Thursday, November 29, 2012

Paying Da Bills

As this week continues, it seems that there are questions that still don't have answers. Sometimes it is so hard to wait upon the Lord, yet we must. TC's doctor appt. went well, she really likes her Doc. She is scheduled to have surgery for January 2nd....and she will be out of work somewhere around 6 weeks. There are meetings planned with the Home, to see make some plans.....Lots to do this day and week as the end of the month brings a lot of check writing and bill paying........as I keep up with work, the home and our personal finances. such fun! I'm just glad we have money to pay the bills.....

As we continue to talk about Ministry, TC and i talked some more last night. We have some ideas, but nothing solid. Waiting on the Lord to show us or maybe he will REMIND us of something He has already told us and we did'nt listen.....:)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shopping and Eating and Doctors

At Shoney's in Lenior eating with kids and the other kids...
This has been a great weekend. Chad was with us all weekend. I picked up Samantha on Sunday and she spent the day with us. We took her back to Lenior and enjoyed a good meal together at Shoney's. This morning I took chad back to Asheville VA and came back home(Nebo). This afternoon we are taking the kids to their visit at DSS and then TC has a doctor appointment at 3:00 PM, a follow up to her surgery and also to discuss future plans on the larger surgery she still has to have. Looking forward to getting back to the office tomorrow as I have many things to do.
Shopping with TC ar Rue21



Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Part 2

Thanksgiving day two is a success. I got up early this morning and went and got Chad. Why? Because TC asked me too and he should be with his family. TC cooked an awesome meal and Christie helped TC decorate the tree and of course clean up. It's been a great day and in the end, I am wore out.












Thanksgiving 2012 Part 1

OK, so I have learned that posting straight from phone is not working, at least not the way i want it to. I will have to work on that. So, we went down to Mom and Dad's yesterday with all four kids in two and enjoyed some time with family. It's always good to see everyone as we don't get to see each other much during the year. Christie and David stayed the night with us and today we are planning Thanksgiving part 2. I am going to drive to Asheville this morning and pick up chad and bring him back here for a few days. Today we will also put up the tree.
The Dessert Table

The foursome playing with blocks and cars that I played with when i was a kid.



The Family in the Living Room at Mom and Dad's house

Monday, November 19, 2012

Food, Fellowship and back to the Office

I have spent some time setting up my office here at South Mountain and getting some more stuff down here. We picked up Chad from jail :( on Saturday and I preached at sugar Mountain on Sunday  Today I took chad to the VA in Asheville and left him there. He has so much to try and figure out. Also on Sunday we had a nice lunch with the Board of Directors and Staff from south Mountain and all the houses were there. It was really nice. The last race of the season was on and i enjoyed that on Sunday too. Tomorrow it is back to the office.....

I love this creek

Our Creek

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

NC Baptist Convention

Vendor section

South Mountain Baptist Camp

Church Planting Booth

Convention Hall during a break
I preached this past Sunday at White;s memorial Baptist church. My voice was about gone, but I made it. Monday and Tuesday was spent at the NC Baptist State convention in Greensboro NC. I had a good time networking with friends and meeting new ones. Back in the office today and tomorrow, trying to do some organizing and planning

Friday, November 09, 2012

The Weekend

The work week is over and it has been very productive. I have made several contacts with our churches via the Annual Church Profile. I am trying very hard to reach all of our churches. I have seen our church plant be approved for their monthly support from the State Convention and now we are addressing a biker church plant. It's been really busy changing the bylaws of the Pregnancy center and working on job descriptions as well. We now have two paid staff members so I need to stay on top of that for sure. It's Friday so this morning I fixed our school boy liver mush and eggs and now he will go to school.
   Life is full of its ups and downs to be sure.....and as we journey on through it I am finding it more and more of a necessity to utilize the full armor of God. Scripture tells us to but I know first hand not to go to battle without it. The weekend has begun

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Voting Biblical Values

I was Number 24 this  morning voting at the Grassy Creek Prescient. Hung out for a while and now came tot he Spruce Pine house, check the mail and pay some bills. Heading out to the office now while it is snowing. BTW, I am participating in No shave November to raise money for this worthy cause https://newwilderness.cloverdonations.com/no-shave-november/

Monday, November 05, 2012

Faith, Fires and Figuring

 Sunday Morning we went to Nebo Crossings Church and had a wonderful time. I sent in with TC on the Connection class and she is going to make this her home church.

 Below is my current shot for No Shave November. I am doing this for to raise money for New Wilderness Adventures.
 On  Friday night we had a hay ride. It was pretty good, the kids enjoyed it.
 Then, we had a bonfire and had hot apple cider, which was very good, although the little kids only lasted about 30 minutes and we had to get a ride home.
It has been a good weekend, and now it is time to head back to Avery today. I have some things to do around the house and in the morning I am working our voting place. Of course I will also be voting but I am going to help opening up the voting center an d then vote. Back to the office by Nine on tuesday for the work week. We have some figuring out to do very soon. TC will need surgery perhaps soon and its hard to figure the house out. All for now.......

Sunday, November 04, 2012

No shave November

Sent from my LG phone

Adventures

Nothing excites the soul like a little adventure. After work I decided to come to Nebo via the County Line road through the Linville Gorge. It's crazy t think that this road leads to the back door of South Mountain Children's home but it does.