Monday, February 16, 2009


We've been in revival since the first Sunday of February. No, let me say, we've been in a spirit of revival here in Deweyville for quite sometime. My husband and my son, Michael have been doing some awesome preaching. So we were prepared and anticipating a wonderful move of God. And what a wonderful time we're having!

The Charles O'Rourke family is with us. We've grown to love them and appreciate his ministry so much. They are a couple whose ministry is not just inside the building. They will visit those whose names are given to them by family or friends of the individuals.

So far, we have seen at least 11 receive the Holy Ghost. I think 3 or more have been baptized. Healings have taken place !!

As some of you may know, I had a MRI done (from the waist down) in January. It showed I had 2 buldging discs (don't know what's going on above the waist). I have barely been able to walk, at times. The sciatica nerve has really been giving me fits. I am believing God for my complete healing. During this revival the Lord has mightily touched me. I am sooo thankful. I ran around the church a few nights ago, 5 TIMES. (let me clarify, that was 1 section of the pews). I didn't feel a pain in my body while I was running. I am MUCH better and believing God to completely heal me.

Tonight is a rest night. We REST in knowing something wonderful is going to happen tomorrow night. Someone will receive their miracle !!

God's best to all of you !! Enjoy the blessings of God. . .they are abundant!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day to you all.

Now I don't research the origin of holidays. I just enjoy them as being "American." I grew up with that concept and haven't considered changing. To me, Valentine's Day is all about LOVE.

I don't think my husband is a regular visitor to my blogspot. . .but just in case he visits, I want to tell him something. (all of you out there in blogger-land can fast forward if your choose)
I celebrate our love every day not just on Feb. 14. I realize out of allllll the girls you could have chosen, you chose me. You have given to me an unconditional love that surpasses anything I could ever imagine. You, my sweet husband, have been the godly example of love in my life. I can't imagine life without you. I LOVE YOU.

It is my husband's unconditional love for me that helped me to finally understand and accept the unconditional love of God. I won't go into the details but for me it was many years after receiving the Holy Ghost that I could finally believe God loved me. . . unconditionally. "Oh, what manner of LOVE the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God." What an honor and privilege to be a recipient of Your love.

To my children and grands, YOU ALL MAKE MY DAYS !!!! Your love and your laughter fill my heart with joy.

I'm a blessed lady. I'm loved therefore, I'm blessed.

Love you all

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm still alive !!

HELLOOOOO. IS ANYBODY THERE??? DON'T GIVE UP ON ME!! I'M HERE. BEEN GONE AWHILE BUT I'M STILL HERE! You know, I had a blog in the making shortly after we came home from Balch Springs. We had gone to visit Mandy and Andrew and celebrate Ashlyn's 2nd b'day. We had such a wonderful time. It was an awesome week-end. The 'elder' Elms' were there also.
Well, I had pictures I wanted to share. But I just couldn't seem to get them where I wanted them to be sooo I just put it all aside and tho't. I'd give up on blogging. Well, still gotta work on the "picture thing," but I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED. lol
I've been busy and just haven't had time for tutorials. lol
My mother's 80th b'day reception was a hugh success. (I don't have pictures to post yet. I was too busy that day to take pictures and the ones given to me were a little blurry) I would say between 85 and 100 people came to help celebrate. My girls, Mandy and Stephanie, were such so wonderful to help me. Couldn't have pulled it off without them. My sister, Kathy, didn't get to come until late Fri. night. A long trip for her for such a short stay. The State Representative for that area stopped by with a framed commemoration in honor of mother's special day. Also, Kentucky's governor, Steven Beshear called her with well wishes for the day. He is from our hometown so we have known him many yrs. I was so surprised he took the time to give her a call.
When I got home I had to kick in with praise singer practices getting ready for TWC. It's gonna be a great conf. Sis. Russo and the committee that works with her put much time, energy and prayers into this event. I really do covet your prayers. The older I get the more "anxious" (?) I get. Please say a little extra prayer for me and all those wonderful people who are helping me.
Sorry there are no pictures to share this time. Lord willing, after ladies' conf. I'll get a refresher course. And, by the way, I haven't had time to even take that new telescope outside, yet.
I know I'm talking your leg off but it's been a while since we visited. Love you all. Thanks for your prayers and just being my friend.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I hope this rendition of our National Anthem will play for you all. I'm not sure if I have transferred it from my email correctly. I couldn't wait until July 4th to share this.
I'm told the 2 girls on the right are 6 yrs. of age, the 2 girls in the center are 7 yrs. old and the girl on the left is 8 yrs. I don't know if that is correct but I can tell they are young.
Let me know what you think.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Heaven came down !!!

I've been reading your week-end posts and was so blessed, I just wanted to share a "slice" of our week-end.

I cannot remember when the glory of God filled the house more powerfully than it did yesterday. The presence of the Lord was so strong from the opening chorus. Then, my husband preached a masterpiece about our relationship with God. "Living the good life," was his title. We, the church, definitely are living the good life!! As God does so many times, he led Darrell in a direction within the message to caution us about "lazy worship." I'm not gonna try to re-preach it but I'm tellin' you it was a message that will change our outlook on worship. Not going into the detail but take a second look at the story of the moneychangers in the temple and Jesus' anger. Was His anger only directed at the moneychangers? or those who were purchasing, as well? 'nuff said.
We had moved from the altar service to the place of being dismissed. Then Bro. Marshall asked if I would sing one more chorus before dismissal. We sang and worshipped a little more. Then, as you know, it was one of those times when you just wind things down and go ahead to dismiss. But the worship wasn't over and God wasn't finished. There was a small group left after being dismissed. The music started up once again and the praise continued in such a heavenly manner. I was enthralled. I truly cannot describe the glory that was in that place!! Even now, tears fill my eyes as I think how great our great God is. I know you, too, have experienced this type of church service. No need to try to furthur describe it.

Part of our excitement was a lady friend (probably in her early 40s), who has been backslidden for a few yrs. and had lost her husband in a car accident, being in church yesterday with her 3 daughters and new husband. Kenny told my husband he had been a teacher in a denominal church . . . UNTIL he began to teach about the outward expression of worship. I'm sure you can guess what happened. He was dismissed from his class. After such an awesome service (and they stayed to the very end), he told my husband, "this is what we've been looking for." They were back last night. Another tremendous service. Afterwards, my husband said I'm sure you have a lot of questions. His reply was yes, and if you can answer them then we've found ourselves a new home.!! We are so excited!!

2009 is off to a great start!!

love ya'll

Friday, January 2, 2009

We're off and running

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all !!
You know, during the holiday season there are things that we say we'll do after the holiday 'when things slow down.' Who are we kidding? I doubt any of you have slowed down, yet. I know I haven't. We had a wonderful watch night service, fellowship and food following. Then we prayed the old year out and new year in. It was one of those services of humble reflections.
Then for the first time in my life, on New Year's day, I prepared the traditonal black-eyed peas, cabbage and pork (couldn't do the hog jowls). It really was a wonderful change from all the holiday/banquet foods. I even had time to get some decorations down. THEN THE PHONE CALL CAME. It was my sister, Kathy, who lives in N.C. She was calling about mother's 80th b'day bash we're getting together (mind you, we've known about this for 79 yrs. don't know why I feel the crunch now). I have been doing what I can for this past yr. But there are just so many things you can do a yr. in advance. Well, now the deadlines are quickly coming upon us. I told Darrell there will no sleep for me until these plans are completed. I WAS RIGHT!! I sat up in bed, wide awake, at 2:30 am this morning. Guess what? You CAN accomplish a lot when the house is totally quiet from 2:30 - 7:30. Now, I may be really tired but I sure did get a lot done. whewww. . . when I get this stuff in the mail, I'll really breathe a sigh of relief.
I know many of you have planned receptions for your parent/parents whether b'day for anniversary. Just want to say, I'm open to any suggestions or ideas that would make this day extra special for my mom. Uh, would you mind if I call at . . . say, 3:30 a.m. if I have any questions? Just kidding, really.
May I leave you something to ponder . . . ? ? ? If quitters never win and winners never quit, who came up with "Quit while you're ahead?"
Gotta get busy. . .later

Monday, December 29, 2008

Together. . .that says it ALL

Being together as a family, anytime and anywhere, really does say it all. I love the life God has blessed us with. Family means everything to me. I love the beautiful children and grandchildren God has given us. And we have been blessed with a wonderful 'family of God,' as well.
Thanksgiving was the holiday to spend at our home this year. All of us being together meant one thing. . .a family picture. . . voila. . . and here you have it. It's a little late, I know, because Thanksgiving is now just a memory but one that I will treasure. I wanted to share this picture with you all.

Christmas was wonderful !! The kids were in and out at different times so we enjoyed the gift-opening activity twice. Wow, was I ever surprised with what I received this year. I'm sure you can concur with the fact that it is difficult making a list. But my family did a great job of surprising me. My husband bought me a telescope!! (I had hinted and he remembered).
Now don't think me strange but I love to observe the heavens. (I think of Sis. Kilgore almost every time I stare into the night skies, she also loved the glory of the heavens God created) I will call my kids and tell them the next great event that will be occuring according to the media. "Watch the skies tonight" I will tell them . . . . And they do!! Sooo, back to my telescope. It is also a camera that captures the images. I can program into it what I want to view and it will automatically find it for me. It's been so overcast and rainy here since Christmas, I haven't had the opportunity to use it. Oh, but I will, believe me. I hope to share some of the sights with you all. And I must tell you of one more gift, one that is shared by my husband and me. A Goldwing Honda trike!!! Is it ever a beauty!!! We can't wait to take our first trip on it. I would post a picture but it appears that picture hasn't been downloaded, yet. Just know if you should see a white trike coming down the pike, wave, it just might be your Orange blogging friend. lol

On a more serious note. . .
I hope and pray each of you enjoy a wonderful New Year. I pray your family and your church prospers. Love ya'll