Soul Rest

Soul Rest

We made it as far as Montgomery yesterday ..  after our busy week .. followed by driving in heavy rain .. we were totally exhausted  .. so we stopped .. and yes .. just woke up from a nice twelve hour sleep .. body rested and ready to roll .. haha .. for friends .. the truth is .. our bodies need rest to function .. however .. as I sit here thinking .. my mind goes to the soul .. haha .. for the truth is  ..  it’s when our soul finds rest in God .. that real life begins .. when we’re calm and serene .. we can and will do good work ..  for yes ..  emotional upsets .. they make us useless .. for simply .. calmness is where it’s at .. and yes ..  the calmness I speak of .. is totally based on a complete trust in Him .. and friends .. to make it...

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Kindness

Kindness

As our week has winded down .. kindness  is what comes to mind this morning .. haha .. yes friends .. it’s through simply kindness that we’ll find the medium in which God’s love comes alive through us .. yes .. it’s simply compassion and a love towards others .. it’s the very essence in which His love shows through us .. it’s simply being convicted in His Word .. and then yes ..  sharing it with others .. so today .. all I can say is .. haha .. come on now .. let’s get up .. get out .. and yes yes yes ..  get our kind on ..  haha .. oh yeah .. love wins period “A man who is kind benefits himself .. but a cruel man hurts himself”...

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Grateful

Grateful

Well .. our trip is winding down .. and yes .. we’ve sure been given memories for Avery Kate’s second birthday trip .. haha .. who would have thought we’d arrive to fires on the mountain .. who would have thought we would have the opportunity to give .. as well as .. love the people around us during their great time of need .. who would have thought we could give out so many hugs .. along with simple listening ears to people who simply .. need to talk .. all the while on a family vacation .. haha .. there’s only One that could orchestrate such timing .. and yes .. we know that is God .. for His timing is always perfect timing .. and yes .. that’s exactly why we stayed .. for we know as a family that nothing is placed before us in...

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People Loving People

People Loving People

As we’re watching these wonderful people work themselves through this disastrous historic event that has taken place in their lives .. the only thing we’ve truly seen .. is simply .. people loving people .. just the way God intended it to be ..  helping one another .. encouraging one another .. and yes .. achieving their goals and needs in HIS way .. for friends ..  the truth is ..  by helping each other get through the storms and trials of life .. all we have to do .. haha .. is try with all that’s within us ..  to set a good example for each other .. and then yes .. haha .. along the way we find that peace & happiness .. it’s like a weed … once it takes root it spreads like an infection .. and yes ..  before we know it .. we...

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Good

Good

Yesterday we made another lodging move .. haha .. I think this is number 4 since we’ve been here .. oh .. but that’s okay .. we’re in our last spot for the week .. settled in and comfy as can be ..  it rained all day yesterday .. praise God  .. and most of the fires were contained .. as the death toll has risen .. and yes .. some peeps still missing .. our family continues to pray for this wonderful .. loving .. and yes .. resilient group of people that call these incredible mountains their home ..  and yes .. in the effort to continue our family vaca and to spend our money where it’s needed most .. we went to the Dixie Stampede last night for a big night of .. day before Avery’s birthday .. “fun” ..  for yes .. today is...

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Pure Resilience

Pure Resilience

We went to a pottery store yesterday .. the lady at the cash register hung up the phone with tears in her eyes .. I walked around the counter to hug her .. haha .. she gladly fell into my arms and cried while whispering in my ear that her co worker had lost her home to the fire .. but yet .. praised God for they were all safe and sound .. haha ..  had dinner with friends .. they told us about an elderly couple that they knew who sat in their car in front of a downed tree .. while watching their home burn to the ground .. that’s right .. right in front of their eyes .. haha .. I chuckle because not only did their house burn down but their car bumpers front and back along with their tires melted while they sat there .. its a wonder the tank didn’t blow...

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Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Friends ..  as most of you know .. our family is on vacation in the Smoky Mountains .. and yes .. like so many we were evacuated last night .. and yes ..  we’re  safe and sound in a couple of hotel rooms in Pigeon Forge .. haha .. quite the adventure it’s been .. keeping our granddaughters aware of what’s happening .. yet unaware of the reality of what it could have been .. oh but friends .. it’s in the middle of the madness that we know .. without a doubt .. we’re never alone to deal with whatever it is we’re facing .. no way .. for you see .. God .. He’s faithful .. and yes .. it’s in His faithfulness that we find a constant shield .. for we sweet friends .. are covered by His very shadow .. that’s right .....

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