Good afternoon! Today, we started our first of four days out at the 2018 Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival! WooHoo! We’re celebrating the legacy, and supporting the local artisans and musicians in the Knox county area.

For more information on the Dan Emmett Festival, visit their website, here.
Or you can visit our website, here!

You can also hear some of our conversations with the people in charge of the highlight events at this years festival by clicking on the links below!
Marty Bell – Knox Idol
Jill Macklin – Cheer Competition
Pat Crow – General Festival Festivities
Susan Kharl – Youth Showcase

Today, for Praise Thursday, we shared a devotional from Jesus Calling, a book from Sarah Young. Here’s what we talked about…

Do not worry about tomorrow! That is not a suggestion, but a command. I divided time into days and nights so that you would have manageable portions of life to handle.
My grace is sufficient for you, but it is sufficient only one day at a time.
When you worry about the future, you heap day upon day of troubles onto your flimsy frame. You stagger under this heavy load, which I never intended you to carry.

Throw off this oppressive burden with one quick ‘thrust of trust’. Anxious thoughts meander about and crisscross in your brain, but trusting Me brings you directly into my presence.
As you affirm your faith, and your trust in Me, the shackles of worry fall off instantly.
Enjoy My presence continually by trusting Me at all times.

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

2nd Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.

Thanks for listening! See you at the Festival!
– Lilly, Todd, Joe and the Big Blue Crew