Be Bold 2023

I Surrender All

All to Jesus I surrenderAll to Him I freely giveI will ever love and trust HimIn His presence daily live. All to Jesus I surrenderHumbly at His feet I bow.Worldly pleasures all forsakenTake me, Jesus, take me now. I surrender allI surrender all.All to Thee my blessed SaviorI surrender all.

Master of the Wind

‘My boat of life sails on a troubled sea Ever there’s a wind in my sail. But I have a Friend who watches over me When the breeze turns into a gale. I know the Master of the wind. I know the Maker of the rain. He can calm the storm And make the sun… Read more »

Grace For The Moment

“Grace is God as heart surgeon, cracking open your chest, removing your heart—poisoned as it is with pride and pain—and replacing it with His own. Rather than tell you to change, He creates the change. Do you clean up so He can accept you? No, He accepts you and begins cleaning you up.” – Max… Read more »

But GOD.

Monday Motivation. We prayed for a yes, but we got a no. We hoped for good news, but it came in bad. But we have seen God do miracles before, so we’ll continue to cling to “but God” as we face moments of struggle. “But God” is the promise of continuation in our journey, carrying… Read more »

Holidays and Grief

Shared from a Friend. ‘Loss can be even louder during the holiday months and change the lens through which you see and feel everything: Twinkling lights seem as though they’ve dimmed somehow. The sparkle has dulled. The music has quieted. The joy, hope, and magic of the season feels out of reach. Grief doesn’t take… Read more »

God Will Make A Way

A Don Moen standard throughout my adult life. ‘God will make a way Where there seems to be no way He works in ways we cannot see He will make a way for me He will be my guide Hold me closely to His side With love and strength for each new day He will… Read more »

A Firm Grip

Wrapping up a chilly work night here @ The Perch. One of my favorite chapel venues – Cliffs Glassy HOA is a valued client. Our collaborative partner Stephen Vitosky produced extraordinary drone video footage and production a few years back featuring the magnificent views and expansive golf footage. Worth the visit to Tonight’s promise–‘I’ll… Read more »

Gratitude on this Thankful Tuesday

Lyrics of favorite church congregational chorus on this Thankful Tuesday. Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone. ‘Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One; give thanks, because he’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One; give thanks, because he’s given Jesus… Read more »

Thanks & Giving

Just got back in @ The Perch. So very thankful for our Monday Morning Prayer & Bible Study Group–our 5th year now–an eclectic mix of downtown business owners, pastoral staff from over a dozen different congregations of all faiths and creeds and inner city community leaders. It’s interesting as I am the old ‘goat’ in… Read more »

Trust His Heart

Creative inspiration this working Sunday afternoon @ The Perch with Babbie Mason. One of my favorites–and for a beloved one inside my Sister Tribe Circle this day–a message for you as well. ‘All things work for our good Though sometimes we don’t see How they could. Struggles that break our hearts in two Sometimes blind… Read more »

Broken Crayons Still Color

Mental Health Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Praying This Night

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34‬:‭18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Hello November

Hello November! Fall back, Fall down, Fall over, Fall in, Fall out. #BringItOn

Make A Difference Monday

15 lessons from A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter: 1. Value your family and friends. They are the most important people in your life. 2. Be humble and compassionate. Treat everyone with respect, regardless of their social status or background. 3. Work hard and be persistent. Don’t be afraid to set ambitious… Read more »

Jesus Will Still Be There

A working Sunday afternoon creative inspiration @ The Perch with Point of Grace vintage vinyl. One of my favorites. ‘Things change, plans fail. You look for love on a grander scale. Storms rise, hopes fade And you place your bets on another day. When the going gets tough, when the ride’s too rough, When you’re… Read more »

He Cares For You

For a beloved Sister Friend this night. Wrapping up @ The Perch–#GoTigers. Prayers for so many tonight. Much love for all. ‘When the world seems cold and your friends seem few, There is someone who cares for you; When you’ve tears in your eyes, your heart bleeds inside, There is someone who cares for you…. Read more »

He Weeps With Us

A powerful message below. Those times and private moments when we felt we were crying alone–He weeps with us. Night all–JAGS on Prime tonight–Trevor is active–just anxious about the knee. Prayers for so many this night; dear friends lost their Mom today–I know that grief first hand. Love you all. More. #HeWeepsWithUs

Be Thou My Vision

My daily prayer. 🙏 “Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art Thou my best thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light”

Have Thine Own Way

Traditional invitational hymns of the church have been a part of my life since a child. I remember innumerable times they have convicted my heart –Just As I Am, Almost Persuaded–countless others – but this sacred hymn always would pierce the deepest parts of my soul. Admittedly and sadly, it was not until my adult… Read more »

El shaddai

Vintage Amy Grant resonating @ The Perch this working Thursday morning. ‘Through Your love and through the ram You saved the son of Abraham Through the power of Your hand Turned the sea into dry land To the outcast on her knees You were the God who really sees And by Your might You set… Read more »

A Prayer for Israel

Heavenly Father, The psalmist tells us to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” So I pray for peace for Your chosen people, Israel, and their beloved city today. You have planned for Israel, provided for Israel, and protected Israel for thousands of years. But as in days of old, there are those today who seek… Read more »

If We Could Look

A thought to ponder this night. Wrapping up @ ThePerch. Prayer gathering with my Bible Study brothers and many of their wives and kiddos earlier tonight was so wonderful and needful. Prayers for so many hurting tonight–especially our Friends in Israel that are waking to a new day. Father, protect each from harm’s way and… Read more »

That’s the God I Know

‘The One I know will go, to the darkest place to reach you No matter how far, He’ll come to where you are to meet you. The One I know will stay when others go away and leave you If you think that God is far away and cold, that s not the God I… Read more »

They Must Be Crushed

yes, the world is getting crazier and crazier. it doesn’t take long to hear this statement in conversations. but, this observation still needs to come back to ourselves. what are You requiring of ME, God? what are you after in ME? that still small voice says— “to be broken bread and poured out wine”. letting… Read more »

Redeemer of the Rain

‘Every problem that we face Is sifted by the Father Through hands of grace He uses sorrow to draw us To call us closer to His side It’s in the middle of the storm We learn to trust That He is always watching over us Redeemer of the rain The Lord will never waste our… Read more »


Just when you thought you could somehow outrun Him You’re chased down by mercy as He proves there’s nothing That His blood can’t cover And His arms can’t reach to redeem. Just when you thought you exhausted His kindness His gentle compassion pulls you out of hiding Just when you thought that His grace somehow… Read more »

All is Well

‘Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say: It is well, it is well with my soul.’ Wrapping up a busy working Friday @ The Perch. Grateful for several month end projects finishing up this week. God blesses our small business far more than ever deserved. In a meeting earlier today with a referred… Read more »

10,000 Reasons

‘The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning It’s time to sing Your song again Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me Let me be singing when the evening comes Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul Worship His holy name Sing like never before, O my soul I’ll worship Your… Read more »

Trust Him

Creative working inspiration this morning @ The Perch w/Janet Paschal. One of my favorites– ‘God will make a way Where there seems to be no way He works in ways we cannot see He will make a way for me. He will be my guide Hold me closely to His side With love and strength… Read more »

His Heart is Big Enough

‘You say you’ve been gone, for so long You’re just not sure, which way is home. You’re almost too tired to walk You’re so worn out, from being alone He is right there beside you And He wants you to know He still cares, He still wants you For His own. His heart is, big… Read more »

I Just Keep Trusting

This working Friday morning @ The Perch has been filled with twists and turns and potholes – but a few minutes ago this chorus that dates back to my Morningside Youth Group years popped into my stretched insane but creative mind. Sometimes, God just sends us a song.

Prayer of Blessing

A Thursday morning Prayer of Blessing. ‘The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace. ‘- Numbers 6:24-26 Amen.

All I Have Needed

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! “Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!” Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—… Read more »

Life Lessons

Still learning life lessons.

God, We Believe

Creative working inspiration tonight @ The Perch by CeCe Winans. Yep, the old man is still up. ♪ Move the immovable. Break the unbreakable. God, we believe. God, we believe for it. From the impossible, we’ll see a miracle. God, we believe. God, we believe for it ♪♪ – Prayers for many tonight before bed…. Read more »


9-9-32. My Dad was actually a twin – his baby sister died in childbirth. I suspect that is why MeMaw held her apron strings really tight with my Dad – her baby son. Tomorrow would have been 91–10 months younger than Mother. Heaven is timeless – no day nor night – time will be no… Read more »

By The Way of The Cross

Brenda Ruppe Hurte has ALWAYS been one of my favorite female vocalists back to the days of The Ruppes, her solo leads at Temple BC, and her cameos with her daughters Sisters. Creative inspiration @ The Perch this afternoon via a video feed from Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Annual Gospel Sing. The Bridge is quite amazing… Read more »

Be Thankful for the Stall

Trust God’s timing, not our own.

“Eyes on Me”

‘oh, i have had my seasons— of wandering, scrambling…lost. if it wasn’t for the goodness of God, the patience, the love— i would have drowned. “eyes on Me.” “eyes on Me.” He repeatedly said. sailors used the north star as a reference point— to find their way home. may you and i set our faces… Read more »

Talk to God

Wrapping up a steamy work day in and out of The Perch. A few thoughts for tonight. Don’t underestimate the power of a simple conversation with God. He’s not looking for fancy words or elaborate prayers. He just wants to hear from you, His beloved child. He’s always listening with an open heart. Prayers tonight… Read more »

Holy Forever

Friday morning creative inspiration @ The Perch by Chris Tomlin. Have a blessed day everyone. ‘If you’ve been forgiven and if you’ve been redeemed Sing the song forever to the Lamb If you walk in freedom and if you bear His name Sing the song forever to the Lamb We’ll sing the song forever and… Read more »

Faults, Failures and Forgiveness

We talked and prayed together about this at our Monday morning Prayer and Bible Study. Faults I have many. Failures, quite a few. Forgiving is all encompassing for us all. The only way to just let go and go on with life. Every day. Colossians 3:13

Twice a Child

— TWICE A CHILD — ‘Counting only the days Never thinking of the weeks. Jumping ditches and climbing trees Drinking water from a spigot Making tents under the kitchen table. Hanging out with friends Forgetting the day has to end. Never wearing fancy clothes No need for the latest trend. Never thinking of money Never… Read more »

When Prayers Come Hardest

When we are going through trials, discouragement–or maybe a day that everything seems to be going haywire–and we wonder all the why’s, if’s, when’s, where’s, how’s of how we are going to just make it through the day….admittedly, that is when prayers come hardest. Encouragement for today is to be thankful in all things–even the… Read more »

Sometimes It Takes A Mountain

Sometimes it takes a mountain to trust You and believe. Have a blessed Tuesday everyone.

Do Not Be Surprised

“Do not be surprised…” I read it so many times in the scriptures— and yet admittedly, I am. I know you are, too. I pray for “a peace be still” for all of us and our loved ones, a grace to move through the days and His love to hold and keep us as He… Read more »

I Then Shall Live

A working Saturday morning @ The Perch – creative inspiration today by all things Gaither. One of my favorite Gloria lyrics. ‘I then shall live as one who’s been forgiven. I’ll walk with joy to know my debts are paid. I know my name is clear before my Father; I am His child and I… Read more »

An Amazing Day

What turns a simple day into an amazing day is what we do with the little details… Have an AMAZING Friday everyone.

Choose Joy

This balmy Thursday night, may we follow Jesus to the edges of our comfort boundaries to get a glimpse of where He’s taking us. May faith arise within us and hope fill our hearts. Breathe a prayer of thanks with me tonight knowing that God is far kinder than we can fathom and far more… Read more »

He’s Been Faithful

Creative inspiration this working afternoon@ The Perch by A Night of Worship w/ Brooklyn Tab. Amazingly thankful each day for my ‘All in One’ work and living space. I am beyond blessed. Thank you Father. Latest – Taranda & He’s Been Faithful … In my own suffering Through every pain every tear There’s a God… Read more »

Living in the Goodness of God

So thankful for our Monday morning Bible Study & Prayer Group. Our August studies are on Living in the Goodness of God. I got chills this morning as our Group Leader led us in closing Worship…what a way to start a week. #thankfulgratefulblessed … I love You, Lord For Your mercy never fails me All… Read more »

God Never Gives Up On Us

For all the struggler’s among us and the fumbler within us. For those of us who are part saint, part scoundrel. We mean well, but do well? Well, we don’t always. We have breakthroughs, for sure, but breakdowns as well, often in the same hour. We need no reminder of our failures. We have not… Read more »

Under His Wings

‘He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence…. Read more »

In Christ Alone

A Friday Promise for all of us. God is truly our hope, our light and our strength. He stands by us through every single trial and tribulation and never abandons us. When we put our trust in Him, the most amazing changes start to happen in our lives. One of my favorite P&W anthems. “In… Read more »

Grace That is Greater

From a Celebration Service for a family Friend earlier today. Her favorite choir hymn. Also favorite of Evangelist Jack Green – revivals at Dad’s churches all my childhood. I miss the old congregational hymns. 1 Marvelous grace of our loving Lord, Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt! Yonder on Calvary’s mount out-poured– There… Read more »

Bless Our August, Lord.

Bless OUR August, Lord. ‘His Power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine.’ -Ephesians 3:20

He’ll Find A Way

‘And at times your heart is breaking With a pain that’s so intense And all you hold a broken pieces To life that makes no sense He wants to lift you up and hold you And mend each torn event He’ll pick up the pieces That you though that all been spent God will find… Read more »

You Call Me Yours

Wrapping up a thankfully busy work Friday night sunset with my piano therapy @ The Perch/West Court. Sandi Patti songbook. One of my favorite of her lyrics- -‘You see me for my heart and not the bruises’-a ‘deep look into my life mirror’. I hope it touches you as well. Prayers for many that are… Read more »

A Majestic Sunrise

Nothing better than a majestic Sunrise @ Pretty Place. ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the Hills..’ Have a blessed Thursday everyone.

Whispering Hope

When life tests us, we can stand firm with Hope and in Faith believe in HIS plan–even when His answer is ‘wait’, ‘not yet’, or ‘no’. One of my beloved lyrical favorites from the Red Back Hymnal I grew up with as a child. #WhisperingHope ‘If in the dusk of the twilight Dim be the… Read more »

I Need Thee

‘I need Thee every hour Most gracious Lord. No tender voice like Thine Can peace afford. I need Thee, O I need Thee Every hour I need Thee. O bless me now, my Savior I come to Thee.’

Worthy is Your Name

Working Friday night inspiration @ The Perch. … And now my shame is gone I stand amazed in Your love undeniable; Your grace goes on and on And I will sing of Your goodness forevermore. … Worthy is Your name, Jesus You deserve the praise. Worthy is Your name Worthy is Your name, Jesus You… Read more »


… Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Happy 4th of July

O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! May you, your family & all who gather with you have a blessed, safe and Happy 4th of… Read more »

Rather Have Jesus

‘…Than to be the king of a vast domain And be held in sin’s dread sway I’d rather have Jesus than anything This world affords today.’ #ratherhavejesus

There Was Jesus

“In the waiting, in the searching In the healing and the hurting Like a blessing buried in the broken pieces Every minute, every moment Where I’ve been and where I’m going Even when I didn’t know it or couldn’t see it There was Jesus For this man who needs amazing kind of grace For forgiveness… Read more »

God Will Make A Way

Creative inspiration this working Sunday afternoon @ The Perch with one of my favorites Greatest Hits of Janet Paschal. Love the lyric – ‘God will gently hold you in the shelter of His Heart and carve a road for you to carry on.’ How much I know that first hand. #GodWillMakeAWay ‘When a wall of… Read more »

Eyes on Jesus

A beautiful bright working morning @ The Perch– setting my eyes on my Jesus. His words, His promises. His heart grabs mine towards His—with grace upon grace. I am seen. I am loved. I am blessed. i will continue to sing with Hope. Paying attention to even the most mundane moments to show kindness. And… 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.’ #myhappyplace

A Few Good Men

Remembering two generations of our Looper legacy this Father’s Day weekend – my Uncle Lloyd & my Dad AND my cousins Billy & Scott; each a devoted Father, Brother, Husband; each served our God faithfully with love and compassion and loved all of us immensely. Happy Heavenly Father’s Day to these four (4) Looper Legacy… Read more »

Just Be Held

Creative inspiration this morning @The Perch by Casting Crowns. ‘If your eyes are on the storm You’ll wonder if I love you still But if your eyes are on the cross You’ll know I always have and I always will. And not a tear is wasted In time, you’ll understand I’m painting beauty with the… Read more »

Happy Father’s Day

My earliest memories of my childhood were of traveling in the car- between hospital visits, funerals, radio broadcasts, door to door canvasing, and revivals almost every week while pastoring a church – but those times were with you–for within those very few hours each day, I had you ALL to myself. You were brilliant, tireless,… Read more »

Twilight Tuesday Prayer

A prayer for a Twilight Tuesday. Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your unfailing presence and support in my life. Help me to trust in Your guidance and to rely on Your strength as I face the challenges and obstacles that come my way. Please remind me that You are always by my side, holding my… Read more »

Speak to the Mountains

Sunday night creative inspiration @ The Perch @ West Court. ‘… There’s no mountain too high No valley too low There’s no fear that I have He doesn’t already know. There’s no problem too big There’s no weapon too strong There is nothing for God that’s impossible. … Oh, I won’t be shaken Oh, I… Read more »

Life is a Journey

Life is a journey. Sometimes courage is built in the toughest storms.

Keeps Me Singing

1 There’s within my heart a melody; Jesus whispers sweet and low, “Fear not, I am with you, peace, be still,” in all of life’s ebb and flow. Refrain: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, sweetest name I know, fills my every longing, keeps me singing as I go. – Luther Bridgers (1910)

The Very Burden

“Give your burdens to the LORD, and He will take care of you.” – Psalm 55:22

The Love of God

3 Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made; were every stalk on earth a quill, and everyone a scribe by trade; to write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry; nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky. O love… Read more »

We Must Stand

‘The days of just the occasional sipping on the fountain of faith no longer suffice. We must stand beneath the waterfall of God’s goodness and become baptized with everything God has to give us—through His Scripture; through His saints; through worship; through tools; and anything else we can do to stay strong, because these are… Read more »


I asked a friend who has crossed 70 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself? He sent me the following: 1. After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself. 2. I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not… Read more »

Mother’s Day Week

Mother’s Day Week. Admittedly and privately to all of us who miss our Mom’s intensely, we just try to make it through it. Our Mom’s were our Hero’s–extraordinary examples of God’s love to us in its highest realm. We have loved them from the first time we opened our eyes. They have loved us though… Read more »

I Will Not Fear

I choose to put my faith in God – He is always and forever faithful – and I will not fear.

Surely Goodness Surely Mercy

‘The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want In green pastures He makes me lie down He restores my soul and leads me on for His name For His great name Surely goodness, surely mercy Right beside me all my days And I will dwell in Your house forever And bless Your holy name.’

The Blessing

The Lord bless you And keep you Make His face shine upon you And be gracious to you. The Lord turn His Face toward you And give you peace.

Stepping on Shore

‘But just think of stepping on shore And finding it Heaven Of touching a hand and finding it God’s Of breathing new air and finding it celestial Of waking up in glory and finding it Home.’

I’d Rather Have Jesus

‘I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold I’d rather be His than have riches untold. I’d rather have Jesus than houses or land I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand. Than to be the king of a vast domain And be held in sin’s dread sway. I’d rather have Jesus than anything This… Read more »

The Good Shepherd

His sheep can hear His voice. How amazing, we are left in awe of who our Savior is and how He loves us. ‘O How He Loves you; O How He loves me; O How He Loves you and me.’

God’s Love

The Lord has a love for you that we can hardly comprehend. He will run after you like a shepherd does for a lost sheep, going into the wilderness just to find you. He will get down in the mud and the mess and isn’t intimidated by whatever situation you are in. But He loves… Read more »

Prayers for Louisville

Our prayers and thoughts are with loved ones and families of those killed and injured in the Louisville mass shooting today. Several of the bank officers were beloved friends of our Louisville RE/MAX clients. May our God bring peace and healing to all those affected by this senseless act.

One Day

Living He loved me. Dying He saved me. Buried He Carried My sins far away. Rising He justified Freely forever. One Day He’s coming O Glorious Day.

It Is Finished

Good Friday, 3 pm – 34 At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “Listen, he is calling for Elijah.” 36 And someone ran, filled a sponge with… Read more »

Rise Again

‘Go ahead, drive the nails in My hands; Laugh at me, where you stand Go ahead, and say it isn’t Me; The day will come, when you will see ‘Cause I’ll rise, again Ain’t no power on earth can keep Me down! Yes, I’ll rise, again Death can’t keep Me in the ground.’ #RiseAgain

Ten Thousand Angels

‘They bound the hands of Jesus in the garden where He prayed They led Him thru the streets in shame. They spat upon the Savior so pure and free from sin They said, “crucify Him: He’s to blame He could have called ten thousand angels To destroy the world and set Him free. He could… Read more »

When God Ran

A Thankful Tuesday. ‘Almighty God, the Great I am Immovable Rock, Omnipotent, Powerful Awesome Lord. Victorious Warrior, Commanding King of Kings Mighty Conqueror and the only time The only time I ever saw Him run Was when; He ran to me He took me in His arms Held my head to His chest Said my… Read more »

Palm Sunday Blessings

‘I am now under That beautiful wonder of Grace That erased all my past. I feel the heartbeat of mercy inside me And now I have found joy at last. I live in freedom that chains cannot bind And I won’t look back on what I’ve left behind. High on the mountain of sorrow and… Read more »

Celebrating 23 Years

April 1 2000-2023. The Twenty Three (23) Years of Carolina Creative. GRATEFUL – for our amazing clients and associates. THANKFUL – for our Tribe of close friends and allies that keep me encouraged and motivated each day. BLESSED – beyond anything I could dream of or deserve. God is Faithful. To God be the glory,… Read more »

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 »