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{I Am Retired Y'all!}

  It sure is a bittersweet time but I am surely looking forward to my adventure with the Lord. I wanted to share a few pictures with my friends. I have received so many phone calls, texts, cards and gifts this week that have just brought tears and joy.  Turning in my office keys of many years was hard! But, Jeremiah 29:11 is surely reminder that God has set the plans for my life and that I will trust.  I only had the blessing of serving alongside Pastor Scott for nearly a year and I pray God's blessings upon him and his family as his journey continues. However, he is a quick learner and learned that I was the BOSS! LOL! The former pastor and his wife that hired me 22 plus years ago even tuned in to the recognition with a video. It melted my heart. I will never forget interviewing with Bro. Edsel in his office and then I was interviewed by the personnel team.  Lastly, Bro. Edsel's wife Judy interviewed me at a luncheon. Bro. Edsel trusted her discernment of me totally. However,

Wednesday in the Word-God is FAITHFUL. We live in a world that has ceaseless change, utter confusion, uncertainty and insecurity. We hear and we witness the brutality of man. We worry about the diseases that could ravage our bodies and that of our loved ones. We hold onto our little one's hands in fear that within a split second they could go missing. We lock our doors and our windows to keep the bad people out. We shutter in silence when watching the news. We cry at night because of fear. We can't think about our future because we fear what may come. We wonder, "What will our little ones have to look forward too". We ask, "who can we trust". My heart breaks when I hear of the horrible persecutions that my brothers and sisters in Christ has faced. My body cringes when I hear of diseases that seem to be hiding in the shadows waiting for its next victim. I cry for the mama that her child has went missing. I won

Wednesday in the Word-Legacy

Have you ever thought about what your Legacy will be someday? We will all leave a legacy of some sort – the question is what it will be.   For some the word "legacy" means what  ancestors leave a family in the form of wealth or material things. It also refers to the effect a person had on others while he or she was alive.For most the word "Legacy"   is something that remains after we leave this world – something that speaks of our lives.  For the Christian the word "Legacy" is actually much broader than wealth, personal items, kind words and deeds.   God’s desire is that we invest our life in a way that glorifies Him—to leave a "Legacy" that is far beyond anything because it has eternal significance. This week we laid to rest my motherinlove, also known as Mama, Nanny, 2-Nanny and simply Nanny Conner. The legacy she left for her 4 children and their spouses, her 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren will go on from genera

Wednesday in the Word-His Face is Towards Me

When we built our house years ago we decided to be sure that our three daughters each had their very own bedrooms. Prior to that our two youngest daughters shared a bedroom together. They had become so used to sleeping together that this transition was a little hard for them to grasp at first.   I noticed one morning that the girls was each in their own bedroom but was laying half way in the hallway with heads pointing towards one another and holding hands. As long as their faces were turned to one another and their hands touched they somehow knew everything would be okay.   You know, sometimes it seems that God is so near but at other times we experience insecurity and uncertainty when we face challenges that seem to zap every ounce of strength that we have. Sometimes our faith is being tested through those moments, hours, or even years of life. The Lord keeps me reminding me that my true security is found in Him regardless of my situation.  He is my strength

Wednesday in the Word-Just enough Light... Have you ever been in a position that when your lights went out that you found yourself searching for candles to light? You have candles on hand but needless to say you cannot remember where they have been placed. You finally find a candle for the living room and you light it. A few minutes later you decide you need to find your watch to keep up with the time and it's in the bedroom in the dark and you cannot see. So, you take your one candle and you slowly let that one little light lead your next step as you slowly walk to the bedroom.  The whole time you are taking baby steps in the dark and you are finding that the light from the candle IS JUST ENOUGH LIGHT FOR THE STEP YOU ARE ON. In reading Stormie Omartian's book...... "Just enough light for the step I'm on"  sure says a lot for us. She says in one of her chapter's the following; Whenever we go through difficult times, we anticipa