Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Working at the office today. It's really cold and windy. In this video I had just left the Post Office after mailing the Newsletters. What fun. This was my first time paying all the bills and doing he newsletter by myself. Not sure if I am gonna stay at the office tonight or go to spruce Pine. It's gonna be hard to heat the house for sure. Well, back to work.

Our house

Spanish Oak road

Downtown Newland NC

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shopping, Working and stuff

TC shopping for Halloween Costumes
Yesterday TC and I went to her doctor and they removed her stitches. Praise the Lord, everything is OK. I don't want to get to personal for TC's sake, but we are in good shape. Probably in January she will have to have another surgery.
Because I took Thursday off, I am having to work today. Working on the Newsletter and also paying the associations bills. Oh, I forgot to say anything about me doing the secretary's job now. After Katherine got to go back to Crossnore, I decided to do it myself. I needed the extra money, so we will see how that works. Of course I do not sign any checks, I just get everything ready and the treasurer comes by and signs everything. After work today I will go to Spruce Pine and then tomorrow I will speaking at The Journey and then heading back to Nebo until Tuesday morning.
  This new schedule will have me running alot but I think I will enjoy it. I reckon I will keep my bag packed.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Keep Moving....

I will be going down to Nebo today to pick TC up and go with her to the doctor to get her stitches out. I am going to hang down there for a couple of days and see if I can help with some things and also spend some time with TC. Also, Christie and David are coming so that is cool. On Friday we are heading down to LifeQuest for some good talking to by Mr. Jim snyder. All is well, and we keep moving....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Epic Life

Upon returning and beginning the week or work I feel as though my heart has been punched. I mean, I am excited about lots of things but it seems that life seems to take that out of you sometimes. We have our plans and have spent some time figuring out things, but then it's like you really can't do what you like because life gets in the way. I will say this, this is my story, and I will have a part in writing it. Me and my Savior. No one else has the right to write my story. That may sound selfish, but in reality it is not. When we choose to add or insert someone into our story, then that shows the love. Everyone has there own story. Recently I read John Eldredge book Epic.

The Story God is telling and the role you play in it. Very good read. It's my story and I will write it. God has given that role to me. It belongs to Him but he has entrusted that to me. What will I do with it?

Yesterday was that kind of day. Opportunities to live outright in an Epic fashion exist, but sometimes they don't line up with what others think. This may be harder than I thought.............All for now

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pics of Boot Camp

Well I made it to NWA's Boot Camp. It was an awesome weekend I learned so much and i will begin to share it in the next few days. right now I am still processing everything.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Today is a Life Path

Today is a major decision day. TC is recuperating but it is a slow process. I am suppose to begin a 3 night men's conference today called "Wild at Heart; Hero's: Be the man you always wanted to be" but that is in the air right now. I cannot get a refund as of now but I also do not want to push TC back to the house before she is ready. Will make a decision soon. I want to go really bad but we will see if it happens. God knows!

Psalms 65:11 You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.

This is from the New Living Translation, which can be understood with so much ease. It really comforts my heart today........

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

TC's Surgery

So, I picked up TC yesterday and took her hospital in Marion NC.
TC had some what we thought was minor surgery but it tuened into something else. They removed her ovaries and some other stuff. They are checking it to make sure it is not cancerous and then they will do a complete hysterectomy. She is at home here in Spruce Pine and I am taking care of her for  a few days. She is really sore and slow moving. I hope she feels better later today. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Loving it....

Monday morning and I am up before dawn. Took Benji out on the beach this morning and watched some early morning fishermen. The ocean is so noisy, yet it was so quiet, cool. My mind is wandering this morning for sure. Well, today I must leave and head back to the mountains, tough deal huh? It has been an excellent trip. Yesterdays sermon at church was awesome and Chaplain Dean did a great job. We discussed me coming back during New Years and helping/volunteering for the Big God Conference here in Myrtle Beach. Thousands of kids will be coming and one of my new favorite bands, Cutless will be playing. Well my last day was really warm. I got in the ocean again yesterday. It was again in the upper 70's. Mid October and swimming in the ocean. Loving it!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Faith and Friends

I don't know why this place is so magical. The peace I can recieve is unreal. Yesterday on Faccebook, I noticed some friends had posted a beach pic and found out that they were down here. so, we met last night for dinner at Cabballa's and it was very good. This morning, I enjoyed a nice walk with Benji and a cup of Joe on the beach. I am getting ready to attend church service. It's gonna be a warm day, so I am looking forward to it. My prayer is that instead of being bitter, I will become better and Faith will continue to grow.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Joy Comes in the Morning

It was a tough decision, but I decided to take a few days and spend them down here at the beach. The ride down was nice, traffic was pretty light. I took mostly back roads. I will not mention any personal things but to just ask continued prayer for me and TC. also, she is dealing with some health tests as well, so we need your prayers. I am glad that God already knows about it.

Joy Comes in the Morning

I arrived yesterday, set up camp and made my way down to the beach. It was 77 degrees yesterday so I actually got into the Ocean. It felt great. Later, I read on the beach adn enjoyed the breeze and the sand in my toes. Of course I made it tot he hot tub, and just sat out on the deck a spell. Later I purchased some fish and ate dinner while watching the Nationwide Series race. Looking forward to the day

Sent from my LG phone

Thursday, October 11, 2012

All Over The Place

Emotions: That is a very powerful word. I begin to do some study on it and found this website

This is what they had to say about themselves...Our program has been known to work miracles in the lives of many who suffer from problems as diverse as depression, anger, broken or strained relationships, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic, abnormal fears, resentment, jealousy, guilt, despair, fatigue, tension, boredom, loneliness, withdrawal, obsessive and negative thinking, worry, compulsive behavior and a variety of other emotional issues.

Well, I say Horse Pucky. Try this one on for size..I reckon I have felt all of those things, Have you not?

Well, I guess I have much more that I could say about this subject but I will leave it at this; We all have them. We all feel them! I reckon the scripture gives us guidance as usual. 

Romans 8:9–11

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact xthe Spirit of God dwells in you. yAnyone who does not have zthe Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of ahim who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus4 from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies bthrough his Spirit who dwells in you.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Vote your Values

We Had our Grand Opening of our Values Voter Headquarters on Saturday. It was a good day.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Faith, Freedom and good ole days....

Finishing up this week with a Mayland Citizens for Faith and Family Values/NC Value Coalition Values Voters Headquarters grand opening today from 10:00 - 12:00. The Association is providing office space for the next few weeks to attempt to register voters for the upcoming election.
The weather is cooling down and it feels so good. Sunday the high is like 54 degrees but then warming back up to the upper 60's lower 70's. I am trying so hard to figure out a few days I can head down to the beach for a few days. Hopefully, it will work out, but things are pretty tight. It has been neat to see Benji feeling so good the last few days. Simple things like jumping up on my legs when i am taking him outside.
   Tomorrow I am going back to Enon Baptist Church where I was the youth pastor so many years ago. I have been looking forward to this for a while now. Those were good days.....

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Meetings and such....

 Well the Annual meeting went so well. Spirits were high and the fellowship was awesome. We did this in two nights this year. Sunday was simply a singing celebration. We had everything from flute solo's, combined choir to a praise band. We even had two folks getting baptized by their pastors.  A great history of the Avery Baptist Association was presented. 100 years of ministry.

Crossnore Baptist Church

Prayer Time
Ann Thompson
Combined choir

Then, on Monday was the business part of it. Budgets were passed, nominations were approved and reports were given by leaders. a great sermon was preached and of course a great meal.
Quilt made by the WMU

Karen leads a well known Hymn

Messengers listen closely

Pastor Dennis delivers a powerful and challenging message.
So after all of this, I was going to go and decompress a few days at the beach, but instead, there were just too many payouts. Taxes were due on the house, $187.00, Insurance etc. Instead I have put my mind on the new schedule and began to work as my new assistant. That's funny! Instead of hiring a part time person, I'm gonna try it my self. Yesterday was very good and I accomplished a great deal of things that needed to be done. I have TC to thank for making the computer work so easy. Between Bill pay, Excel and Quickbooks, it is a snap. Well back at it today. We will be turning part of the office into a voter registration headquarters for the Avery County division of the Mayland Citizens for Faith and Family Values. Our message is simple, Vote Your Values!