Taken at Dollywood -August 2011
So many happenings in life of late. Where to begin?
at the radio station where I work was full of long hours and a lot of hard work was done by many. The ladies who volunteered in the office and did everything and anything that was needed, they were amazing. They also worked long hours, gave much of themselves and their time, and did so with such a loving and giving heart and attitude. We all worked so hard yet we had such fun. It was wonderful and so are they.
Even as some of the ladies schedules changed unexpectedly and they were not able to be there for certain days which they had previously committed to, the Lord sent in others ladies quite unexpectedly, and everything flowed perfectly. The Lord kept WKJV and me supplied with plenty of volunteers to handle the phone calls and all the other many little tasks that must be taken care of. All was done so without any problems. Thank You Lord! Everything was well ordered by the Lord and ran smoothly, and all of this kept me relieved of much stress, and to me this is also a great blessing.
Thay's my little redneck Marine and his beloved cowboy hat!
My Son & My Church:
it feels as if I have not been to church in FOREVER!!! Between share-a-thon and a much needed, kind of unexpected, emergency trip to see our son on base this past Sunday to check on him, I have not been to church in nearly two weeks now. UGH! I miss not being there, and my soul longs for it so, but my job requires, twice a year that I work 84 hours in one week. During that week of share-a-thon, I do not get to attend my church on Wednesday or Sunday. Although I am still working for the Lord, I would rather be at my home church. Oh Well! This past Sunday, life's events and having a son who is a Marine, and who recently returned from his having been deployed, these things have presented new happenings in our lives. Our little redneck Marine...Bobby, is going through some difficult times, which is just as we were told during a family debriefing of sorts, before the buses actually returned to base. Those of you who have had loved ones that were deployed surely can guess at to some of what I am trying ever so delicately to describe. Well our son is going through some things, and the time came for Bob, Christina (our daughter) Kandace (his fiance') and me (mama) to rush to our son's side and be with him for a day. I don't care who you are, or what life throws your way, or how far from home one might find themselves, there is nothing like the love and support of family and loved one's. This rushing to be with our son, even for a short portion of a day, was just what he needed, and was exactly the right thing to do! Our son has always been such a family oriented guy, and now, while he is in the Marine Corp, he is proving to STILL be VERY family oriented. Home, comfort of family, mama & daddy & sissy, & now his beloved Kandace, we are all HIS anchor. Sunday, while we were able to be with him, as the day went by (far to quickly I might add) you could almost see, one by one, the "AAAHHH" moments he was having. This did my mothers heart good. Nothing in life is worse to a mother than to know one of her babe's is troubled or going through difficulties or pain of any sort. He is better now, and I know my sweet Lord is with him all the way, and we are continuing to cover Bobby in prayer. If the Lord leads you, please pray for my Bobby. God knows what is needed, all I ask is for prayers for my son, and all those serving in the military.!!!
is going to be easy and difficult all at once. Today, everyone from WKJV is going to attend a funeral. Our boss, Dr. Runion, his aunt passed away Sunday night. My heart goes out to him and the entire family. The last time Dr. Runion saw her, she and her husband James, had come by the station during share-a-thon. As she left, she looked through a window which is in the "Live Studio", she smiled at him and waved good-bye. This is his last memory of her. So today, we all go to pay our respects to her...Mrs. Eleanor, our boss and his family. The attending of the funeral...this is the hard part. Although she is home with the Lord now, my heart breaks for the family who will miss her so.
Later today I have my yearly eye exam. This is the easy part. I hope and pray my eyes are not worse. they seem to grow worse each year for what ever reason. But atleast I get to pick out new frames. The ones I have been wearing for this past year, are nice, but not my best choice ever. I do so want something a bit more complimentary for my face, yet I am not sure the "popular" style which everyone is wearing lately is for me. I have a very round face, and rectangular shaped glasses....I just aint sure 'bout that??? LOL.
View of the inside of our sanctuary.
My day will end:
with being able to go to church tonight. AAAHHH! This will be exactly what I need. Often, when my R.A. is giving me....difficulties, sometimes I miss church, although I try ever hard to NOT let my health and pain rule my life. Yet, sometimes I must yield to the pain and such, and go home and rest and take pain medication. But my heart does so long to be apart of my church, church services, and absorb God's word especially through preaching. The fellowship is also a blessed part as well. So tonight I go to church. Then home to bed for a (hopefully) good nights sleep, with my beloved husband by my side. He is my personal heater...LOL. So warm and cuddly is he!!
I hope your day is wonderfully blessed.
Have A Peachy Keen Day!
Love & Prayers,