Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mixed Emotions

Today is a sad day to me due to the fact we are moving from the community we so lovingly nicknamed 'Mayberry' and due to the other fact that we won't have Internet for a while. Bell south told me it's not available, to check back with them in 90 days! I 'bout died! So, I got busy contacting people with other means of Internet and maybe one of their ideas will work out for us VERY SOON!!! Check back at Life By George often to see if I'm back. I have never had the pleasure to meet most of you, but YOU are such an important and special part of my days. I look forward to visiting with you each morning as I enjoy my morning coffee. Please know what a blessing you are to me. O.K., now I'm sounding like I'm not coming back! Ha.

The other news I wish to share with you is this: March 15th was the last day my husband was pastor at Bethany. Sunday night, May 24, Freedom Baptist Church in Amory voted Scot in as their new pastor. It's exciting, yet scary. I've posted about when you don't know what to do, don't do anything, and I assure you God works in those kinds of situations. Waiting on God did two things for us; put us in HIS perfect will and kept us from going ahead of HIM, which always leads to trouble. Please pray for us as we serve Christ and the people at Freedom.
This week, one journey in Life By George comes to a close, but a new journey begins. As long as the Lord is walking by my side, and occasionally He has to carry me, then, all is well. We are excited about our new place to worship and serve.

We were already in the process of renting a house in Belmont, so we are still moving there as I type! We will look for something bigger and more permanent later. Life By George has been moving at a rapid speed. Most days, I'm quite dizzy! I've just grabbed hold and tried to hang on!

One suggestion: be extra kind to your pastor and his family. I had no idea of the heavy loads they carry each and every day until God called Scot to preach. I had always tried to be very respectful of the man of God and his family, and was pretty thoughtful, but if I'd known then what I know now by living it, I would have done so much more to be helpful and encouraging. And I definitely would have prayed for them more.

Well, so long for a few days or weeks. Hope your days are full of God's goodness, joy, and peace.

Keep bloggin'! I'll catch up with all of your news and encouraging words when I return.
Happy Day!

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Bro. Green

Gladys Ann and Bro. Green

My dream, my hope is to be the pastor's wife Gladys Ann was to our church and the wife to Scot that she was to Bro. Green. My dream, my hope is for Scot and I to be as faithful and hard working as they were for over forty years. How Bro. Green did everything he did, and was at all the places he went is honestly beyond my comprehension. It's almost like he had 'super' powers. Well, of course, that's it! His Super God and Bro. Green's Super desire to please God and to serve others is HOW he did everything! This man of God had a great love and a great compassion for the souls of each and every person he met. He's with God now pain free and care free!

We'll meet again Bro. Green~ for my soul and your soul have been set eternally free by the blood of Jesus you so boldly and zealously proclaimed. What a difference (for the good) you made in my life~ and I shall forever be grateful. See you later my dear pastor and friend.

When I come to the end of the day

And the sun has set for me

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not too long

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love we once shared-

Miss me, but let me go.

For this journey we all must take

And each must go alone.

It's all a part of the Maker's plan,

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart

Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds-

Miss me, but let me go.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

II Timothy 4:7

In Loving Memory

Rev. Charles Daniel Green

Sunday August 7, 1927
Tuesday May 19, 2009

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Romans 10:15

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

Hebrews 4:9

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Jude 21-23

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Driver's Permit

It's official~ both children are drivers!
Cale got his driver's permit yesterday morning.
(May 20, 2009)

We celebrated at O' Charleys.
Cale enjoyed soup, chicken o'tenders, fries, and rolls.

I had shrimp, broccoli, soup and rolls.

Cale drove us to church.

Here is Scot and Noelle's reactions!!!! Ha.

Good ole mom!

Cale did a great job driving to and from church.
I can tell he's had a lot of experience driving the
lawn mower and four-wheeler.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Kathy!

Cale and I surprised Kathy at work yesterday.

Kathy loves Midnite Pottery and crosses.
She is holding the cross plate we got her from Midnite Pottery.

Happy Birthday Kathy!


Once upon a time, summer of 1980, at the public swimming pool, in a small town in Mississippi, a new-comer offered some sun tan lotion to a hometown girl. These two girls had never seen or met each other before. The hometown girl accepted the suntan oil, started a conversation, and from that day until now, those two girls have been friends. Kathy, the new-comer was 19 and Liesa, the hometown girl was 15 years old, but this did not prevent the friendship from forming. These two spent lots of time together shopping, watching movies, and just hanging out talking. Kathy was the first to marry in 1983. She asked Liesa to be her maid of honor. Kathy returned the favor and was Liesa's matron of honor in 1985. Liesa was the first to have children. In 1988, Noelle was born and immediately, Kathy became 'Aunt Kaki". By the time Noelle was two, when Aunt Kaki would wag her, Noelle's legs would hit at Kathy's knees, but Kathy didn't mind. Then, Cale came along in 1992 and the spoiling continued. In October, 1994, Kathy gave birth to a baby boy, Josh. 'Aunt Liesa' was thrilled! These two girls, now ladies have always been there for each other. True friends are rare; what a treasure the hometown girl has had the past almost twenty-nine years of friendship with the new comer! And they were friends and lived happily ever after. The End.

Real True Friends

"... When you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful if he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
but the love of real true friends."

by Helen Steiner Rice

Josh, Kathy, & David

Kathy and David on their 25th wedding anniversary.

Oct. 8, 2008

Josh and Kathy, Easter 2009
Noelle & Aunt Kaki

Aunt Kaki and Noelle at graduation. Kathy cried more than I did!

David, Kathy, Cale, and Noelle

Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ~Eustache Deschamps


Thanks for the suntan oil!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Today is Monday, May 18, 2009

Outside my window...It's a cool morning. The sun is shining brightly on trees of green. The birds are singing praises to the Creator!

I am thinking...I have a busy-busy week ahead. I am also thinking that I graduated from high school 26 years ago this Wed.~ WOW!

I am thankful for...God's peace, God's joy, God's provision.

From the learning rooms...there is anticipation for this school year to come to an end. Friday is our last day until August!

From the kitchen...Biscuits, bacon, and eggs for Cale. Oatmeal with honey and cinnamon and black coffee for me! Tonights supper consists of chicken tenders, baked potatoes, and rolls.

I am and white house dress. (old and comfy)

I am creating...a healthier family, an organized move, ...

I am going...hopefully no place today.

I am reading...Secure in the Everlasting Arms by Elisabeth Elliot. I just finished Who Brings Forth The Wind by Lori Wick. (for the fourth or fifth time)

I am hoping... my dear friend Kathy has a very happy and blessed birthday Wednesday.

I am hearing...peace and quiet with a few birds in the background.

Around the house...BOXES! I still have more packing to do. During all the chaos, I will continue to keep laundry going and my family fed.

One of my favorite things...just sitting back watching God do His thing in our lives. He's amazing! I stand in awe! Another favorite thing I've discovered in the past week is gumbo and baked fish at a new restaurant we tried. Yum.

A few plans for the rest of the week: visit Kathy, buy more plastic storage boxes, bake some goodies for Wed. night youth group, finish school, ...

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Belmont Class of '83
May 20, 1983
God bless you all.
Thanks for visiting Life By George today.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009


I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to post this picture.

Recognize any of these ladies? We are all Bloggers. I visit with these ladies almost every single day. Another lady blogger was at the race today, but she wasn't around when we took this picture. (Heather) I have known Roan (Tie-Dye t-shirt) for a few years, and had met Julie (First on left) last year at Cross Country, but the other three ladies and I have gotten to know each other by visiting each other's blogs. Check out their blogs; you'll enjoy getting to know them too. They are just as sweet in person! This was a high-light of my day!

Scot talking with Em. He was glad to meet her. He loves her blog. (She's quite adventurous!)

5K's-Run Cale Run

This was the Spartans first practice since last season. It was so good to be reunited!
Some of the Spartan boys are shown above.

Cale and Forest

Our friends, Mrs. Lisa, Natalie, and Bethany surprised us at practice and came to visit with me. We walked (and talked) while the XC team ran. After practice, we all went and ate supper together at McAlisters. Bro. Tony met us there. Supper was delicious and so was the fellowship.

April 18, 2009
Amory RR 5K

Cale, Josh, & David

Josh getting his award

Cale waiting patiently for the Sweet Tea 5K to begin.
April 25, 2009

After the race.
(He came in 1st in his age group and third over all)

May 16, 2009
Tie-Dye 5K

Heather and daughter with their kitten

Roans hat was a bit big! Ha.

Awww, there she is!
Roan, Olivia, and Leah
Cale and Scot before the race

Start here!

And they're off!

First time around course...

Second time around course...

Third and final time!

Cale after race

Door prizes and awards

Julie was Queen. She came in first in the ladies division.
I loved the broccoli scepter and the veggies award.