Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Some Things Can't Be Excused

Is his excuse good enough? I think not. Click on below link for article. This happened in our town and a girl from our church was in this class. In my opinion, this man needs to be under mental health care.......for a long time and kept away from mainstream society.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Living From Drama to Drama (~~roll eyes~~ LOL)

One friend put it to me this way, "If it wasn't for bad luck, you wouldn't have any luck at all." Well, it might seem that way but I would rather look at it this way - what the devil meant for bad the Lord made it good.

As you know, if you keep up with my blog, I recently had a miraculous healing after dealing with an issue for over a year. Looking back, I believe God gave me this healing at the time he did to increase our faith for another ordeal. In January, my husband went to the doctor for his annual physical. The doctor thought my husband's pulse in his right carotid artery was weak so he sent him for testing to determine if there was a blockage. The test came back perfect but revealed there was something on the thyroid. Further testing determined he had a large mass on the right lobe of his thyroid and he was immediately referred to a surgeon. The surgeon estimated the mass to be about the size of a golf ball and scheduled surgery to remove it and one underarm lymph node. (We had also discovered a lump under my husband's arm.) Of course, the dreaded "C" word was brought up but we put our trust in God. Last Tuesday, my husband was the first one wheeled into surgery and all went well. The doctor said the mass was larger than he anticipated but he believed it to be benign. This was confirmed today by the pathology report. My husband has had some intense pain but is now on the road to recovery and so grateful there was no malignancy found in the lymph node and mass on the thryoid.

To God be all glory forever!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


If I have ever made any valuable discoveries,
it has been owing more to patient attention
than to any other talent.
- Isaac Newton

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ya Think?

"The problem with socialism,
is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money"
- Margaret Thatcher
Ya think? Listen up, America!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

WDLC Snapshots

UPCI Ladies President, Gwyn Oakes
Recording Artist, Bobbie Shoemake
Day Speaker, Linda Elms of Lufkin, Texas
and her sister, Ronda Hurst, Western District Ladies Secretary
Western District Ladies President, Laquita Mullings
Myself (WDLC master coordinator) and
Evening Speaker, Cyvonne Davy of Tampa, Florida
Recording Artists, The Gordon Sisters of Denver, Colorado
Part of the crowd.
Podium decor by designer, Cindy Mullings
My favorite pic! This is three sisters, Ronda Hurst, Karla Holley, and Linda Elms. Our promotional director, Anita Harding, did a fabulous job using this photo to promote Mothers Memorial.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Brag Moment

Shaking hands with Vice-Principal Parnell
Just received flowers and a balloon from daddy
Posing with her teacher, Mrs. Lancaster
Once again, Bryn was Student of the Month. Her teacher spoke about Bryn and said, "If I was not here, Bryn could run the entire classroom." LOL Her teacher asked if she could challenge Bryn because she "wants to be needed" just a little bit. Bryn loves her teacher, loves school and is involved in Theatre and Arts, Choir, Chess Club, and GATE. She keeps a very busy schedule for a third-grade student. Today, because of her participation in Theatre and Arts, she is getting to go on a field trip to see a stage performance of "Annie." I am so proud of my princess.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it!
- Mother Teresa

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Power In Unity

The world is moved
not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes,
but also by the aggregate
of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Monday, March 1, 2010

Miracles Still Happen

Some of you may remember my posts about the ordeal I was going through with my foot/ankle and the pictures of the brace I wore last summer. Here is the whole story - condensed version.

About 17 months ago, a frozen bottle of water fell out of my fridge and landed on the top of my foot. My foot swelled, was quite painful but, I ignored it and tried to keep going not realizing I had blown out one of two tendons in the foot. The end result was I caused further damage. After being examined by seven doctors (including specialists at UCLA), numerous x-rays, MRI's, wearing a brace for months and such, I was weary and agreed to surgery. The surgeon was going to break my ankle, put cadaver bone in it to realign it, transplant a tendon to the top of my foot, realign the toes, and stretch the tendon in the back of my calf. Following surgery, I would not be allowed to let the foot touch the ground for two months, then I would be in a boot for five months, and was told recovery was a minimum of a year.

I never doubted that God could heal me and I have experienced many miracles in my lifetime but, I must admit, my faith was being shaken. There have been so many prayers prayed and I was at a point where I thought, "Maybe this is just my thorn in the flesh and I must endure." Even so, I wanted to hold onto faith. I told God if He wasn't going to heal me "today" would He please give me a miracle before the scheduled surgery on March 16. On Saturday, we went to the district singles conference in Visalia, California. At the end of the service, Sis. Karen Harding (pictured above) literally climbed over people to get to me and she began to pray for my healing. Shortly after, Bro. Stoneking, Bro. James Dunlap and several others prayed for me. Afterwards, my foot and ankle felt like fire was moving through it. I turned to my husband and told him my foot was on fire. He began to cry and said, "Honey, I told God when He healed you to make your foot, ankle and leg feel a heat to let you know you were being healed."

For the first time in over a year, I stood Saturday night with both knees side by side and both feet together. My foot that was turned out is now straight. When I got home, I stood in my dressing room and cried as my husband watched my foot flex and we could see TWO tendons. Sunday morning, he watched as I walked down the stairs of our house and my foot was perfectly straight. I am walking straight and pain-free.

This morning I had an appointment with the doctor. I told the office staff, "I don't know if you believe in divine healing but I have received a miracle and do not need surgery." They were speechless but had huge smiles on their faces. One of the girls went to the cash drawer and brought my check back to me and said there was no need to pay anything. I told her I didn't mind paying since I wasn't able to cancel the appointment within their required time but she said, "No, I am so happy for you and I think it is ok to give your check back to you." I am overwhelmed. God is more than amazing.

P.S. The wheelchair is now going to storage.