Be Bold 2023

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.

Overcome

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.

Storms

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 »