Thursday, March 27, 2014


In the past month, some of us have had the opportunity to participate in the
Elementary MACS and Senior High MACS Fine Arts Competitions.

MACS stands for the Michigan Association of Christian Schools,
made up of many Christian Schools in the state of Michigan (makes sense!).
Homeschoolers from our church can also participate.

Here are some pics from Elementary MACS:

Julia and Elizabeth did a great violin duet!

Julia and Mary did a great job on their violin/cello duet.

It was very helpful to have tips from the judges!

Sandals by Mary and hat by Julia

This brings back memories!

Our music pastor's daughter Katie has always been an inspiration!

Julia the violinist

Melody was a judge for Mary's quartet

Carson and our cousin Gideon did a wonderful vocal duet!

Senior High MACS took place in Midland, MI on March 21!

There were so many wonderful performances from all who participated.
Most importantly, these students are encouraged to hone their skills
 in order to serve the Lord now and in their future ministries.

Attendees - I think I know them!

We call them the "blue" brothers - although they aren't really sad....

Our cousin Danielle did Bible Teaching - and won first place!

Lydia and Madeleine's violin duet

Caleb entered a beautiful harp cart

Anna's solo brought us to tears (the good kind!) and won first
in the string solo category.

Mom played for Caleb

You've heard of The Four Seasons - this would be
The Four Mieczkowskis! This is the only time we have
four kids in high school at the same time!

Joseph looks so serious!

Danielle's vocal solo was beautiful and won first place!

Second place in Small Instrumental Ensemble!

First place in Small Instrumental Ensemble! Of course, this means that
Lydia was actually competing against herself!!

We are grateful for the gifts bestowed by the Lord, along with
wonderful teachers and support from family and friends.

To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.


  1. Oh wow! Congratulations to you all!
    Mary and Julia ~ I love, love your sandals and hat. Super duper cute!!
    Anna ~ what can I say?? Your piece simply blew me away! You've got so much talent, girl! Thanks for being such a great example of using it all for the glory of God!
    And I loved the quartet!! That is super cool that you are all in highschool at the same time - very unique!
    Thanks for sharing :).

  2. Congratulations to all of you! It's simply wonderful that you all can play such beautiful music together! I especially liked Anna's piece! She is an excellent musician.