Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I guess I love the season because of the beautiful colors of the leaves as they change from vibrant green to various shades of red, gold, orange, and brown. What a beautiful part of the landscape they become in our yards, in public parks, on the mountains, and many other places in nature.

This change of season…it’s all part of God’s process, His masterful design. On day four of creation, our Father created the sun, moon, stars, and all of the other heavenly hosts; and as a result of these celestial bodies, they would be “for signs and for seasons and for days and years.” (Genesis 1:14)

Just as the leaves go through a transformation ordained by God, isn’t it also true that our Lord takes us through seasons to transform us? As I look back over my life, there are certain situations that our Father allowed me to go through to bring about transformation in my life. The same is true for you, my sister. Do you ever stop to think what life would be like if things always stayed the same, no ups and downs, just smooth sailing all the time; would we even feel a need for the Lord Jesus Christ?

How would we know what true joy is, unless we went through sorrow?

How would we know how to appreciate contentment, unless we have experienced need?

How would we find peace, if we never felt anxious or worried?

How would we know how to embrace the love of the Father, if we never felt abandoned or unloved by the world?

How would we know what forgiveness looks like, unless we have meditated upon the cross of Christ?

As we teach lessons, listen to sermons at church, tune in to radio ministries, and enroll in Bible studies, what should be our goal? Is it to learn more information about the Savior OR to be transformed more and more into the image of the Savior? It’s not about gaining facts and impressing others with our knowledge of God’s Word, but allowing that Word to get into the inner recesses of our hearts, so we will want to live passionately for Jesus Christ!

Going through transformation may be uncomfortable and downright painful! Yet when we look back over what we’ve gone through, to get us where we are now, it’s all worth it, especially as we see the merciful, all-knowing hand of God working through every detail and seeing how He carried us through!

My sisters, remember that He who began a good work in us, will complete it (Philippians 1:6). He will complete it because He promised it, and He NEVER breaks a promise because He is Faithful. So, just as the leaves go through their beautiful transformation, allow the Master to transform you into the beautiful woman of God that He has called you to be…..for His Glory!!

Friday, October 2, 2015


First....we have lived in Tennessee for 22 years and love it.  We would not want to live anywhere else. 

Second....we are from Alabama and you just can not get that out of your blood....................

So........that being said, I will conclude this blog with........ROLL TIDE!!!

Pumpkins Too!

Thursday, October 1, 2015


I LOVE FALL!!!  I love the cooler, but not cold weather.  I love fall festivals.  I love apples.  I love seeing the beautiful leaves.  I love hay rides.  I love standing by the fire.  I love that bugs are dying off.  I love that there is no grass to mow.  I LOVE FALL!!!

We have already traveled up the the Apple Barn a couple of times this season.  Yummy!  I love the "different" apples.  Our first trip, we brought back Honey Crisp Apples.  The last trip, we brought back Jonagolds.  There is no better fall snack than crunchy peanut butter and apples.  Yum!

I look around at the apples, the leaves, the pumpkins, etc............and wonder how in the world ANYONE could doubt that there is a God.  There have been great artists over the years, but no one that can paint as beautiful as the ones that comes from God's giant paint brush.

My preschoolers at church made similar fall trees to the one pictured below.

I know you are VERY busy.  All pastors and wives are stretched to the max............but please take out time to relax and enjoy "nature" before the busy, hectic holidays sets in.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

When Enough is Enough!!!

When is enough, enough?

You know what I mean...........Have you ever gone that extra mile (or miles)?  Have you ever given all of your time and energy in hopes of "fixing" someone?

Sometimes I think that I might as well be butting my head again a brick wall.  I always have high hopes..........and just KNOW that THIS time, I can make a "difference."

I get so caught up in "fixing" people that I forget the FACTS..............I CAN NOT FIX ANYONE.............only GOD CAN FIX THEM.

Our job is NOT to FIX.  Our job is to plant the seeds.  BUT....we also need to realize when ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

So ladies, don't be guilty of doing what many times I find myself doing..............putting all my eggs in one basket.  In other words, don't waste your time trying to "fix" someone when they are not willing to "fix" themselves.  Plant the seed; Pray for them; and MOVE ON.  God will place SOMEONE in your path that you CAN make a difference with.

Just take times and realize....sometimes...........ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015



They are everywhere.  My demon may not be your demon and your demon may not be my demon......................but they are out catch us with our guards down.

Satan knows all of our weaknesses..............and yes, we all have them.  THAT is where He will send his Demon.  Because it is our weakness......many times He  Wins.

We need to stay PRAYED UP and we need to allow God COMPLETE CONTROL our lives.

I know you see it everyday, just like I do.  Many, many Christians.....try to hold on to certain sins.  They try to justify them.  
  • Everyone else does it.  
  • It's not soo bad.  
  • Other people are doing much worse than me. 
  • It only hurts me, so how wrong can it be?
I could go on.  You've heard all of the excuses too.  The Bible clearly states to abstain from the appearance of evil.

I once heard someone say...............No, drinking will not send you to Hell, but is might send someone else these.  By this the person could ruin your witness and cause someone else to miss the boat.

Demons are real..................they show up in all kinds of, sex, alcohol, drugs, gambling, etc.

We need to:
  • Stay PRAYED UP
  • And we need to WARN others that DEMONS ARE REAL!!!

Monday, September 28, 2015

A FIRST for Me...

This past weekend was a FIRST for me.

Roger and I power-walked our first 5k......after walking in the one mile Survivor Walk with our son's mother-in-law.

I know that does not seem like very much of an accomplishment for most folks, but, trust me................that is a miracle for me.  We walked all over the place at the event before we walked the mile, then we power walked the 5k..............all over the hills of Tennessee Tech University (and for this amateur, they appeared to be mountains.)

We did it ALL in celebration of this sweet, sweet lady,Debbie Tollett that I asked you back the first of the year to pray for and also for her daughter, our daughter-in-law, Melanie....our DRILL SARGENT.  Smile.

Thank you for all of the prayers and please continue to remember her in your prayers.  Her cancer was a very aggressive type, so she will always have to be monitored even closer than normal.

Also, remember our daughter-in-law, Melanie Britton..........she was tested and just found out that she has the same gene that causes that type of cancer.  It doesn't mean she will get it, but it does mean that they will keep a closer watch on her.

Although my FIRST wore me out...............I felt HONORED to be able to "CELEBRATE" ANSWERED PRAYERS!!!!