Friday, November 30, 2007

Test down loaders wanted!

Yes. The cd audio is done, as you may have read on our last post, and now we want you all to hear it! Our webmaster (Bonnie) has uploaded all the files and we’re ready to share them all with you. There are still a few kinks being worked out so please leave a note here if you come to a song that won’t save. Click here for our download page!

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Joel Rosenberger blogged about us this morning. He graciously allowed us to use his arrangement of Be Thou My Vision.

"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Luke 2:14 NIV

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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Happy 25th Anniversary, Mom and Dad.

We love you both.


Children's children are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children.

Proverbs 17:6 NIV

Thursday, November 22, 2007

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We spent Thanksgiving Day at the studio. Yes, we had turkey and trimmings (very good ones in fact) but we also tried to complete the audio portion of our newest release, Power in The Blood.

Before I forget: we got the chicken back! For those who don't know, we adpoted a little chick in September. We've been hoping for a layer but now we are pretty sure our hen is a rooster. : ( He seems nice enough, except he loves to attack remote control cars. ; ) Haha.

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Our dear Charles likes to peck at stale bread, too. Hey, could we just trim the tail feathers so he looks like a hen??? ; )

One of the more humorous moments while preparing Thanksgiving dinner yesterday morning went like this:

Mrs. W: Can you put the squash in the oven?

Helper: Sure!

*Helper set the oven to 350 and tries to open the oven door - it opens half way and won’t move*

Helper: eh, this isn’t working. Is there a trick to this?

Mrs. W: Just pull hard and lift up.

Helper: Ok. I won’t break it, will I?

Mrs. W. Oh no, you won’t break it.

* Helper tugs firmly (VERY firmly) and a second later the handle of the oven detaches from the door and flies off into Helper’s hands.*

*Helper is mortified, but relieved when Mrs. W breaks into hysterical laugher*


We knew it was going to be a time crunch to finish the cd but we did our best and got down to reviewing the master copy that evening. ¾ of the way in there is a ‘crackle’ in the audio which means we have to find the problem (S), correct it, burn a new cd, and start listening to the 65 minutes of audio all over again.

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Bonnie, Vincent, and Peter dutifully waiting to listen to the cd.

The long hour drive home didn’t seem very invited so we camped out in the bus for the night. This morning we woke up with sore throats. : ( We listened to the new master and found MORE clicks. So, after another half hour waiting for the new master we sat down for 65 minutes and listened and listened and listened!

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Garrett and Mr. Wiebe listening. : )

Praise the Lord the audio is finished and we walked out with a copy to send away to make 5,000 copies. We should have the whole album available for download in a few days at our website: We will make an announcement and post here as well when it is all ready! Hard copies will not be available, at the earliest, until January.

Health update: Victor caught a new cold. : ( Still no apparent remission for the colitis and arthritis. Thanks all for your prayers! We’re extremely thankful for a light singing schedule for a week or two!

God bless you all.

The MacDonald Family

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire."
Hebrews 12:28 & 29 NIV
Happy Thanksgiving!

Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 100:3-5 niv

Friday, November 16, 2007

Welcome to the MacDonald Family's new blog! You can just ignore all that stuff down below. We're going to try using this blog in ernest now. : )

Next concert in tomorrow and we're planning a trip to the studio to make a master of the audio for the new MFS release, Power in The Blood. We will be releasing the audio portion of the CD, available for free download at our website, before the hard copy is released. Thank you all for your prayers and support!