Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Friday night was homecoming. Lauren was crowned queen for 07-08. She was absolutely beautiful. Saturday was the homecoming banquet. She went with a nice young man and had a blast with her friends. They hung out at the house until Sunday at 7:30 a.m. I actually pulled an all-nighter. It was an incredibly busy week and now things will slow down a little. Granny and Paw-Paw came in and stayed the weekend with us. It was great to see them as always.

The chickens are in full swing delivering eggs everyday. Yesterday we got 10 eggs from 10 chickens 100% production, George would be proud of his ladies.

God is on the throne and HE is in control. We trust Him daily and lean on Him moment by moment. Stay plugged in to what God wants to do through you.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Soon I will try to learn how to add pictures to the blog. I will post pictures of Lauren's homecoming. Lauren and her volleyball team won their game last night. They play again Wednesday. It will be Lauren's last volleyball game of her high school career. I know this year is going to fly by and there will be many emotional moments. These are the times when missing George is so evident. When there are things he should be at or doing is when the reality of our situation hits the hardest. But the truth of the matter is I would never want him back in the condition he was in. Now he is whole and healthy and his body will never again have to see death. He has made it. He has gone before us. He is where we all desire and long to be. At least that's what we say when we sing worship songs and when we pray. However, if faced with our mortality many of us cringe at the thought of leaving what we know behind. I have really desired my perspective to change and to see more things in light of eternity. I have tried to allow what we have been through to show me the way. How does God want me to handle certain situations, certain people? How does the Lord want me to use the experience I have been through to help others?

I want to see the Kingdom of God advance. Together we can purpose to do that. If we live each day to the fullest and seek opportunities God brings into our path then we can affect eternity in the here and now.

I love you all,

Monday, October 22, 2007


Well our dog Kenny is now a resident of Alabama. George's cousin said that she would take him and as busy as we are that was the best decision to be made for us and Kenny. We brought him to Alabama this past weekend. he seems to be making a very smooth transition. He will be greatly loved and allowed much more freedom. We are so excited for him.

This will be the busiest week by far. This is Homecoming week and there is much to do and plans to be made. It will be fun and memorable.

Thanks for all of your words of encouragement and your thoughtful prayers for our family. I love you.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

time off...

Well I have taken some time off this week. It has been good to get things done that I needed to take care of. Lauren and I have some much needed shopping to do for Homecoming and next week is going to be outrageously busy. It's all going to be fun though. Homecoming week is always a blast. Volleyball season is winding down. Next week we will finish up with two home games. Wednesday is Senior night. Lauren is the only Senior on the volleyball team so it will pretty much be a party just for her. That little stinker.

We daily lean on the arms of Jesus and He brings such great comfort. Again I send thanks to all of you who are continuing to pray for us. We feel your prayers and know that the Lord is honoring your request and holding on to us. We love you all.


Friday, October 12, 2007


This was something George wrote on Monday March 3, 1997:

I have a destiny---that is farther reaching than my own self. I have a destiny that goes beyond my own greed, my own lust, my own wants and my own desires, my own passions. I have a destiny-- that's bigger than racism and bigotry and hate. It is bigger than pride and position, possession, and income and all of those physical and social trappings, we cling to so desperately. Hang on, oh my soul to the one who guides you, the one who made you, to the one who called you. I have a destiny that is not bound by political rule and governmental boundaries or corporate ownership. Even health--good or bad--cannot prevent my destiny. I want my destiny, I need my destiny. I crave my destiny. I have to fulfill my destiny! It is calling to me--I am racing to my destiny--I can see it dimly in the dawn--my heart pounds, my body struggles, my muscles burn and ask for rest-- but I cannot stop nor even slow down, for I must apprehend my destiny. As thirst screams for quenching--my very being thirsts for my destiny--fatigue cannot stop or dissuade me from my destiny. Depression? move to the left, anxiety? move to the right, for my destiny I have in sight. I command inspiration to come and lift me toward my goal. I command passion to come and fuel the long drive towards my destiny. I command persistence to come and assist me in the pursuit of my destiny. I come against any bondage that would prevent the attainment of my destiny--any of the "petty" frivolities that would entangle and hamper the attainment of my most ultimate desire. As minutes turn into hours and hours into days, weeks, months, and years, I seek my destiny. I will not be relegated to the archives of history. Futility, I damn you ---you are a facade. HA!HA! You are uncovered for what you really are! Nothing! Nothing but a deceptive mirage of sorts put in my path by who knows who, to distract me from my destiny. Yes, my love, I will one day embrace you as a child its mother, I am coming for you and no other only you, oh lover of my soul. I hear your whispers in the night, your call in my soul. I see a glimpse of you in the dawn-but only from within the cleft of this rock--when can I come out and gaze fully into your face? Ah yes. I know I must be patient, but please, don't ever let me go, for life itself has no meaning at all, apart from YOU-- may I dream of you every night, and every day let me keep you within my sight. Above and beyond every single thing in life, I must attain my destiny and nothing can stop me, for it is MY DESTINY.

Enough said,

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

be patient...

I do desire to write more. I have been running and running. I hope to take a couple of days off next week. God is so precious in His comfort and peace. What do people do that don't know the Lord or that place their hope in religion.

Lauren made the Homecoming court. Looks like we will be shopping for a suit. I am so excited for her. She is a great kid and I want to brag on her. She loves the Lord with all of her heart and desires to do what He wants her to do. She makes incredible grades 3.975 and plays volleyball, basketball, and runs track. OK enough bragging. What thrills me the most about Lauren is her love for the Father.

Bryan what can I say about Bryan. He also makes awesome grades and is involved with sports. He loves the Lord too and has such a sweet heart. He also has a great sense of humor. From George I'm sure.

God blessed George and I with tremendous kids and we dedicated them to His care. Continue to lift them up in prayer, I can't even imagine what they are going through in losing a father.

I'm going to share more of George's writings. Stay tuned.......


Monday, October 08, 2007

what a weekend....

I haven't written in a while because Thursday and Friday were two rough days physically. I must have hit the breaking point and feeling exhausted. Thursday I sensed I was having a panic attack and my blood pressure was high. I took Friday off and slept most of the day. I probably needed some down time. I am much better now it seems my blood pressure has come back down. I am still going to see my cardiologist to get checked out, but today is better. I went to the LSU game Saturday night with Lauren and some friends that invited us. It was the greatest. I was in calm mood because I didn't want to push it after Thurs. and Fri. I was not jumping up and down on the outside but I was having a party on the inside However, after that is when my blood pressure began to level off.

Yesterday at church was awesome again. Randy Philips ministered. He does human videos. He acts out songs. It was so powerful. I will type more later. It's time for school.


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

words from George...

This is a note that I found that George had written on 4/27/04:

When the insignificant turns to obscurity
the life that once was is no longer even a memory
tasks left undone are undone
dreams unfulfilled are gone.

Just a drop of water, in an endless sea
searching for meaning, a desire to be
something other than insignificant
in the pages of history.

A part of the bigger picture, they say
A small piece of the larger whole
consolation this sometimes brings
no matter, that's just how things work.

It has been decided beforehand
things set into motion are to continue.
Is there anything new under the Sun?

When I read these words I was moved to consider what George was obviously considering when he wrote this back before he was even diagnosed.

Lord, I want my life to count for eternity. I want to build on the foundation with gold and precious stones, not wood, hay, stubble, and straw. This life is a gift, a short time to journey make memories, love people and make Jesus known. The constant struggle to have and make is the enemy of the peace of living and keeping eternity in perspective.

I love you all. We have another busy but fun weekend planned. Lauren and I are going to the LSU vs. Florida game Sat. with some friends.

too busy...

We have been so busy I have not had the opportunity to sit down and type what George had written. I am at school now and I didn't want to bring it with me because I don't want to lose it. Hopefully, tonight I will have the chance to sit down and share it with you. So many of you have sent cards and notes of encouragement and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. To hear how God used George in his life and even in his death to bring about change in your lives has been a blessing to hear about. Thanks again and God bless. I will try to learn how to put pictures on the blog like George used to. I will take a picture of our chickens and the yummy eggs.


Monday, October 01, 2007


It was a busy weekend. Again church was incredible and the awesome presence of God was evident as usual. Pastor brought the word and how right on it was. Let's not miss what God IS DOING NOW for the sake of always looking to the day of Him moving. I think that is the trap of the enemy to keep us ever looking, never finding or seeing what we believe God wants to do while all along He is moving in our midst and we don't have the spiritual eyes to see what is happening because we want to see things in the natural. OPEN OUR EYES LORD!!!!! There truly is a spirit realm which happens to be as real as our own three-dimensional realm, our natural eyes can't see but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. We are spirit and we worship God in spirit and in truth. WOW what would worship be like if we could see in the spirit realm. Would angelic beings be dancing around us and ushering our praises to the throne room, would demonic forces be fleeing seven ways knowing that they have no authority, is heavens door open and those who've gone before looking through to earth to observe those they loved on earth singing praises to our GOD. Of course all of this is speculation and none of us really know on this side of heaven what happens, but I believe if we desire with a great hunger to know more and understand more then more will be revealed. We're hungry God and only You satisfy.

Yesterday I found something George wrote in 2004 I will post it tomorrow. WOW