Friday, November 30, 2007


Well another week has come and gone. Time seems to be running faster and faster. We will soon be approaching 2008. It seems like we just brought in 2007. It is so true the older you get the quicker time seems to be flying.

The girls lost their game last night so they don't have to play again until Saturday morning. And it seems we may be done in time to watch the LSU football game. Three more weeks of school and out for two weeks. WOW the joys of teaching. There is nothing like the schedule.

Wednesday night at church was awesome. The Lord ministered to our hearts like only He can. How sweet it is. What do people do that only depend on religion. Jesus is a living, breathing person, He chooses to live in us by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thanks pastor for your sensitivity to the Spirit. Our Father just wants relationship. Plain and simple it is about relationship. Reading His word and just spending time with Him.

Have a great weekend. Get some rest and as George always said go somewhere and worship God.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

busy week...

Well this week has started our pretty busy. An away basketball game, church and a tournament this weekend. At least the tournament is at home. No traveling. Today has been a rather lonely day. I just have a sense of loneliness. Only God can help me with that. I have reminded myself several times that the Holy Spirit lives in me and is as close as the mention of His name. And fortunately, He has helped me through. So many times we want to lean on the arm of the flesh and try to find a person to fill the spots in our lives that God so desires to fill. And many times if we look to Him, He will send people to help us out. That is so much better than us trying to seek out things in the flesh to fill the void. Shopping, eating, and many other activities can fill the time but it doesn't fill the void. Only God can come in and be everything for us. A friend that sticks closer than a brother, an ever present help in time of trouble, a refuge, a shelter, a hiding place, a father to the fatherless, a husband to the widow, so many things He is able to be if we will let him. Thanks for listening, I pray in some way these thoughts minister. Be blessed.


Saturday, November 24, 2007


Over the last few days God has been dealing with me about HIS faithfulness. I think back to this time last year. George was doing well, we enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving together as a family and we were enjoying the life that God had given us to live. It was easy with George to live life daily and to the fullest because his hopes and trust was placed fully in God's ability to see us through. Oh and how God has seen us through. Each day brings with it new challenges, opportunities to trust God. We have choices to make in those moments. We can become inwardly focused on the problems before us or we can lift our eyes to the hills to where our help comes from. If I have learned anything over the last two years it is that Our Lord will catch us if we just abandon and fall on Him. Our circumstances may not change or they may become worse but in the end we can be held if we just let go and fall on Him. His arms are big enough, His catch is gentle, and He holds on oh so tight. A love like this is rarely understood when things are going well and we don't have to place our dependency anywhere. But when our world is rocked and tossed and turned, we can know that there is a solid place to secure our feet and our faith and that is the ROCK our faithful Father. I know this to be true I am not just spouting off truth that hasn't been tested. I have tested it. It is real. It is solid. Let go my friend and find yourself held in big, gentle arms. There is no other place I would rather be.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Well we are in the middle of basketball. Tomorrow will finish the tournaments for a while. We will be having Thanksgiving Dinner with my parents and George's mom and dad are coming in to celebrate it with us.

Although life can take a drastic change and we can find ourselves in the midst of unbelieveable circumstances if we cast our cares on the Lord he can sustain us. I have daily lived the provision of that promise. There is a comfort in the Lord that sustains. Also when we look to the things in our lives that we are thankful for it keeps tradgedy in perspective. I am so thankful for my kids, my extended family, my job at Hosanna, my students, the roof over my head, my church, my pastor and his wife, the body at Hosanna First Assembly, my friends, my salvation, eternal life, forgiveness of sin, health, knowing Jesus as a friend that sticks closer than a brother. Thanksgiving---we must be quick to GIVE THANKS it keeps us mindful of God's provision.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...Don't eat too much enjoy your families.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

ball games...

Lauren's team won their game Tues. Starting tonight she will be playing 7 days straight, two tournaments back to back. As we stay busy with sports we still take the time to love on each other, reminisce about George, and allow the Lord to keep us comforted. Pastor's sermon was so good last night and the presence of the Lord was so rich. I am here to tell you that the Lord can be experienced in a very real way. His comfort at times is tangible and His peace is like a blanket. Thank you all for your continued prayers and know that I am also praying for you. There are many needs in our body at Hosanna and we are a family lifting each other up.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

home again...

We are home after an awesome weekend in Kentucky. The kids and I left Thurs. and drove to Natalie's in Tuscaloosa stayed the night and then we all finished the drive to Owensboro, Kentucky for Oliver's wedding. Oliver is my nephew, George's brothers oldest son. It was a beautiful wedding and we were blessed to be with family. We drove 12 hours straight back. WOW I have never done that before. We listened to CD's all the way home. We made it through 10 1/2 CDs.

God was faithful in watching out for us as always. We serve a big God who is able to keep those things that we trust to Him.

One more week of school and then Thanksgiving Holidays. YEHA!!!!


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

hope you had a great weekend.....

WOW The Tigers won and the Saints actually pulled off a win. All that's great but let's rejoice that our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Eternity is real and it is ours. It is our inheritance. The Holy Spirit has sealed us and we are God's purchased possession for that day, the day He comes to take us home. When all seems lost and it seems we have no answers to the craziness going on around us we have to realize that God is still in control. We have to STOP and make a conscious realization that He is NOT asleep, He is NOT on vacation. He is aware and also able to help us in handling our situations. We probably just need WISDOM which He said he would give liberally if only we would ask. I think our problem, most of the time, is the lack of realization that we even need WISDOM. We rely too heavily on past experience and manipulation in order to have things work out how we think would be best. That's the problem however, since we can't see all our circumstances with eternity's perspective we see very short sighted and don't understand how individual events in our lives line up to effect eternity and our future.

Let's consider Joseph. We must really stop and contemplate the events that lead to the salvation of the nation of Israel. That process didn't just have to do with the timing for Israel as much as it did making Joseph ready for re-encountering his brothers. What needed to be done in his life so he could be trusted with all of that authority. That story excites me. The thought of our heavenly Father working so diligently through our circumstances to prepare us for kingdom work. Oh how we miss things because we allow our circumstances to consume us rather than us by the power of the Holy Spirit saying ok God I recognize this as an opportunity to be prepared----do your work in me. Well I need to go more later on this thought.


Thursday, November 01, 2007

This is a pic from Saturday night at the Homecoming banquet. I am trying to get some pics from the Friday that she was crowned. It was an eventful night to say the least. We have slowed down a little. Lauren has an out of town tournament but I am staying home. I will hit the ground running next week with basketball games. We are looking forward to Thanksgiving Holidays and more down time.
We are finishing the 2nd six weeks of school. Hard to believe that 2007 is winding down. What a year? We have to keep our focused on Jesus and the task at hand to do His will and seek His face. That is all I know. Have a great weekend. Go TIGERS!!!!