Our Family Mission Statement

We are a real family seeking to serve a real and living God. Our desire and mission is to magnify and glorify God in our everyday life at home, church and abroad. Our goal is to help families understand what their purpose and design is in regards to the family; recognize the enemy for who he is and what he is doing; and to point families, both saved and unsaved, to Christ as to become living pictures of Christ and His bride and of God and His children. As families are strengthened the church will be strengthened, therefore, being a brighter light to a dark and hurting world.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Evening of Music With Destiny Strings Studio

Enjoy a glimpse of our special evening with Destiny Strings Music Studio. Anna's students put forth so much hard work and practice into the preparation of this and truly brought much delight to those who were present. We all agreed that this was the best recital yet! 


 Last-minute pep-talk from the teacher before entering the platform.



There was a wonderful variety of music and skill levels. It was so enjoyable to see the youngest ones perform their pieces right alongside those who were further excelled. Each one gave it their best!


 Joseph is a perfect display, here, of how each one stepped up, introduced his song, presented it with excellence, and bowed graciously in the success of his accomplishment.



It was a pleasure to also audience several duets by friends, as well as siblings.



No, the same little guy did not change shirts and perform twice! :) These twins were so cute to watch and did a fantastic job in their presentations. 


 No one beat this little man's grin and giggle with which he introduced himself. :)



Some of the students have been learning both violin and piano and were pleased to present their work on both instruments.



"The Trio", as they introduced themselves, did a great job playing "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross".


It was also neat to see how some students used their abilities to accompany other students in performance.


Christina brought us the GRAND finale in presenting a marvelous arrangement of "Great is Thy Faithfulness". She did an excellent job! 



And, to our beloved music teacher who has invested so much of her time in these young people...


...We honored her with a token of our gratitude--a lovely bouquet of roses.



 "Okay, time for a group pic! Everyone look here... :)" 

~ Food & Fellowship ~ 




Oh, wait...did we forget one?? :) "Bravo!!"

"The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song will I praise him."
~ Psalm 28:7 ~

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sub-Blog Special

     Howdy, folks! We would like to inform you about a new sub-blog that has recently been launched. Specifically geared for sisters, this blog is designed with the purpose of inspiring, encouraging, and challenging ladies in their relationships with God, their families, and others. Whether you are a sister with one sibling, ten siblings, a sister in Christ to your church family, or even just a sister figure to the neighbor next door, we invite you to join us on a journey of becoming polished cornerstones, jewels in His diadem, radiant crowns. The first four posts build upon each other and introduce a small glimpse of the main foundations upon which each future post will be built ~ An Excellent Spirit, Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge. And, to give you a special sneak preview, a few of the upcoming topics we will be covering are "Sisters or Sergeants", "The Prized Adornment," "Maturity's Myth", and more! So, come visit us at In His Diadem by clicking this link, or by selecting the page "From Sisters to Sisters" located above. We hope to see you there--and don't forget, your feedback is valuable, so please leave comments about what was an encouragement to you!

A Sister
“Come, gather around Me; I have a plan.”
God spoke to the angels in that Heavenly Land.
To the beautiful throne they quickly drew near,
Excited and anxious, waiting to hear
What the Master Designer had in His mind.
“Is it beautiful?” they wondered, “Tender and kind?”

A hush filled the air as the Lord spoke again.
“I’m creating a treasure, a valuable friend,
A vessel I’ll use to spread love and good cheer,
A brother’s companion, a listening ear,
For I’m making a sister and, though human she’ll be,
I will patiently mold her  to bring glory to Me.

A sister whose wisdom flows from above,
A sister who’s pure, has a heart of love,
A sister who’s peaceable, gentle and true,
Easy to be entreated, too.
One full of mercy and full of good full of good fruits,
Without partiality, without hypocrisy,
A sister, Lord, with a heart for You.”

Lord, You’ve placed me here in this family,
I know You’ve designed me a vessel to be.
I read in Your Word Your plan for my life,
Yet my heart is selfish and full of strife.
So I ask You, dear Savior, help me to bring
Glory to Thy name, teach me to be

A sister whose wisdom flows from above,
A sister who’s pure, has a heart of love,
A sister who’s peaceable, gentle and true,
Easy to be entreated, too.
One full of mercy and full of good full of good fruits,
Without partiality, without hypocrisy,
A sister, Lord, with a heart for You.”

Whether you be a sister at home
With siblings around you who call you their own.
Or, maybe to other believers you are
A sister in Christ, sharing God’s love and care.
May our Father in Heaven grant wisdom to thee,
Fill you with His goodness, and help you to be

A sister whose wisdom flows from above,
A sister who’s pure, has a heart of love,
A sister who’s peaceable, gentle and true,
Easy to be entreated, too.
One full of mercy and full of good full of good fruits,
Without partiality, without hypocrisy,
A sister, Lord, with a heart for You.”
Copyright © Elisabeth Linzey 2013

* You can listen to this song by clicking on this link: A Sister Youtube