Friday, December 31, 2010

Trading Snow for Sand

We have left the bitter cold and snow of Avery County for the warmer climate of Myrtle Beach SC. Today it will near 60 degrees with plenty of sunshine. Already today I have enjoyed the warmer weather. This is a good and well needed break. Our Friends John and Sherry Lindsay are coming down for a few days as well, so I guess we will bring in the new year with them. I will post some pics later.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Spent Christmas at Cathy's house and had a good time. It was good to see everybody. I was glad that Daddy could make it as well. Spent the night down at the camper and heading back up to Avery County this morning. We have several inches of new snow and it is expected to snow all night and through Monday off and on. I can't wait to pick up TC Monday evening from Charlotte airport. I rented some movies tonight and for tomorrow and in between I plan on working on 501(3)C stuff for the Pregnancy Center. I don't think we will have church tomorrow but we will see. While I enjoyed Christmas, it was kinda of blue too. We will not do this again!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Road and The Generator

I rented this movie today and it was so sad but so good. It is all about the world coming to an end but mostly a love of a father for his son.

Below is a picture of Bobby from the Cranks Creek Survival Center in Kentucky receiving the generator that many people donated to. God laid this on my heart and it was wonderful seeing God's people giving to such a cause.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Providing Power

Here is the Generator that we raised money for to be given to the Cranks Creek Survival Center in KY. As a total there were about 800 food boxes and over 50 boxes or bags of clothes and coats, along with many boxes of candy etc. This generator was put on our hearts several months ago and now we see it fulfilled. Glory To God!
Sunday morning and I am keeping busy. I talked to TC last night. After last week she is exhausted. She left England and went to Poland and the Ukraine and back to England. Today, they are heading down to London to visit one of Christie's friend from college. Right now the 27th seems so far away. I will be glad to be with her again.
This morning I am preaching at Chestnut Dale and then trying to make it to a Christmas play tonight. I am working until Tuesday and then I am quitting for the holidays no matter what. The only way I can cut it off is just cut it off. I can't wait until the 30th, as TC and I are going to go camping down at the beach. That should be fun!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

First Night

First night in the apartment. Well, I did get caught up on some work. I had dinner out with friends and went to bed by 9:00 PM. This morning I have prepared my Sunday Sermon, played on Facebook and talked to some early rising online friends. Fixing to eat breakfast and then head over to the house for some honey do's.

Dad had to run back to the VA late yesterday and have some things changed. I am glad he did not have to stay. I am also thankful that my nephew was able to take him.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Day at Faith house

Well, the last day at Faith House is upon me. I have tried to organize things the best I can. The plan is for TC to work relief here but with Crossnore, you just never know. I will take the girls to school this morning and then come back for a final cleaning. I have some work to do at our house and then it's to the office later today. I am for sure behind in some paperwork so i hope to catch that up tonight.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Short Video

A Big Day

A big day is planned today. First, I will take off out of a foot of snow, wind blowing and roads icy with a morning temp of 5.2 degrees and wind gust over 30 mph. I am heading over to our house in Estatoe(Spruce Pine) and pick up Chad. He loading his few things up and returning to Gaston County. We brought him here to help him clear some legal matters and get his drivers license back. We have done that and he does not want to remain here. We are heading down the mountain and over the Asheville to the VA, where we are going to pick up Daddy, as he is being released today to go home. How fitting that he is released on his and Mom's 52nd Anniversary. After I take Dad home and Chad, I will return to Faith house and begin my last few days. I still have some things to haul away from here as we prepare for another staff to take over.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


So, I have been preparing ourselves for our move this Saturday. We are able to keep one room here at Faith house because TC will be working here once a month and the new staff is single, so TC keeps a room. This has made it very easy to move. I put a few things in a storage building we have, a few things at our house, where chad will be moving out this Tuesday. He is moving back to Gastonia. I am missing TC bad right now but she is having fun. We are stuck here because of the snow. All school cars are grounded so we are not going anywhere. Tomorrow is suppose to be worse so it may be a few days before we get out. I know I will get our in the blazer but not far. TC is leaving in the morning for Poland, the Ukraine and eventually finish the week in Paris, France. I will be glad when she is home.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Flying and Finishing

So I took TC to Charlotte airport where she is flying to London, England to be with Christie and David as they renew their vows with friends and family across the great pond. She landed early this morning and is pretty tired. They have a lot of plans, visiting all over Europe and even Poland.(HUH?) Anyway, I am glad she can go.

Meanwhile, I have busy last night and this morning cleaning out all of our stuff here at Faith house. We do get to keep one room because we will be working here at least 7 days per month. After one year, we are burned out. To prevent this they are giving the new staff 7 days off per month. This is going to work well for us this winter. I can't wait until TC gets home and we can start some down time during the holidays. This is our first Christmas apart in 28 years so it will be different. Back to work.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Strength to climb

Now that's just funny
TC and I went down to visit Dad and he seems to be doing much better. I hope he can come home soon, perhaps in a few days. Mom went home to rest a spell. Last night I learned a good friend had passed away 2 years ago. I had lost touch so that was sad. Ralph Auten Jr. was not a godly man but he was a good man. I pray he made things right. Today I am busy with meetings and such as TC packs for England and leaves on Friday.

So much is going on right now; Moving, traveling, Daddy, work, chad and so forth. God give me the strength to climb, I know you will....

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Dad is still in the VA and he is having a rought time. Mom is staying with him and it is wearing her out. I hope he gets better soon. Prayer is the answer

Saturday, December 04, 2010


So these are the pit bull puppies that TC help deliver. They belong to chad's dog. They are almost 5 weeks old and they will all be leaving here soon.
Do I have a spoiled dog or what? Ole Benji

Busy Busy

On the way to Crossnore topick up kids......

So many things have been keeping me busy this past week. My dad is still at the VA expecting ore surgery on Monday, gathering coats and warm clothes for our Kentucky Mission Trip. The really good news is that we have so many coats it is incredible, plus we raised the $800.00 Bucks for the new generator for the Cranks Creek Survival Center. God sure knows how to bless. I have also been very busy with the pregnancy center as we are sending out support letters. In the meantime, we are trying to pack some stuff here at Faith house as we must be out of here by the 17th. TC is leaving for England on the 10th, so we are just busy folks right now. I pray God will give us the strength to get through all of this, I know He will.