Outdoor Concert: Perhaps God

Last night the Christian Life Center in Kellogg hosted an amazing outdoor concert. Silver Valley Girl's family opened the evening with worship songs and the Crigger family from the Pinehurst Assembly of God church followed them. Above are my nieces Z2 and The Princess.They warmed up the crowd as people enjoyed a BBQ and a beautiful sunlit evening. This is Silver Valley Girl and my niece Kiki Aru harmonizing.
My brother-in-law PKR was the emcee, organizer, drummer, and vocalist.

The "main headliner" for the evening was my brother-in-law's sister Laurie Roberts. She featured the songs from her new CD entitled "Perhaps God", some from her first CD and a few new numbers. Laurie has composed most of her own gospel songs. She was accompanied by Tammy and Tim McMorrow as back-up singers and PKR as her drummer. Here is how she explains the title of the CD.
"Perhaps God refers to a story in 1 Samuel. Saul’s son Jonathan, finding himself greatly outnumbered during a war with the Philistines, says to his armor bearer: “Come let us cross over . . . perhaps the Lord will work for us, for the Lord is not restrained to save by many or by few.” And his armor bearer replies: “Do all that is in your heart . . . here I am with you according to your desire” (NAS, 1 Sam. 14:6-7).
Laurie is an amazing multi-talented woman. I first met her when I substitute taught in her sixth grade class when I was still attending college. Our paths have crossed throughout the years from being in the wedding of my sister and her brother to visits at holidays in Kellogg. Laurie is a high school English teacher now in Boise and I had the privilege of spending more time with her at the recent writing retreat we both attended that I blogged about a couple of weeks ago. It was awesome to work with her and hear other forms of writing she does along with her music lyrics. She did give us a mini-concert at our open mic time during the retreat so I knew I was in for a treat last night. It has been a pleasure to get to know Laurie on a deeper level recently. It was a spirit filled evening as she sang her original compositions and a beautiful arrangement of "Amazing Grace". Later The Princess and Z2 posed for their aunt. Erika, a prophetic artist painted this creation while listening to the music all evening.
Here is Silver Valley Girl and our mother Mary posing for me at the end of the evening. If you want to learn more about Laurie Roberts and her music go here.


  1. It looks like you captured the last image just before SVG's head exploded!

  2. Great family shots and it sounds like a wonderful concert.

  3. i bet it was wonderful - enjoyed your flowers above in the porcelain purselike container.

  4. Wow! Sounds and looks like such a wonderful time. I was thinking bout all of you... with a touch of the greeneyed envy going on... Glad the concert went well! I'm sure it was a blessing! Love your mom's smile, and Carol's too.

  5. Laurie15.7.08

    What a pleasure to see the event through your lense and your words. I am beyond touched that you were there, and even more thrilled to see how you depicted it here.



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