Saturday, September 29, 2007

family time

Lauren and I went to Carey's (my nephew) football game at Denham Springs. His school, Brother Martin from N.O. came in to play at Denham. Carey cheers for Brother Martin. They beat Denham and it was fun. It was the first high school football game Lauren had ever attended. Bryan was at a Junior High Lock In at church.

Lauren had a volleyball game this morning. They almost won it went to 5 games and the lost in the tie break 13-15. They played well considering the number of injuries on the team. They have not been 100% yet this season.

God has been so faithful to see us through the week. I can't wait for some time off (Thanksgiving) in order to start compiling this blog and find someone that can help me edit it and get it to a publisher of some kind. I know it is a process and we have several friends that have some inside scoop on the process. Thanks for all of your kind words.

Oh by the way, we had our first chicken egg yesterday. I went out and there it was laying on the ground. I was screaming George look you finally got an egg. I ate it today, I wanted to see how it was. It was good. Lay chickens lay.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

at home...

I had a sub go in for me today. I had an appt. at the Social Security Office and just needed a day off. So many emotions are flooding me today. Home alone, no distractions makes the emptiness more apparent. Boy, I miss him.

I continue to feed on God's Word and know that God's ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Knowing that God is changing people's lives through George's love for Jesus even now, is what brings delight to my heart. Several friends have blogged tributes to George, they are each of these friends have something so nice to say about George and how this journey has affected their lives. Our God is so sweet to allow good to come out of tragedy. I love yall more later,


Monday, September 24, 2007


Yesterday was our 18th anniversary. Those 18 years were so full of life. There were good times and also not so good times as every marriage is a testament to. But George and I had a great love for one another. He was a special person and I learned a lot from him. George was a peacemaker and I was the one always looking for a good argument. Me, always looking for a cause to defend or a point to make. George always being empathetic to the needs of others and always giving the benefit of the doubt. Lately, I have not been so quick to assert my rights and defend all injustice. I have tried to quite myself and see things for what the truly are. I want to see with eternal eyes. I want to see in the spirit realm. Yesterday as I was asking God some questions I felt Him prompt me with this question, "Are you willing to FORSAKE the temporal, FOR THE SAKE of the eternal." Yes, Lord because eternity is reality and the here and now is a fleeting experience in which only our eternal choices remain. It is like a stripping away of what I thought really mattered, being replaced by what God says matters.

I love you all and thank you for all of your prayers.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Well the end of the week has come and gone. It has been busy with church and ballgames. Bryan is going to the LSU game this afternoon, he is so excited. Lauren is going to be hanging out with some friends for the game.

God's peace and comfort is absolutely priceless. Hearing how God is touching peoples lives is like eating a juicy peach and savoring every bite. Our God brings forth eternal rewards in the midst of temporal events. I continue to stand amazed at how good God is.

Thursday I was going to the post office and while I was in my van I was listening to a CD called "Glorious" and one of the songs came on and the presence of God was so evident in the van I almost had to pull over to bask in it. I was laughing and crying at the goodness of God. Also, realizing that as intense as I was experiencing the presence of the LORD, George is in that presence to the fullest at that moment I was so happy for George. The reality of the moment is something I will cherish.

More later,

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pilgrim's Progress...

I know most of you attended the wake and the service but I wanted to share in written form some of what I read Friday night.

Thursday morning in the wee hours after George had passed away, my mom and dad and many others were here at the house. My dad went to the bathroom and picked up a book that George had laying around. It was Pilgrim's Progress. My sweet dad had no idea what the book was about he actually thought it was a book about THE pilgrims. Well this is a well known allegorical book written about the Christian walk that was written in 1675. The book opened to a page and my dad just started reading and this is what he read:

They talked about the magnificence of the place with the Shining Ones,
who told them that the beauty and glory of it was inexpressible.
"There", they said," is Mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, the company of angels,
and the spirits of just men made perfect. You are going now to the paradise of God,
where you will see the tree of life and eat of its never-fading fruits;
and there you will have white robes given you,
and you will walk and talk every day with the King, all the days of eternity.
There you will never again see such things as you saw when you were upon the earth,
such as sorrow, sickness, affliction, and death, 'for the former things are passed away.'
You are now going to Abraham, to Isaac, and Jacob, and to the prophets---men whom
God has 'taken away from the evil to come,' and who are now
resting upon their beds, each one walking in his righteousness."
To my dad this was sweet release of anger and questioning. It settles for us that God alone knows what He is doing. I know that George was disturbed by the condition of our world and now he is in glory not having to be worried about the state of things on this earth. He did however say in one of his notes that once he was in heaven he would ask God if he could do something to affect the world.
Your prayers have made a difference for me, Lauren and Bryan. God is truly carrying us.

what a glorious savior...

Our God is so sweet. His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness. Yesterday, I was going through piles of papers that George has written. What a wealth of insight and encouragement. I can't wait to share with you all some of things George has written over the years. Keep his memory alive by loving others and always looking for the best in people. George always said we want to judge others by their actions but we want to be judged by our intentions. Let's not be quick to make a judgment call. Let's give people the benefit of the doubt and realize they are loved by Jesus just like we are. More later.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

back at school...

After an incredibly beautiful relaxing day the kids and I are back at school. Yesterday the Lord was so faithful to hold us. Lauren said at lunch, "Isn't today so peaceful." And oh how it was. We have truly found that shelter of the almighty place. It doesn't mean sorrow may not come to you while your in that place but when it does you can quickly hand it to your Father because He is so close. I don't want any distance between me and my ABBA. He alone can soothe the emptiness and help settle my questions. When your in relationship with someone that relationship spans all emotions and experiences. Death is one of those experiences that the Lord so desires us to have His perspective on. Well the bell just rang so I will share more later, the troops are coming in.


Monday, September 17, 2007

onward Christian soldiers....

We are starting everyday with the unfortunate awareness of George missing in our house and lives. But as the day goes by the Lord brings more and more comfort and we keep pressing on. I wanted to put Lauren's song lyrics on the blog for all to read.

Daddy's Song

When I look at you, I still see a strong man.
When I look at you, I still see a fighter
When I say I love you, I couldn't mean it more.
When you say you love me, I couldn't ask for more.

So no matter what comes our way, we will stand strong
No matter what befalls us, we'll fall into His arms.

When He looks at you, He sees His beloved.
When He looks at you, He sees a strong man.
When He says He loves you, He couldn't mean it more.
When you say you love Him, He couldn't ask for more.

I will be putting this blog into book form. I want to preserve the victorious journey and allow what has happened to George to go forth and produce even more fruit. Maybe it can bring encouragement to someone going through a difficult time. Be praying for me that I receive the mind of Christ in regard to what to do with George's writings.

I love you all and will continue this blog. So check back every once in a while to see how the Lord is ministering.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

finished the race.....

I wanted to let everyone know that this morning George valiantly finished the race that was set before him. In his sleep he peacefully went home to meet his FRIEND Jesus. George often called Jesus his friend throughout this journey. And what a friend he has been to both of us. The arrangements are as follows:

Friday 5-7pm visitation at Hosanna First Assembly
7pm-9pm Friday night is the service

Saturday 9am visitation
10am leave for burial at Greenoaks cemetery.

Thank you all SOOOOO MUCH for all of your love and compassion you've given to our family. You are all the most precious people. May God bless.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

our GOD reigns....

God is so incredibly faithful. As hard as yesterday started out it ended in a blaze of glory. Thanks to the offer of Nicole A. I was able to take two days off of school, she is teaching my classes. Thurs. and Fri. is a school retreat so I will be able to be home till Monday. I felt like I needed to be here for physical support but mostly to wage warfare while standing by his side. Yesterday God confirmed to me through a friend to stand on one of the original promises, which was the story of Shadrach, Mescah, and Abednego. That promise was so clear to me back in Feb 2006 I am sure I blogged about it back then. I am going to look for it just to refresh the memory of it.

Jesus IS the FOURTH man in the fire and oh how true that is. He has been a firm foundation under our feet, the friend that sticks closer than a brother. We are coming out. God has promised and we all believe. I can't wait to see how God intends to activate the Body of Christ in the midst of this trial. It amazes me how you all have rallied around us. Just think what that type of unity can accomplish for the Kingdom of God.

Today George started out with some cream o'wheat, and a while ago I fed him a bowl and a half of homemade chicken noodle soup. He has drank one and a half bottles of Gatorade and we are believing for more. Saints we victory in every small battle won, knowing the ultimate battle is the Lords.

More later,'

Monday, September 10, 2007

please pray...

George is very weak. He is still standing in spirit and his confidence has not wavered. We know that our Lord is able to reach down from heaven and grant to him health and strength. In an instant things can and will change.

Last night he actually came to the table to eat supper. He had some biscuit, eggs, and grits. We were so excited that he was able to join us at the table. But it is just like the enemy that once you have won a small victory to try to knock you down. This morning as he was holding on to me to get from the bathroom back to the bed he slipped down and I had to pick him up. We triumphed through it but it was very difficult physically and emotionally.

My God is strong and in control. He granted unto me supernatural strength that I stand in awe of everyday. I know it is a result of your prayers and your constant support. Granny has been by our side the whole time and it is such a blessing to have her here with us.

Stand saints!!!! The devil wants us to look at the natural and accept what we see but how can you do that when you KNOW in your heart that God has told you otherwise. I promise I am not in denial, and I am not delusional, I just know what I heard from the Lord.

More later,

Saturday, September 08, 2007


George had some family from Alabama drive down to see him today. I know he was blessed by that. The last few weeks have been hard but in my heart I know what the Lord has spoken. His promise is as real to me today as it was months ago.

As I was talking to a friend the other day at school we were discussing Abraham having to stand on the promise of the Lord. I said you know Abraham was told to take the promise to the altar of sacrifice. She said can you imagine having to put your child on the altar, I said that would be hard but not only was Abraham putting his son on the altar, he was putting the PROMISE on the altar. Being so convinced of God's promise he was willing to sacrifice Isaac saying that God could raise him up after. WOW!!! Do we even have a glimose of that level of relationship with God? Because that is what it is about...RELATIONSHIP.

Revive the promise the Lord has spoken to your heart. It doesn't matter how long ago it was. If you are convinced you heard from the Lord it is time to stand being convinced that even though it may die, God can breath life back into it. The delay of God's promises is so multi-facated. He could be trying to work something deep in our lives, build some character, see if we are willing to stand up against adversity. The promise may be delayed because the season for the promise has not yet come, other people may have to take certain places or become involved. Only God knows why the promise may tarry. But I can tell you this in God's plan the promise is RIGHT ON TIME. Don't grow weary, don't become frustrated....That may push it back even further. Rejoice in your Father, love on your Lord, enjoy your time of life given to you to advance the Kingdom of God.

I love y'all

Friday, September 07, 2007


Here is the word the Lord spoke to me at a church in Houston in Feb. 2006

“My Word is true and it is trustworthy. As you stand on it you will not
be denied the truth of it. As Jesus spoke words and My prophets spoke
words, they were words given to live throughout the ages and stand the
test of time and be found rock solid and true."

I know that many of you are very busy. But I tell you what, I went back and was reading some of the posts from Feb.2006 and I was encouraged and blessed. We forget sometimes the little things that the Lord may have shared with us and how great it is to have that in writing and all of your comments. God message to us since the beginning has been consistent and we continue to stand on the word He has given us. If you have time go back and read and be blessed. I will be putting the scriptures up later.


Wednesday, September 05, 2007

still standing...

Sorry I haven't written in a while. George is getting along ok. He has been weak and we are trying to get him to eat more. He went to the Dr. today. He had some fluids and talked about maybe sending in home health to give some nourishment or vitamins through the IV line. The drain in his abodomen has been working well and it has allowed him to take care of the fluid without having to go to the hospital. We reduced some of the pain meds recently prescribed because they were making him too drowsy and drugged feeling. I want him to be more lucid and able to communicate. He has been able to talk more now that we took him off the extra pain meds.

The word of God is true and tomorrow I will repost the word of the Lord that I received in Houston in Feb. 2006 and the scriptures that we continue to stand on. I love you all and am so thankful for your continued prayers.

Let's roll,

Sunday, September 02, 2007


We had a great day at church...Chi Alpha led the service. The Lord encouraged us with a word from Romans.

Romans 4:18-24 18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be." {18 Gen. 15:5} 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead-- since he was about a hundred years old-- and that Sarah's womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness." 23 The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone, 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness-- for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

Are we fully persuaded? I felt like the Father was asking, "Do you KNOW in whom you have believed?" Oh Lord, yes. If we truly had this understanding would it revolutionize our Christian walk? Would we be more likely to pray for others believing that God will move on their behalf? Have we sold our faith short because we are not convinced, we are not fully persuaded. Just a thought to challenge us on Sunday.

The only way to be fully persuaded is to dive into the word and learn who the God is that we serve. Feed on His promises that are true throughout the ages and let your faith rise. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.