Mar 07, 2017
” The Lord made a decree and a law for them and there he tested them. ‘If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians for I am the Lord who heals you.'” Exodus 15:26
The children of Israel had experienced GREAT Victory in Chapter 15 of Exodus.
What was it?
THE RED SEA had parted.. The Israelites began to sing with Moses praises to the God who delivers -” The Lord Will reign forever and ever”… ” Your right hand ,O Lord shattered the enemy… Who is like YOU– Majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?”…Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse and the rider he has hurled into the sea.. Exodus 15: 6b,18, 21
For 21 verses they gave honor and worship to the God who does Reign in all things. There was dancing with tambourines and a recounting of what God did when he saved them from their enemies.
They were remembering their God…
THIS was a MIGHTY VICTORY– dramatic, conclusive, supernatural.
Mighty Victory calls for Encompassing Praise… BUT following spiritual triumph ALWAYS…. is VULNERABILITY.
The enemy of the soul searched for a way to turn enCOURAGEment into disCOURAGEment.
As you can see COURAGE is a part of both words.
When they begin to look at Monday morning life in all its uneven challenges, their God focus changed.
Traveling from the Red Sea encounter– Moses led them through the Desert of Shur 3 days without water. When they came to Marah( which means Bitter), the water was bitter, undrinkable..
Grumbling dissatifaction claimed their hearts once again and they complained to Moses, ” What are we to drink?”
The “Intervention of the God of the Impossible” was forgotten in the moment of expedient desire.
Why did they not stop and pray for water?
Why did they not think about God’s recent manifestation of power?
Why did they depend on Moses alone?
No wondered they wondered 40 years…. and yet God always provided…in spite of their adolescent fickle faith.
Moses did know what to do and he did it– He “cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.”v.25
Be SURE you will find yourself in Shur after great break through.
Because you cannot camp out there. The air is too rich.
Basking in any victory too long stokes ego and self- adulation.
God had directed Moses to take them to the desert and into Marah. He knew the water would be bitter and they would have to turn their focus back to their MAKER for provision.
He knew Moses would come to Him with the need and HE ANSWERED MOSES!
How many times are we guilty of complaining to every one else when the God of the Universe is waiting and watching to see if we will REMEMBER HIM.
In the desert of Shur when they arrived at Marah, if they had gathered in prayer with their petition accompanied by thanksgiving and gratitude praising the God who delivers– who has never failed them– perhaps their 40 year sojourn could have been shortened …for the character of ” Life with God “requires worship on every day in any situation.– forever! In fact the scripture tells us he was ” testing them.”
He still does for we too forget.
How His heart must yearn for his children today to seek Him.
Most of the of the time it is through scripture that we hear His voice speaking to us–guiding us down the road..
Does our daily dependency rest upon Him?
Does He still enter calamity and deliver?
Is He the Consummate Provider?
HE was for Moses.
He will be for you and me.
The obedience of one Godly man changed the day…continued to do so day after day.
It still does.
Look what happened:
If they had sat down in the desert and comped there,discontented and and disappointed in God– they would NEVER have experienced the next miracle– the plenty God had planned ahead for them down the road to ELIM where there were 12 springs and 70 palm trees.
Moses kept them moving through the desert.
Moses obeyed God and the water became sweet.
Moses’ prayer reached heaven.
God delivered… again.
We must live in a relationship to God steeped with expectancy found through His Word and in His presence daily.
When we do– we will know His provision, grace and goodness. Then our hearts will live with a conscious ongoing praise unto the ONE who hears and provides. Psalm 4:3
This chapter begins with praise , descends into a pit and arrives at the promises of God with the benefit of an oasis of MORE ahead to be enjoyed.
Discontent could have kept them in Shur but Moses moved them on to Elim.
The Red Sea, Shur, Marah and Elim are places within our journey and God is present in all of them.
What will we do after the next victory in our lives?
How will we live when we become anxious or fearful?
Can we make it to the destination of ABUNDANCE known as ” MORE WITH GOD?”
DisCOURAGEment and enCOURAGEment are real.
Both require courage : courage to be and courage to move on.
As the old hymn reminds us, “Trust and obey for there ‘s no other way to be happy Jesus than to trust and obey.”
Move on down the road to Elim where Gods’ blessing for obedience awaits.
Along the journey with you,
Jan 14, 2017
“Now this is eternal life,that they may KNOW YOU, the only True God and Jesus Christ whom YOU have sent… ” John 17:3
As another year continues , we seek YOUR PLANS and bow down giving YOU praise and thanksgiving for the past.
YOU were there.
YOU were in it.
YOU carried us through.
Anxiety came to stifle peace.
New challenges presented fresh insights.
We opened the door and found YOU ahead of us.
There were gifts of HOPE, JOY and INCREDIBLE LOVE!
Holy God, YOU are never taken by surprise as we are.
That’s why Jesus came.
YOU knew we would need a Savior, a personal GOD to hold on, the Lover of our souls, an intercessor who ever seeks to keep our hearts delivered from other gods that vie for attention.
And they are always lurking…pride and ambition push their thoughts upon us BUT there are also inward pulls of self absorption, doubt and fear.
YOU OVERCOME— every time.
We are in YOU, so we can overcome!
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Name of Jesus and how fervently HE prays for us” Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name– the name you gave me so that they may be one as we are one.” John 17:11b
That we may become one– what a prayer!
Moment to moment a conscious surrender to YOU breaks the back of the oppressor and sets the captive free and that is necessary for us all.
What will YOU carry us through in the months ahead?
What joy will be ours?
What work will unfold?
What glory will be revealed?
I know YOU are already there.
What a triumph!
” As you have sent me into the world, I sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself that they too may be TRULY sanctified.” John 17:18
We will be sent out and set apart for YOUR GLORY!
Choose the places we are to go.
Close all doors except the ones YOU open.
Plan our schedules, Lord– where we are to be and with whom.
Give us strength to continue.
Shield us from the evil one.
YOUR prayer for us is also for ” those who will believe in me through their message.”
YOU care about people and so must we.
A praying life cares.
Develop it within us day after day.
You know the way for YOU ARE THE WAY.
Come Lord Jesus and bless each one who prays this prayer for their lives and embraces all YOU have planned for them.
” Every branch that does not bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” John 15:2
We will be pruned.
“He withdrew…to a solitary place.” Matthew 14:13
We must withdraw and pray.
” That night the Lord appeared to (Issac. ) Genesis 26:24
YOU still come when we call.
YOU come to us through circumstance, through others who care, through a RHEMA Word from YOUR WORD. YOU invade our thoughts and give us words to read, speak, sing — write.
We yearn for YOUR PRESENCE.
Call us dally.
We choose YOU.
YOU choose our way.
Hear our prayer for one another.
Accept our praise and gratitude.
KNOW that we trust in YOU alone.
In Jesus’ Name and Through His Life, I pray
May God Bless each of you,
What a glorious opportunity– a new work of prayer being birthed in YOU.
Dec 19, 2016
For with YOU is the fountain of Life; In YOUR LIGHT WE SEE LIGHT. Psalm 38:10
LIGHT ILLUMINES, REFLECTS, POINTS THE WAY, GUIDES, AND GUARDS FROM DANGER.
WE NEED LIGHT…PRACTICALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.
DARKNESS HIDES, HINDERS AND HOLDS US HOSTAGE .
JESUS CAME TO BRING AN ETERNAL LIGHT FOR ALL PEOPLE.
HIS BIRTH WAS PLANNED, BY A GOD OF LIGHT, ATTENDED BY ANGELS WHO SANG OF HIS LIGHT AND SHEPHERDS AND WISE MEN FOLLOWED A STAR TO DIRECT THEM TO TO THE MANAGER.
HOW DID MARY BIRTH A CHILD IN SUCH A PLACE?
THERE WAS WARMTH FROM THE ANIMALS, AN EARTHLY HELP MEET NAMED JOSEPH AND THE ENTOURAGE OF THOSE COMING TO PAY HOMAGE.
BUT, IT ALL BEGAN WITH MARY AND JOSEPH WHO TRUSTED THE LIGHT OF TRUTH.
MARY ACCEPTED THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN ANGEL THAT SHE HAD BEEN CHOSEN TO BE THE MOTHER OF THE CHRIST, CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT….” MAY IT BE TO ME AS YOU HAVE SAID.” LUKE 1:38
JOSEPH WAS ALERTED IN A DREAM ALSO BY AN ANGEL WHO CONFIRMED TO HIM THAT” MARY HAD CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT– A SON –” THEY WOULD CALL HIM “IMMANUEL”– WHICH MEANS GOD WITH US–
“WHEN JOSPEH WOKE UP HE DID WHAT THE ANGEL OF THE LORD HAD COMMANDED HIM AND TOOK MARY HOME AS HIS WIFE.” MATTHEW1:24
THESE CHOSEN ONES LIVED IN THE LIGHT OF DEVOTION , FAITH AND OBEDIENCE TO THE GOD THEY SERVED.
THEY HEARD AND OBEYED.
OBEDIENCE REQUIRES ACTION NOT JUST ASSENT.
IT IS AN AMAZING ACCOUNT OF TRANSPARENT LIVES , OPEN TO THE LEADING OF GOD’S DIVINE LIGHT.
THEY HAD HANDS ON INFLUENCE, LOVE AND WATCH CARE OVER THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
STARS IN THE HEAVENS WERE USED TO GUIDE THOSE COMING TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WHICH WOULD FOREVER PIERCE THE DARKNESS OF OUR WORLD– GENERATIONS, RACES, AGES WOULD KNOW HOW JESUS’ BIRTH WOULD CHANGE LIFE.
PARDON, FORGIVENESS. MERCY, GRACE RESTORATION WOULD ADORN HEARTS WHO RECEIVED HIM.
THE JOURNEY OF THE MANGER, CHILDHOOD, MANHOOD WOULD UNFOLD THE MISSION OF A LOVING GOD WHO WOULD RECONCILE A LOST WORLD UNTO HIMSELF THOUGH JESUS.
THE CROSS WOULD BE THE SYMBOL OF SACRIFICE AS JESUS’ BLOOD WAS POURED OUT FOR OUR SIN, ALL SIN, ALL MEN.
NOW THE CHRIST OF SCRIPTURES CAN LIVE WITHIN US BY HIS SPIRIT. HALLELUJAH!
” BUT TO AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM, TO THEM HE GAVE THE RIGHT TO BE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD.”JOHN 1:12
WE CAN HEAR, RECEIVE , BELIEVE AND THEN BELONG.
ONLY YOU CAN CHOOSE.
BY OPENING UP YOUR HEART IN PRAYER– INVITING HIM TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE, TO CLEANSE YOU OF ALL THE SIN THAT HAS BEEN WEIGHTING YOU DOWN BURYING ALL HOPE. CONFESSION OF SIN IS THE DOOR TO OPEN .
HE WILL COME.
IF YOU DO THIS– HIS LIGHT WILL BECOME COMPELLING– IN THE WORD OF GOD, THROUGH PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW HIM, IN CIRCUMSTANCES, IN DECISIONS, IN ILLNESS, IN TRIUMPHS AND FAILURES, IN LOSS AND DOUBT, THROUGH IT ALL YOU WILL KNOW YOU BELONG TO HIM AND THEREFORE HIS LIGHT WILL OPEN THE WAY MOMENT TO MOMENT , DAY BY DAY…YES NIGHT TO NIGHT.
COME TO THE MANGER AND SEE.
A BABE BORN A KING.
KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS, YOUR KING, YOUR SAVIOR AND FOREVER HE WILL POINT THE WAY FOR YOU THROUGH ALL THE SEASONS OF LIFE.
THEN AS MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF GOD YOU WILL MEET FOLKS WHO LOOK DIFFERENT FROM YOU BUT YOU WILL KNOW THEM AS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN FAITH!
WHAT A CHRISTMAS GIFT, ETERNAL, EVERLASTING.
MERRY CHRISTMAS. FOLLOW HIS LIGHT!
Jun 22, 2016
” My times are in Your Hands” Psalm 31:15
Time for work…
Time for play…
Time for God?
“Summertime and the living is easy…”
Or is it a conscious juggling of activities , a frenzied striving for all who fear it will slip away.
It’s time to take time–on purpose
Activity or offering,
Lord,which will it be?
More time to do or more time to be…
My life needs Love knocking at its front door.
I need YOUR beauty, YOUR strength — I NEED MORE!
Unclutter my heart
Create a new space for YOUR life in me to flourish with grace.
Sitting in the shade of God’s Love takes time.
” Trust in Him at all times.” Psalm 62:8
When you take time, trust grows, faith blooms, hope is renewed.
Do you need it?
May 06, 2016
MOTHERS BIRTH US.
MOTHERS KNIT OUR CHILDHOOD MEMORIES INTO THEIR HEARTS.
MOTHERS FRAME OUR LIVES WITH EXPECTANCY.
THIS IS THE WAY OF LOVE.
” LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU.” JOHN 15:12
YOUR LOVE IS THE SUREST POSSESSION I HAVE.
WHEN I MEET THOSE WHO ARE BROKEN BY LIFE, MY HEART YEARNS FOR THEM TO KNOW YOUR LOVE.
YOU CHOSE TO SEND JESUS TO EXPRESS HOW MUCH YOU LOVE US.
HE CAME OUT OF LOVE.
HE STILL DOES.
AS WE CELEBRATE THE LIVES OF WOMEN ON THIS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE, SPEAK YOUR LOVE TO EVERY WOMAN WHO READS THIS PRAYER.
YOU KNOW ALL THE MOMENTS OF HER LIFE.
YOU KNOW HER PARENTING.
YOU KNOW HER STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES.
YOU KNOW HER CHOICES.
MOTHERING IS A PROCESS IN WHICH WE ALL PARTICIPATE WHETHER WE BIRTH CHILDREN AND RAISE
THEM OR MENTOR OTHERS WHOM WE ENCOUNTER.
SET BACKS SET US BACK AND IN CRISIS WE MOTHER ONE ANOTHER.
GODLY WOMEN TURN TO YOUR WORD AND ON THEIR KNEES FIND THE STRENGTH TO KEEP WATCH AND GIVE .
EVEN THOUGH DISAPPOINTMENTS AND DOUBTS ATTEMPT TO DERAIL US… TRUE MOTHER LOVE IS ” STEADFAST, IMMOVABLE ALWAYS ABOUNDING IN GRACE.” 1 CORINTHIANS 15:58
THIS IS THE FAMILY OF GOD.
WE PRAY TODAY THAT AS WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER THE SISTERHOOD OF FAITH WILL GROW WITH COMPASSION AND CONFIDENCE.
THE BIBLE IS FULL OF STORIES OF WOMEN WHO FOUND THEIR WAY HOME TO YOU THROUGH DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES.
MARY, THE MOTHER OF JESUS, WAS A TEEN CHOSEN TO TRUST GOD WITH IMPOSSIBILITY.
ELIZABETH, MOTHER OF JOHN, WAS OLD AND BEYOND CHILD BEARING, BUT FILLED WITH FAITH.
HANNAH, MOTHER OF SAMUEL, BATTLED BARRENNESS, BUT BELIEVED GOD FOR A MIRACLE.
ANNA,SINGLE, THEN MARRIED, CHILDLESS, THEN WIDOWED, WAS AN ELDERLY WOMAN WHO LIVED IN THE TEMPLE AS AN INTERCESSOR AND ONE DAY IN A LONG AWAITED MOMENT OF GLORY SHE ENCOUNTERED THE KING OF KINGS IN THE ARMS OF HIS EARTHLY PARENTS.
LYDIA WAS A MERCHANT DEALING IN PURPLE GOODS WHO FOUND HER WAY TO A PRAYER MEETING WHICH CHANGED HER LIFE.
DEBORAH WAS A JUDGE, WARRIOR, COUNSELOR KNOWN FOR DECISION MAKING AND WISDOM.
ESTHER WAS A QUEEN WHO STOOD IN COURAGE FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
THESE WERE WOMEN WHO FOLLOWED AFTER YOU.
YOU KNEW THEM AND YOU KNOW US.
SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY IN OUR SEARCH FOR SIGNIFICANCE WE BEGAN TO YEARN TO BELONG TO YOUR FOREVER FAMILY.
TODAY WE PAUSE TO CELEBRATE AND THANK YOU FOR MOTHERS–AND OTHERS– WHO HAVE BROUGHT PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL LIFE TO US.
BLESS THEM TODAY WITH HOPE.
SEEKING, PLEADING, REAPING OR LEADING WE LIFT EACH ONE TO YOU IN THANKSGIVING.
JESUS CAME ” THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.” JOHN 10:10
IT ALWAYS WILL.
IN JESUS’ NAME WE BOW DOWN, REMEMBER AND HONOR THESE BELOVED WOMEN OF WORTH.
MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, FRIEND, INTERCESSOR
Mar 26, 2016
He is not here. He is Risen. Matthew 28:6
The crowd that gathered before the CROSS of CHRIST was a microcosm of true humanity.
Believers were trembling.
Scoffers were insulting.
Bystanders were gawking.
Soldiers were gambling.
There was revelry, shouting, weeping and skepticism.
AND His mother was there… Near the CROSS of Jesus stood his mother. John 19:25
The apostle John was with her … only John.
Where were the disciples?
Were they in hiding?
Where was their allegiance to the ONE they followed?
They should have been there.
CHRIST WAS BORN TO DIE.
HE DIED TO LIVE AGAIN –eternally!
The scene played out personally with anguish, suffering , isolation and finality.
HE UTTERED THESE WORDS, “It is finished.” Romans 3:26
THE HEAVENS SHOOK.
THE EARTH QUAKED.
Standing near by was Joseph of Arimethea.
He provided the tomb in which the body of Jesus would be placed.
Imagine the significance of this provision.
He had it.
He gave it.
He is remembered forever for it.
And now once more we remember the mother of Christ. Mary’s heart had experienced the marvel of his conception and birth , the memories of his childhood and now the manifested grace given at his death.
She was on watch.
Early in the morning women came with spices to anoint the body of Christ for it it was customary to do so.
How were they chosen?
Did they want to go?
Were they anxious?
They were women on watch.
WHAT A MORNING THIS WAS TO BE!
BORN TO DIE FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD, HE WAS.
RESURRECTED TO LIVE SO THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD MIGHT FIND LIFE ETERNALLY, HE WAS.
The stone was rolled away. The grave clothes were intact..
An angel spoke these words, “ He is not here. He is Risen.”
When the soldiers guarding the tomb awoke and saw what had happened they ran away with fear for their lives.
THE STONE WAS A MIGHTY BOULDER!
The women ran with joy to share the good news with the disciples.
From Death to Resurrection, women were on watch.
And so we are today… over families and nations because of the Sacrifice of the CROSS and the power of the Resurrection, we can say, “HE IS RISEN”!!!!
The Christ of scripture can live in your life.
BE ON WATCH!
A Blessed Easter to you,
Mar 23, 2016
The unfolding of Your Word gives light; it gives understanding to the simple…
Righteous are YOU, O Lord…
Your promises have been thoroughly tested and Your servant loves them… YOU ARE NEAR.
Psalm 119: 130, 137a, 140, 151a
Flowers unfold in sunlight.
Birds sing their hearts out in early morning light.
Star shine emerges in moonlight.
Clouds are ribbons framing our days.
Winds roam about rustling the trees of the earth.
Rains and waters replenish the soil.
The heavens declare God’s Glory… But in one dark night long ago…. there was an agony so profound that CREATION must have groaned helplessly until dawn.
It was a night of shadows and shattered dreams and the earth quaked with fear.
The Jesus of scripture was crucified on a CROSS for the sins of the world, all people, all generations, all races … ALL.
A borrowed tomb, a broken people were hopeless.
The disciples ran.
Three days passed.
Did flowers bloom?
Did birds sing?
Did anyone care?
Beloved women came to the Tomb in early light to bring spices to anoint Jesus’ Body.
The mammoth stone had been rolled away. Surprised by a holy light as they entered the sepulchre, a luminous angel on watch said; He is not here. He is risen… Go quickly and tell His disciples He is risen from the dead and behold He goes before you into Galilee. There you shall see Him. Matthew 28:6-8
With great amazement and joy, they ran to tell the disciples this incredible news. Along the way they encountered Jesus. With awe they touched His feet and worshiped Him before they continued the journey to Galilee.( v9-10)
DARKNESS MET UNFOLDING LIGHT!
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD CAME FORTH STREAMING FROM A BORROWED TOMB .
THE WORLD CHANGED.
CREATION CLAPPED THEIR HANDS IN RENEWAL.
MAN COULD BE DELIVERED FROM THE DARKNESS OF SIN.
The Resurrection of Christ is the cornerstone of Christianity.
Even Josephus, a Jewish historian wrote convincingly about the evidence he investigated supporting this miracle.
Those who follow Christ learn to live in His Light.
For with you is the fountain of light; In your light we see light. Psalm 36:9
We have relationship.
We have the Word of God.
We can ask for His guidance.
Blessed are those who acclaim you; who have learned to walk in the light of your presence, O LORD. Psalm 89:15
The Righteous Light of Christ leads the simple to understanding.
We are simple and need understanding.
Conquering death, HE became the UNFOLDING LIGHT OF EASTER.
As we embrace this LIGHT, we discover that HIS PROMISES are thoroughly tested and we grow to love them.
We hold on them.
We proclaim them.
We live them out.
We create through them.
We rest in them.
We die in them.
Light dispels darkness.
Truth uncovers deception.
A cleansed heart knows light.
Sin fears discovery.
THE CROSS BRINGS PARDON, FORGIVENESS… HEALING LIGHT THROUGH THE LOVE OF GOD!
Have you experienced the UNFOLDING LIGHT of EASTER?
It is incredibly life giving, glorious, gracious and grace filled.
It is a a Finished work.
What then should we do?
Open your heart to Christ.
Ask Him to come and be YOUR LORD.
Confess all the ugliness you know.
Take your time.
His Light will make you brand new.
If you do, welcome to the family of God.
A Blessed Easter will be yours.
HE IS NEAR…
Feb 24, 2016
January has come and gone.
February is not long.
A year records our time,
As bells of memory chime.
Are we older, bolder, blessed?
Did we leave behind a mess?
Is the answer yes, Yes, YES?
It is…our hearts confess… but God is with us… YES, once more.
Starting over is not a chore for One whose promises are true.
Behold a new thing I’ll do.
I’ll make a way for you…
In snow and ice, in rain and sleet, my love will hover as you sleep.
In desert places hope will rise.
And springtime joy will find blue skies.
Storms also will appear… but remember He is near.
Starting over is the way… for faith to bloom in us each day.
Embrace this moment.
The past is past.
The future awaits.
His Love will last.
He watches all with plans galore.
Breathe in His Love and ask for more.
As winter leaves, spring will call ” Our God Reigns over all.”
Jan 14, 2016
Billie Cash is a southern lady of many talents who resides in Collierville, Tennessee with her husband Roy Cash, U.S. Navy Captain (Retired). Attending the University of Memphis, she majored in theatre, which led to successful ventures in radio at WHER, America’s first “all women” station, television commercials, and performance roles at Front Street Theatre as well as theatres in other states. Her musical background embraces musical comedy but she has also soloed with the Norfolk Symphony, Norfolk, VA. Billie’s worship CD “Light Your World” was recorded in Midhurst, England. For thirty years she was immersed in the challenges of military life. Her son CDR Carey Cash, U.S. Navy Chaplain, is presently serving as Deputy Command Chaplain aboard the USS Stennis, nuclear carrier in Bremerton, WA. Her daughter Kellye Cash, Miss America 1987 is musically involved in many directions and will be stepping up to a leadership role in 2017 with Youth Town, an amazing organization working with troubled youth. While serving alongside her husband, Billie developed motivational workshops which took her to the four corners of America with Navy commands, civic and marketing groups, nursing staffs and public schools. She is a retreat/conference speaker who has done itineraries in the British Isles and Dominican Republic. Billie has authored six books which she calls “signposts” for Christian living. She continues work on another book manuscript but has also developed two sets of retreat materials. One is based on Galatians 5:22″ The Fruit of the Spirit”and the other is Ephesians 2:10 ” You Are God’s Masterpiece.” Billie is a motivator. Her guest speaking includes military bases at special events honoring military wives and active duty women, Eagle Forum, and Salvation Army. Two weekly posts are written every Saturday on Face book. On her profile page, it is entitled ” Sunday Grace.” For her author’s page, it is entitled,” Writing Word.” Prayer is the work of her life. She moderates a monthly God and Prayer group in her community as well as mentoring prayer locally and across the nation. She being brings humor and authenticity framed with biblical insight for today’s culture. Her joy is the legacy of twelve grandchildren.
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Dec 18, 2016
Christmas is upon us and with it comes reflection of this past year. We have had four graduations. Tatum graduated from Milan high school and is attending Union University. Phoebe graduated from Crosspointe Christian Academy, Bremerton, WA as Valedictorian and chose to attend a community college to begin the process of knocking out degree requirements. She is also working for NFCU in banking. The family will only be there until September 2017. This was a wise choice for her. She will transfer to a larger school somewhere else – with no debt. Cassidy graduated from Union University (Degree in marketing with an emphasis in business administration), had one interview at one marketing firm in Jackson one week before graduation and was hired at a mid-level position. She is a mover and a shaker. Todd earned a Master’s degree in Administration in July at Union. God is moving behind the scenes to place him in the right job. Kellye had the lead in “Mama Mia” at Crossville professional theatre in summer. It was a “toned down” production from Broadway. Her big numbers of “Slipping Through My Fingers” and “The Winner Takes All,” brought the house down and caused Roy and me to weep with joy. Her voice is now a musical instrument at age 51 with increasing power, richness, and amazing control. She and Roy now do Cash/Cline concerts, which are such fun and the audience loves them. There were several of these through the summer. I sing duets with Kellye on hymns. Roy is busy through the year with God and Country events around the patriotic holidays. Just recently, he spoke to a large FedEx group on Veteran’s Day. Early this year, Roy and I flew to TOPGUN in Fallon, NV, where he presented a debrief of some of his Vietnam Combat experiences and, specifically, detailed one mission in which he shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-21 during an Air Combat engagement; I was privileged to share with some dear military wives. I have led two retreats in our local area. I also spoke at the Regional library in MS around Veteran’s Day as they specifically wanted to hear a message on how Veterans’ families coped. I was given the topic of “Keeping the Fires burning.” It was wonderfully received. This library is the meeting “safe place” in this MS Community. I spoke in Tupelo, MS for Stonecroft, where beloved decisions for Christ were made. I am scheduled to speak to Salvation Army personnel on Dec 6. Then on Dec 8, Kellye will present a Christmas concert at Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville, TN where she has done many productions. Roy will be singing three selections and I will sing “Heirlooms” (Amy Grant song). This theatre is in the top 10 in the nation for quality productions and professionalism. It should be fun. Carey came home from a seven-month cruise in August. Caleb came home from Baghdad in September. He is looking at colleges now as he will detach from Marine Corps in July 2017. Justice is in 3rd year at Naval Academy. Carey is up for orders next year. He is in a two-year billet as Command Chaplain aboard USS Stennis. We continue to love our Harvest Church. I am an intercessor for the staff and families…writing a prayer from scripture weekly. Also, I am continuing to prayer-mentor women. On Saturdays, I continue to write two posts on Facebook to encourage others to seek faith. On my profile page, the posts are called “Sunday Grace.” On my author’s page, they are called “Writing Word.” My passion this year has been prayer for America. I still moderate a God and Country group (8½ years). We have cried out to God through repentance and worship…praying scriptures throughout this election. He heard all the prayers of his people. Now our prayer work really begins for our new administration. I could write pages about this process. I do believe I was meant to be a part of this significant time of prevailing intercession. My dad’s only sister, Aunt Dixie passed away at age 91 in summer but I still have two uncles and mother’s sister, Peggy, to check up on from time to time. We celebrated her 87th birthday on November 30th. God is faithful to all of us. We are healthy, active and being readied constantly to proclaim Him whenever the door opens. My devotional times have increased in the mornings. They are now longer, precious and rich. Age comes to us all but what a privilege to grow older. Not everyone gets to do so. We have lost many friends. Stay well! This is my unstructured, annual, sporadic, update of 2016. God Bless you and Happy New Year in Jesus!
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