Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

28 October 2012

¡Feliz Cumple, Flaco!

Happy Birthday – to my dearest friend on earth!

He has two more avid fans, too!

September 2012

December 2010

21 October 2012

Solid Joys!

Today we sang a hymn I’d memorized in high school. My now-favorite stanza wasn’t included in the hymnbook used back then, but it’s well-worth our singing and meditation:
Savior, since of Zion’s City
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity;
I will glory in thy name.
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show.
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.
(by John Newton)

20 October 2012

Love 'em!

They’re my favorite people in the universe – and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them at the soccer game tonight!

Note the Uruguayan national team shirts!

You may be wondering about our secret to getting great smiles? Well... This time JM balanced a marble-sized, crumpled-up paper on the camera! (Whatever it takes!)

18 October 2012

Autumn Drive!

We enjoyed cooler fall weather – and wonderfully warm fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. We’re now once again “sojourning” in SC after encouraging meetings in VA and PA.
An added bonus on this latest trip was driving the Skyline Drive and part of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way back. We enjoyed amazing fall color and saw two black bears and lots of deer: 7 on one day and 21 on the next.
Views of the Shenandoah Valley were incredible!
Fall foliage was on display everywhere!
We drove through various changes in climate!

Rows upon rows of mountains stretched to the horizon.

See the black bear – disappearing into the woods? 

What a lovely time of year for such a drive!

Fall is definitely our favorite season!

A typical shot of our Little Lady in motion:
Her feet aren’t even touching the ground! 

Lovin’ freedom, sunshine, sticks, and leaves!

The does and fawns were so tame... 

Look at the detail on her face and ears!
(What a marvelous Creator she has!)
We caught just a glimpse of the famous Mabry Mill at twilight!

A life of travel with two little people in tow definitely has its challenges. (That’s actually an understatement!) But opportunities like these remind us that we have much to be thankful for!

02 October 2012

Keep praying...

Read our latest report for specific requests and updates.
Pray for us as we continue preparations for a move to Uruguay. God is faithful; we are trusting His perfect timing and provision.

We were encouraged by a conference near Chicago.
Elizabeth sang with her grandparents at a retreat!