Bryant Family Farm Blog

Visit with Family

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After our time in Kentucky, we headed south to visit extended family. We were thankful for good weather and safe travels.

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The van had a little time in the shop, but the problem was quickly resolved and we were able to continue on our way

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A yummy Chick-Fil-A dinner, serenaded by a local songwriter

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Mama with the grandchildren

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Dad used to shop in this Army store as a young boy. It was neat to go back with our boys.

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Wonderful style!

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Yummy ice cream

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Leah and Sarah

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Dinner with fun relatives

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Dana enjoyed visiting with a dear friend while she was in her hometown

“The way of the LORD is strength to the upright.”
{Proverbs 10:29}

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The Creation Museum

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While in Kentucky, we toured the Creation Museum. It was very interesting and a true work of art – well laid out! If you are ever in Kentucky, it is worth the visit.

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Walking through the Garden of Eden

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Methuselah talking to Nathan

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
{Genesis 1:1,31}

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Samuel

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Happy birthday
Samuel!!!!

We love you so much and look forward to what God has in store for you in this new year!

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.” {Proverbs 1:5}

 

 

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The Gen2 Conference

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Last week, we attended the Gen2 Conference held at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The Gen2 survey was a survey of young people raised in religious homes, between the ages of 18-38. The data gathered from this large survey was to reveal key influences of the first generation of homeschoolers and analyze their current situation/belief. At the Gen2 conference, the survey results were revealed, along with excellent commentary by many Christian leaders and leaders of the homeschool movement, as the data was analyzed.

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Dr. Brian Ray and Kevin Swanson reviewing survey data

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We were very grateful to be able to attend the conference, it being during a time of year when our milking animals are dry and we are able to travel, with someone to care for the animals while we are away. The speakers all had excellent points and we all came away with nuggets of wisdom learned, and a fresh vision for pressing forward in our duties to be faithful to the Lord, in a culture that is diametrically opposed to His law and method for raising children.

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We had the privilege of helping prepare and serve the meals during the conference. What fun memories and friendships were made while putting together hundreds of lunches – or lasagna dinners – or root beer floats!

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The guys’ table had way too much fun with the root beer float operation!

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New friends – the William ladies

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Playing games with other attendees at the hotel

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Fellowship was encouraging

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Interesting conversations about the Ark Encounter and Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye Debate

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Al Mohler 

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It was great to meet the Neely Team at the conference – such a sweet family

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Ken Ham – “Already Gone”

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Rachael, Sarah, Sarah, and Sarah!

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Young farmers

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This panel session was very interesting – “Why we Aren’t Quitting – Full Steam Ahead!”

A few things that were highlighted in this excellent panel by second generation homeschoolers:

  • God’s way of raising up the next generation for His glory is the only “method” that works. The survey results merely proved that. We must be committed to raising families that will love and serve Him, so that they will take forth the Gospel into the next generation.

  • Homeschooling is not merely a method of education; it is a context for the Biblical discipleship of the next generation.

  • The “homeschool pioneers” have sacrificed so much these past few decades to establish freedoms and progress in the movement. The second generation — the millennials — must be faithful stewards of the many talents they have been given because of their parents’ labor. They must choose to stand on Biblical principles which their parents have fought for, and commit to standing true to God’s Word as they press forward.

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Sarah with Tara

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An evening of fellowship to finish off a wonderful weekend

“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons.
{Deuteronomy 4:9}

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Where Is This?

Can you guess where this was taken?

 

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Howdy, Texan Friends

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Last week, our dear friends from Texas came for a visit. Tiffany and Sarah have been friends for a very long time, but have not seen each other for almost five years. They have been praying for an opportunity to get together again – and the Lord recently worked all the details out for her brother Justin to drive them up for a few days’ visit. We all were blessed by the fellowship!

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Lots of fun family time

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Cooking

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Sarah and Tiffany both publish magazines for Christian young ladies, so they both enjoyed swapping computer and design ideas

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The guys worked out of doors, on tractors, mowers, trucks, and everything in between

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Sweet friendships from the Lord

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Homemade marshmallows and s’mores

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Tiffany and Justin taught us some new games

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Good bye! Thank ya’ll so very much for your visit!

“My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.”
{Psalm 71:15}

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Celebrating the Joy of Christmas

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“The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

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Making cookies for neighbors

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While gift shopping for one another, Dad treated us to a wonderful lunch

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A favorite – Coldstone treats

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Christmas sunset

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Opening gifts together (thanks to our friend Rachel for the hot chocolate!)

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Beautiful snow

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We trust you had a blessed Christmas season and may the Lord bring you closer to Himself as you serve Him this new year.

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Happy Birthday Sarah!!

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Happy 23rd Birthday Sarah! You are blessing to us. We love you.

“As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
{1 Peter 1:15-16}

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

We trust you have a blessed day with family and friends, recounting the many blessings of the past year.  It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto His name (Psalm 92:1). May our hearts be filled with awe at the realization of His many lovingkindnesses.

“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
(Lam. 3:22-23)

 

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Happy Anniversary!

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Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

We love so much and appreciate your dedication and faithfulness!
-The Crew

 

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