Thursday, April 26, 2012

Home School Choir Concert

The other night my family went to the homeschool choir concert down in Fresno. This choir is the biggest homeschool choir in the state. We greatly enjoyed the concert. They are amazing.

The Junior High Boys Choir singing a song from "Newsies"
 
The Junior High Girls Choir singing "Think On Me". My friend Audrey had a solo. She is the girl on the far right in the front. She did a great job!!


The Highschool Boys ensemble singing "Fix You". Jeremy (right) had a solo. He did a great job also!!


The Highschool Concert Choir singing "Blessings" by Laura's Story. It wa
 s almost better than the real thing. Actually maybe a little better. :)

My friend Hannah  (left) is in the concert choir. Good job Hannah 1!!

Also I had a wonderful surprise! My dear friend, Maddie from Arizona was there. I was very happy.


Thank you to my sweet sister, Hannah for the amazing pictures. :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Scott Brown is Coming to California!!!

This June we have the privilege of having Scott Brown come to speak to us.   We are maximizing on this opportunity by hosting a conference available to all who wish to come to hear him speak. For those of you who don't know who Scott Brown is, he is the director of The National Center for Family Integrated Churches and an elder of Hope Baptist Church. He purposes to help people think biblically about two of God's greatest institutions the church and the family. He lives in Wake Forrest, NC with his wife Deborah. If you want to learn more about him you can visit his blog at http://scottbrownonline.com/about/
The conference we are hosting is Repairing the Foundations. Scott Brown will be speaking on the sufficiency of scripture, the purpose of the church and the glory of godly marriages. These are all topics that are all very important in our day and age.  At this conference not only do you get to hear Scott Brown speak you also get the special treat of hearing my dad, Mike Cox and Scott Parish speak. You will not want to miss this conference with a great lineup of speakers. The Repairing the Foundations conference will take place on Saturday, June, 23 at Riverpark Bible Church in Fresno. Scott Brown will also be preaching at our church on the following Sunday, June 24. For more details and to register go to http://amoresureword.com/.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Boundary Lines

"The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a godly heritage."
 Psalm 16:6
     My family read this verse in our family devotions a few days ago. Daddy told us that in this verse the word "lines" refers to boundary lines. It struck me that David is rejoicing in the boundaries that God has set for him. He is happy living within the boundaries. We as young people have boundaries set by our parents and those in authority over us. Sadly I have seen young people who kick against the lines set by their parents. They think they will be happier and more free when they are free from the restraint of authority. But as we can see by the unhappy and hopeless youth all around us they are not much happier. In fact they become more miserable the farther away they go. It makes me think of sheep in a fence. Inside their fence the grass is green and their is plenty of shade and water. The sheep are very happy until they begin to look out over the fence. On the other side the grass looks greener and they would be free. the sheep grow very discontent. They can't understand why the shepherd keeps them inside the fence. One day they kick down the fence and run free outside. They are not out very long before they realize that the area surrounding their fence is filled with wolves. Now it is too late. If the sheep had been content with their boundaries they would have been fine. As young people we may bot understand why our parents set the boundaries they do but we must trust that they have our best interest in mind. It is the same as Christians. God sets boundaries for us and He leads us in them. Let us be like David and be content inside our boundary lines.

Monday, April 9, 2012

See What a Morning



See, what a morning, gloriously bright
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;


 


















Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,
As the angels announce, "Christ is risen!"
 
 

















See God's salvation plan,
Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,
Fulfilled in Christ, the Man,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead! 

 

 












See Mary weeping, "Where is He laid?"
As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb;
Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;
It's the Master, the Lord raised to life again!

 
 











The voice that spans the years,
Speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us,
Will sound till He appears,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!














One with the Father, Ancient of Days,
Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty.
Honor and blessing, glory and praise

 
 











To the King crowned with pow'r and authority!
And we are raised with Him,
Death is dead, 

 












love has won, Christ has conquered;
And we shall reign with Him,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!



Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, Tobin!!!

Today is my brother, Tobin's birthday. He is nine years old. Tobin is our very happy go lucky family member. He has been smiling since he was a month old.


                                                  And he has been smiling ever since. :)


Tobin loves rock climbing. In fact he is named after a famous, christian climber, Tobin Sorenson. This year Tobin was thrilled to go camping and climbing at one of Tobin Sorenson's favorite sights in Yosemite, Camp Four.



Tobin also is a very avid fiddler. Before you know it you will find out that he is a national fiddle champion. :)  He will take up any opportunity to play his violin.

Last year Tobin professed his faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized in the Merced river on our church camp trip.



Tobin enjoys helping my brothers make movies.He has even starred in a couple of them. Since he and Scott have been begging me to post one of their movies; here is my favorite thing they have done. It is an introduction to a  movie they are working on that Tobin stars in.

 
video 

Can you guess what the movie is going to be about?

I am so grateful for Tobin.
Happy Birthday!!!