10 Observations from Escape to the Lake 2016

A few weeks ago our family attended our third Escape to the Lake (ETTL). What is ETTL? We all laugh about that question because it’s actually kind of hard to describe. Is it a conference? Is it a camp? Is it a retreat? Is it for artists or fans? Kids, families, or singles? Is it for […]

A House Concert and an Oasis

Tim and Charla performing at our first house concert ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If you’ve never been to one, a house concert is just what is sounds like: a live musical performance in someone’s home. It differs from traditional concerts because the setting allows for interaction between the musicians and audience, bringing intimacy, a sense of community, and […]

The Beauty of Community

com·mu·ni·ty: \kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē\ 1. a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood) 2. a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc. A couple of weeks ago, some fun and creative family friends of ours held an “art show” to display their daughters’ art and sell […]