Music (http://www.majestymusic.com/). The day is divided into different classes taught by skilled musicians such as Ron and Shelly Hamilton, Faye Lopez, Matt and Rachelle Whitcomb, Frank and Jean Garlock, and others. Not only is it a time to enhance music skills, but even more …

A Duggar Drop-In

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A few weeks ago we had opportunity to have a Duggar/Bates Reunion at our home. It was a sentimental occasion because it was the first time the entire Duggar family has been able to see the finished results of our house renovations they began 2 years ago! Little Josie Duggar was able to accompany the family after successfully achieving so …

TENT MEETING

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We were invited to sing and participate in a week of tent meetings in Camden, Michigan. We were so encouraged by the diligence exhibited by Mr. Harold Walker, who hosted and planned the entire event. As mayor of his township, he envisioned doing something that would help the community; so with much prayer and initiative he and his family went …

VISITING FRIENDS

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While in Michigan, we were invited to the Keilen Family home, and what an extraordinary welcome we received!! At our house, the girls love to do extra touches to make company feel special, but the Keilen family took that to a new level when they prepared for our arrival! Their example taught us an important and valuable lesson about making …

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

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We spent the week in Michigan at a tent meeting, where the family sang and enjoyed preaching from Tom Harmon. At the end of the week we visited the Keilen family and were able to sing in their church service on Sunday morning. More about both of these encouraging times coming up, but I especially wanted to share thoughts from …