Be Bold 2023

A Thankful Thursday

A Thankful Thursday. Creative inspiration this working afternoon @ The Perch – Hymns / Casting Crowns. #thankfulgratefulblessed2023

Prayers for Nashville

Lord, please heal our land! #PrayersForNashville

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

‘Why should I feel discouraged Why should the shadows come Why should my heart feel lonely And long for heaven and home. When Jesus is my portion A constant friend is He His eye is on the sparrow And I know He watches over me. His eye is on the sparrow And I know He… Read more »

He Looked Beyond

‘… Amazing grace shall always be my song of praise For it was grace that brought my Liberty. I’ll never know just why he came to love me so He looked beyond my fault and saw all my need. I shall forever lift my eyes to Calvary To view the cross where Jesus died for… Read more »

I’ll Praise You in This Storm

‘And I’ll praise You in this storm And I will lift my hands For You are who You are No matter where I am/ And every tear I’ve cried You hold in Your hand You never left my side. And though my heart is torn I will praise You in this storm.’

Love is Patient..

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all… Read more »

He Will Carry You

‘There is no problem too big God cannot solve it. There is no mountain too tall God cannot move it. There is no storm too dark God cannot calm it. There is no sorrow too deep He cannot soothe it. If He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders I know my brother… Read more »

I Stand Amazed

A Sunday Standard. ‘I stand amazed in the presence Of Jesus the Nazarene, And wonder how He could love me, A sinner condemned, unclean. How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be: How marvelous! How wonderful! Is my Savior’s love for me!’ – CH Gabriel

The Goodness of God

‘I love You, LordFor Your mercy never fails meAll my days, I’ve been held in Your handsFrom the moment that I wake upUntil I lay my headOh, I will sing of the goodness of God And all my life You have been faithfulAnd all my life You have been so, so goodWith every breath that… Read more »

Creative Inspiration

Creative inspiration this working afternoon @ West Court–my favorite Hymns project by Casting Crowns. #BeBold2023

I am Determined

Throwback Thursday lyrics to the early years. ‘Darkness around me, sorrow surrounds me; Though there be trials, still I can sing. For I have this treasure – my God reigns within me, And I am determined to live for the King. I am determined to be invincible ‘Til He has finished His purpose in me…. Read more »

Let Things Go

‘Let things go. Don’t revert back. Quit hiding. Stop holding grudges. Repent of your stuff. You know what it is. and if you don’t—ask Him to show you. As much as we have conversations of how dark and crazy the world is getting— Be the light! How? Let that Light in. Humble yourself. Surrender. Serve.’-… Read more »

Each Step I Take

‘At times I feel my faith begin to waver, When up ahead I see a chasm wide. It’s then I turn and look up to my Savior, I am strong when He is by my side. Each step I take I know that He will guide me; To higher ground He ever leads me on…. Read more »

No One Ever Cared

‘I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus, Since I found in Him a friend so strong and true. I would tell you how He changed my life completely; He did something no other friend could do. No one ever cared for me like Jesus; There’s no other friend so kind as… Read more »

Hey Friend.

hey, friend…on this pre-Valentine’s Day weekend. I pray that you will receive healing for yourself and those you love. His peace will occupy your heart and home. You will be lead into all the purposes He has for your life. His love, grace and compassion will occupy your countenance and your actions. And this day,… Read more »

Make Prayer a Priority

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6 NIV


‘Through the fire, through the flood, through the water, through the blood; Through the dry and barren places, through life’s dense and maddening mazes, through the pain, and through the glory’ Through it all we’ll tell the story, of the God whose power and mercy, will not fail to take us…through.’ – GVB

Angels Among Us

‘They wear so many faces, show up in the strangest places To grace us with their mercy in our time of need Oh, I believe there are angels among us Sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours To show us how to live, to… Read more »

Begin My Day

In the quiet moments, stress spaces and in the hectic places let my day begin and end with God.

A Blessed Day

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. – Proverbs 16:3 NIV

God is Able

“Our God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20

Morning by Morning

Morning by morning, new mercies I see. #greatisthyfaithfulness

These Days

‘I’ve been out walking I don’t do too much talking these days These days. These days I seem to think a lot About the things that I forgot to do. These days. And if I seem to be afraid Please, don’t confront me with my failures I had not forgotten them These days.’

Be that ONE Today

Be that ONE today. #BeBold2023


2023. no matter storms or sun, sail on, my friend… with the lifeline of endurance. the compass of encouragement. the anchor of Hope. love, kt

Happy 2023.

Many months in 2022 and specifically December have been brutal to many of us – grief, painful loss, personal health, COVID, fires, floods, frozen pipes, discouragement have enveloped us. Tonight, together we put these behind us. Tomorrow is a new day, a new year and a renewed spirit. God bless you and love you all…. Read more »

Jesus Led Me All the Way

‘All the way my Savior leads me What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His faithful mercies? Who through life has been my guide, Heavenly peace, divinest comfort Ere by faith in Him to dwell For I know whate’er fall me Jesus doeth all things well, All of the way my Savior leads… Read more »

For I Know the One

I know not why God’s wondrous grace To me He hath made known, Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love Redeemed me for His own. Refrain: But “I know Whom I have believed, And am persuaded that He is able To keep that which I’ve committed Unto Him against that day.” – Daniel Whittle 1883

A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Let your heart be light From now on Our troubles will be out of sight. Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yule-tide gay From now on Our troubles will be miles away. Here we are as in olden days Happy golden days of yore Faithful friends who… Read more »

Never Forget the Difference You Make

‘Then peeled the bells more loud and deep God IS NOT dead, nor doth He sleep The wrong shall fail, the right prevail With peace on Earth, good will to men.’

The God Who Sees

‘I’m the God who sees you in your wilderness Sees you in your brokenness; When you’re feeling lonely, I’m the God who sees In the desert places, in your empty spaces I’m the God who sees. I’m nearer than you dare believe Here in the very air you breathe I’m the God who sees.’- ANCM

Never Alone

We’re Never Alone | FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.’ Deuteronomy 31:6 Two thousand years ago, a solitary figure stood out in history. The Bible says the… Read more »

Day by Day

1 Day by day and with each passing moment, Strength I find to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. He whose heart is kind beyond all measure Gives unto each day what he deems best– Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure, Mingling… Read more »

Total Praise

‘Lord, I will lift my eyes to the hills Knowing my help is coming from You. Your peace You give me in time of the storm: You are the source of my strength You are the strength of my life I lift my hands in total praise to You.’

Then God Stepped In

A Thankful Thursday. Always Faithful. Always just when we need it…and THEN God stepped in.


Storms. A Thankful Thursday respite to the lyrics of a Mosie Lister classic I have played and/or sang hundreds (probably much more) times since my early years. So many in my beloved Tribe are going through some really tough storms right now–just a reminder this morning that God will keep, hold, sustain you and your… Read more »


It does not make things easy; it makes them possible.  Luke 1:37

Hard Times

Hard times not only SHAPE our character, they also REVEAL our character.  #ICanDoAllThings  

Isaiah 43

Isaiah 43 is one of my favorites. This passage–and my favorite vs. 31. Mounting up with wings as eagles; running and not being weary; walking and not fainting. For this Tuesday – have a blessed day everyone.

Forever I am Grateful

‘You have led me through the fire In the darkest night You are close like no other I’ve known You as a Father I’ve known You as a Friend And I have lived in the goodness of God. And all my life You have been faithful. And all my life You have been so, so… Read more »

What Virginia Lost

What Virginia lost: The pain of 3 players killed in shooting stretches beyond the football community. May God provide comfort and peace to each family & the Cavalier Nation.

There is a Place

Early Friday morning creative inspiration from GVB. Have a blessed day everyone. ‘Come, my child, there is a place When you’re lost, you will be found You’ll be safe, and you’ll belong You will hear the sweetest sound This is the place where we pray This is the place where we cry This is the… Read more »

Just Keep Trusting

Was driving back into West Court from a meeting earlier today–singing myself happy as Mother would often do. A sing-a-long chorus just popped into my head that goes back to our Youth Group trips/gatherings @ Morningside – our beloved life friends Butch Howard & Johnny Wise on the guitars; camps and camp fires, long bus… Read more »

After the Storm

Calling it a night–just a grueling past few days–those who are self employed and/or own your own business will understand these days will come around at times in our journey that we just have to grit it out with every ounce we have inside us. But we are better for it after the passage through…. Read more »

Nail Pierced Hands

“don’t let your hearts be troubled.” Jesus said. “in Me you will have peace”. He said that, too. yet, we worry away our days. “don’t be surprised”—the Word says. yet, we often are. today… let those nailed pierced hands draw you to Himself— into all that is true and all that is eternal.


Creative inspiration this night @ West Court with EHSS. Geat lyrics…’Remind me where my Strength is from. I’m overwhelmed. I’m overrun. But I’m holding on.’ #Overcome ‘You say, “Hold every thought captive” But my thoughts have chains on me You say, “Faith can move the mountains” God, help my unbelief Every doubt keeps pulling me… Read more »

Heavenly Sunlight

Creative Inspiration tonight from an audio tape of a circa @ 1970 Jack Green Revival service (Bro. Jack annually conducted a Spring and Fall Revival each year @ my Dad’s churches. Congregational singing off the charts – a vintage standard published in 1899 that many of you will remember. Definitely heard my Dad shouting in… Read more »

Be BOLD and Encouraged

Psalm 27:1 reads, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” BE BOLD and encouraged this day, for the Lord is with you always.

He Touched Me

Sunday morning inspiration – a vintage (and favorite) Gaither classic. Have a blessed day everyone. ‘Since I met this blessed Savior, Since He cleansed and made me whole, I will never cease to praise Him, I’ll shout it while eternity rolls He touched me, oh He touched me, And oh the joy that floods my… Read more »

23,741 Days

In the late night hours 23,740 days in my rear view mirror this very night, my Dad paced the halls outside the surgery wing at the old Greenville General Hospital. The doctors were not encouraging at all–they would do everything they could to save Mother’s life but the cancer had ravaged her and with limited… Read more »

Pause & Reflect

For a beloved Friend this morning. #PAUSE&REFLECT ‘She finds herself awake again, all throughout the night — when the evening blurs into the morning sky, and still, peace is not in sight. The room is quiet but her thoughts are loud, her mind lost in the wild of her worries. Struggling in silence, she keeps… Read more »

Any Good at All

The all of my life–the favor, the blessings, the ‘any good at all” in my life is simply and amazingly a result of who He is in spite of who I am.


I am thinking I first heard (and played) this vintage Southern Gospel and church choir standard by Mosie Lister in the early Roanoke years–written in 1958. A lot of Storms for so many of us these past few years–and they get relentless it seems – but they were not sent to break us… Finishing up… Read more »

My Chains Are Gone

Creative inspiration this working Thursday night @ West Court by Chris Tomlin. #unendinglove #amazinggrace ‘My chains are gone I’ve been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me. And like a flood His mercy reigns Unending love, amazing Grace.’

Never Been Out of His Care

A vintage Dallas Holm classic in the early hours this chilly working Wednesday morning @ West Court. Have a blessed day everyone. ‘The eyes of God are upon me He sees everything I do The arms of God are around me They keep me safe and secure And He knows where I am Every hour… Read more »

Only Souls

Shared from a Friend. SPOT ON. If only our eyes saw SOULS…

My Life is In Your Hands

Early morning P&W with Kathy Triccoli this Sunday morning @ West Court. Have a blessed Day everyone. ‘Life can be so good. Life can be so hard. Never knowing what each day Will bring to where You are. Sometimes I forget And sometimes I can’t see That whatever comes my way You’ll be with me…. Read more »

Trust His Heart

God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart. When you are so weak that you cannot do much more than cry, you coin diamonds with both your eyes. – Charles Spurgeon

No More Night

Wrapping up a long work day at the Perch @ West Court. Saddened this night by the loss of several young men in their 30’s these past few days–my heart goes out to the families–just so tragically heartbreaking. Several funerals and services the next few days. May God be with their families and friends; surround… Read more »

Just Breathe

When you need to clear your head and your heart–a much needed quiet serene Sunday afternoon Drive on the Parkway–route to Brevard & head north. Our Creator is the most Masterful Artist. And Fall is my favorite. #JustBreathe

He’s My Friend.

1 Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my all; He is my strength from day to day, Without Him I would fall: When I am sad, to Him I go, No other one can cheer me so; When I am sad, He makes me glad, He’s my friend. (1904)

Peace Like a River

I grew up singing a chorus at church in our Roanoke & Morningside years – maybe you remember it? The first verse was “I’ve got peace like a river.” The second verse was “I’ve got love like an ocean.” And the third was “I’ve got joy like a fountain.” It even had hand motions! We… Read more »

Wisdom Thoughts for a Thursday

Shared from a friend. Wisdom thoughts for today–Have a great Thursday everyone. My Grandmother always cooked tasty food. But one day, she put a burnt pie in front of my Grandpa. Not just a little burnt, but black as coal. I waited to see what my Grandpa would say. But he just ate the pie… Read more »

Loving God

Wrapping up a blessed & busy Tuesday here at The Perch @ West Court. Loving God. God is good. God is Faithful. #HopeFueled2022 #BeBold2023

Our Story

No matter what our path is and where our story takes us, God is always there to guide the way. He has perfectly created each of our stories, chapter by chapter, as a part of His plan. All because He loves us. Unconditionally. Amazingly. 💙 One of my favorite early years P&W choruses came to... Read more »