This log (thesis) begins when Peter, Cooper and Glenda leave our home in White Pine, MT and head to Kalispell, normally a 120 mile journey that takes, oh, 2 1/2 hours. We’re meeting up with the 2 “lower in vocal range” gentlemen that live there and heading to Havre, Montana, for a Sunday morning Church service!! Come on along!!
Friday, November 7th, 2008
- 10:09 a.m. cough cough…, puddles, wet dogs good bye
- 10:30 a.m. checkin tires and popcorn at Les Schwab
- 10:39 a.m. gasoline $2.13/gal. and potty (we’ve not even gone 15 miles) “ev’body’s gettin out their big rigs, now”
- 10:50 a.m. passed 19 dead trains from Plains train wreck last month. Come get yer soy beans.
- 12:36 p.m. arrived Kalispell with Peter spittin and sputterin and aggravated once again, he loves the city, and shopping….. 🙂
As the Lord brings Sebrina Palmer, a 10 year old to mind, PLEASE pray for her and her family. They are living with her tumor and seizures. As I write (the week of Sept. 22nd) her and her Mom are in Seattle undergoing more tests to read seizure activity. I will post a portion of Sharon’s recent report to us about her daughter’s possible path to health:
Sebrinas first brain surgery is set for October 16-23rd and then the next week will be the second surgery if all goes well.
Please be in prayer about all this. This is a big decision and we want the Lord to just guide our every decision!!!! The seizure medicine is failing again. The surgeon told us that we are running out of options with the medicine. If we let the seizures continue it will lead to brain damage.
I will not go into details about the surgery but as with any surgery there are things to consider. We just ask you all to pray for our family. Thank you!!!!
God is Good!!!
Love in Christ,
“Be of Good Courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord”.
For my father and I, this month is a month that we always look forward to. As we have for the past three years we are able to go to Lousiville KY for the National Quartet Convention. We cannot wait to sit back and enjoy hearing all of our favorite groups. To us, Southern Gospel music houses the greatest singers and musicians the world has ever seen. Do keep us in your prayers as we travel while time is short and money is tight.
As my favorite season approaches Accounted For looks ahead to our much anticipated New England trip in October. It will be our second time around and we’re thrilled to death to be coming back to our family, friends and THE most beautiful fall colors in America.
As I leave you I must continue to humbly ask for prayer for this group. And if I may, please keep Dana and I in your specific prayers. No need to fear, but some extra strength could be greatly used during these emotional few weeks. We remain assured that all is well because we have not forgotten that our God is real.
By His Grace,
PS: It was great to see our friend Ken Overcast at the Sanders County Fair this past week. We had the privilege of sharing the stage with Ken over in Malta a few months ago. Check out Kens website!
The Sanders County Ledger was nice enough to do an article on us prior to our local concert.
Click below to view it [in .pdf format]
At last we are writing! Forgive the delay, and we won’t go into excuses, excuses, you hear them “oh” so much!! Accounted For has had many wonderful experiences and concerts since we last wrote: Lincoln Baptist, First Southern Baptist in Great Falls, Ulm Bible Church, Malta Community Church, The Milk River Gospel Jamboree in Malta, and Mountain View Baptist Church, Cut Bank all in Montana. North Addison Baptist Church in Spokane, Washington and Emmanuel Baptist in Couer d’Alene, Idaho were invaded just this last weekend. We were all healthy, too! Praise the Lord! We hope you have enjoyed viewing photos online taken along our travels. All of these preachers, pastors, music men, and servants of the Lord in the ministry have been such a blessing. If you get to pouting under a juniper bush like Elijah thinking you’re all alone- just DON’T!! There are people who love the Savior, their fellow Christian and want God’s best for this country everywhere!! The servant of the Lord is not alone!
This one particular Gospel Quartet found love in abundance in Malta. Our first visit, we pray is not our last! We have never been so refreshed in Spirit at a gathering of singers and musicians! We were a little tired physically- but it didn’t matter. Have you ever been so refreshed on the inside that it strengthened a hurting body? We were all blown away by the fellowship and warmth, caring and humility. A spirit of unity is a powerful thing. My spiritual engine is still purring away from the fueling I received there. Godliness is an energy that is supposed to be given out to ALL souls. Am I fueling hurting Christians? Do I represent life and high voltage to a lost soul? Lord, help me offer a contagious example of Jesus Christ to everyone… keep people running with hope and the light of the glorious gospel. I suppose you get the picture!!
Hey, the Lord’s still on the throne, even during extremely high gasoline prices! Make the devil mad and don’t cut back on the travelings of the Lord during this time. He will provide for you! He has for Accounted For. June 20th was a special dinner evening held at the house in Trout Creek for all the givers involved in the production of our CD. We called it our CD Celebration. I cooked up a doozy of a meal for several dear people and we had a good time! I love to cook for hungry humans… any one reading this now is always welcome at our home and table.
The month of July is just about done!! WOW! Fast summer! August will bring a local concert right here in good ole Thompson Falls, Montana, yes sireeeeee, and then one close by in Plains September 7th. Those will of course be reported on in our NEXT – ON TIME- Newsletter. Oh my but MOST important is the wedding…. yippee… the wedding of a one certain Dana Burns to a Miss Anna Cleghorn on August 30th. Stir the gravy and don’t burn the biscuits it’s gonna happen… and the earth will shake from the hallelujahs that day!