Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Life of Riley....and the rest of us!

This morning, Ri had his first Chorus Kids practice at his school.  He was so excited!  Normally, he'll take a 20 minute shower and then take FOREVER to get dressed.  Not this morning!!  He had showered AND dressed in like 10 minutes TOPS!  HAHA....it was hilarious.  I hope he really likes it!  And it thrills my soul that he is interested in music, surprise, surprise.  They have to wear a "chorus kids" polo when they perform somewhere.  I just gave him Kayelee's from when she was in this group.  I told them yesterday that this was the only time they would be able to share clothes LOL! 

And tonight, Kayelee is cheering during half-time of the UCMS football game.  She attended a cheer clinic hosted by the 7th and 8th grade cheerleaders, and those that participated will be cheering tonight!  She is excited about that.  She thinks she wants to be a cheerleader for the school, so tonight may give her a taste of what it's actually like...we'll see:)

I hope you all have a marvelous day!  And remember, Life is good, God is great, and We are STILL Blessed!!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Another Great Time!

Last night, my family and I sang at Word of Faith church in Mayfield, KY.  We had a ball!  It was so good to see lots of family and friends there.  My Uncle Bill and his friend, Leta, were there from Springfield, MO.  And some longtime friends that are really family, Edwin and Barbara Haynes from Malden, MO, were also there.  And last, but not least, Jim and Brenda Cagle, longtime friends that I grew up in church around.  They are all just awesome people.  The church was very kind and when the singing started, the presence of God fell and people were touched.  And THAT'S what it's all about!!  I love doing what I do, but without HIM, its nothing...BUT He never disappoints!  I am so thankful that God continues to use and bless our music ministry!!  I am excited to see what He has in store for us...He didn't bring us this far to leave us!!!  Have a great day!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Battlefield of the Mind

A few years ago I read Joyce Meyer's best-seller, Battlefield of the Mind.  I have remembered the words of its' pages since.  Satan will try to put things on our minds from past "bad"experiences that, if allowed, can divert our attention from present successes.  He (Satan) will also try to plant things in our minds that don't even exist i.e., certain situations within relationships (marriages, friendships, kid/parent).  But we are overcomers in Jesus!  I am SO thankful that God is the Commander and Chief of the battlefield of MY mind.  So, let this encourage you...if you are dealing with mind games that will not give you release, turn it over to HIM!  The tongue and mind are the hardest things for us to put under subjection.  And that is why we must let God help us.  I am an overcomer and YOU can be too!! 

Monday, September 19, 2011


Yesterday was a GREAT day in church!  I have not been THIS excited about church in a LONG time.  I am bubbling over with thankfulness that the Lord led us to New Life!!  I think the part that excites me the most is that my kids are finally seeing the outpouring of the Holy Ghost in a REAL way!  My words cannot express how I feel right now....and this post will be short and sweet, but the thing that I cannot get off my mind lately is GOD IS FAITHFUL!  To those that truly love Him and seek after HIM, He ALWAYS comes through!  I love Him!!   Have a good day everyone!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Well, I missed work yesterday.  Woke up about 2am with something I don't even want to describe.  But today, I am back at work, going strong LOL.  I am really blessed to have a job that I love.  It's one of the things I was blessed with and KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was a "God thing"!  You know, sometimes it's good to KNOW that God had His hand in something.  I think His hand is in everything, don't get me wrong, but sometimes it's more evident than others. 

And now to change the subject:   When the kids and I opened up the garage door this morning, this VERY cool breeze came in reminding us that Fall is here.  I love Fall.  I am NOT a hot weather person whatsoever, so the coolness this morning was very welcome:)  So, I wish you all a HAPPY FALL!  I guess I'll keep this post short and sweet HAHA!