Thursday, June 26, 2014



David : Hey Casey. Are you excited for the final day of VBS?
Casey: Yes, but its kinda sad that's its the last day with all of our Holly Grove friends.
David: Yes, I Know it can be a  bit sad.  But I heard that the folks at Holly Grove have a lot of cool stuff going on tonight.

David:  I'm not sure, but I do know someone who will know;

Casey: Who?
David: The ring master of this whole VBS, Brother Frank.
Casey: Oh yes, Brother Frank does know EVERYTHING!

Bro Frank: Casey, you better believe it.  Boys and girls, we do have a lot going on tonight.  Not only are we going to go to arts and craft, games, music,s Mission and stories, where tonight we going to learn about that ole Doubting Thomas.

David : Brother Frank, Brother Frank, Why did Thomas doubt?
Bro Frank:  Now, that I do not know.  We'll have to find that out when we get to Mrs. Vivian's class.  But we have some other fun stuff going on tonight.  It's going to be a blast.

Casey: OOH, What is it?  What is it?
Bro Frank:  Now I can't tell you everything, but I can say it involves bubbles and snow cones.

Casey:  I love BUBBLES
David: And I love snow cones.  Let's go to the carnival and meet the Lord under the big top!

Friday, June 20, 2014


As a Christian, I know the facts - or at least my mind does.  I know that Jesus came and died for my sins.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know all that!  But my heart's a little on the slow side.  It's hard to believe you're faultless when you feel like every time you turn around your being blamed for something you've done; especially when you feel like you've done everything the "RIGHT" way."
Growing up with a disability, I felt like somehow I deserved it.  However, at the same time, I was angry.  Why was I disabled, when others weren't? I felt like I owed people because I was such a burden to them.  Every time I fell or made a mess of my self while I was eating I felt like I wasn't doing the best I could.  My favorite word was-and still is- is "sorry"..  I feel like I constantly need to apologize for myself and everything I do.
This is a lie from Satan.  Yes, if I truly wrong someone and I will need to apologize and try to make things right.  But for the most part, I need to just trust God and rely on Him.  I can't control what other people think of me.  If I've done what I truly believed God has asked me to do, then I just have to let those people work out, with God, for themselves.
I'm a people pleaser.   I have been all my life.  And, truthfully, I'm pretty good at it.  I always want others to feel comfortable and loved.  This is not always a bad thing; we are suppose to love others as we love our self.  But loving other and always pleasing them are two different things.
There's and saying; "You can please all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time!"  The only one that we need to worry about pleasing God.  Now, God desire perfection and we on our can never master perfection, it's neither in our nature, not is it in God's design.
God gave Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins.  It is through His blood that God see us as perfect.  No matter what we do - or fail to do - can change that.  God's blood cover all our sins - those that our intentional and unintentional.    This means that we can feel freedom, because our sins our covered by the perfection of Jesus.  I no longer have to feel bad every time I mess up.  I don't have to apologize for being who I am  because this is who God made me.  I'm not perfect and I will make mistakes,  but as long as I live in Christ and am covered by His blood of perfection I don't have to always feel condemned.    In fact, when I do feel condemned and guilty I am allowing Satan to still the peace and Joy that I can only get from God.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


                                                             VBS DAY 2
Jordan: Tara, you're here, you're here!  I'm so excited for the second night of VBS!

Tara: Me too!  What was you FAVORITE part?

Jordan: UHM, I'm not sure.  Of course I loved Mrs. Casey's food.   Then we had games. arts and crafts, games, stories and music!

Tara: And mission.  Don't forget missions.

Jordan: Oh yes, mission.  I really enjoyed learning about the veterans.  But I am kind of confused over what we are suppose to be collecting for the V.A. hospital? 

Tara: Yes, I'm a little confused.  Maybe we could ask  Mrs. Leslie to explain it to us. 

Jordan:  Oh Yeah!   Mrs. Leslie!  Mrs. Leslie,  could you please come up and explain to us about the things we are collecting for the Veterans?"

{Mrs. Leslie comes up and explains about the collections for the Veterans at V.A. hospital.)

Tara: Thank you so much, Mrs. Leslie, for explaining us about what we're collecting.

Jordan: Yes, thank you Mrs. Leslie.  Now can we please go and look for the Lord under the big top! 

Tara:  Yes!  It's time for the 2nd night of the Holly Grove Carnival!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

VBS Day 1 Puppet Show

OK, It's been a while since I blogged & even longer since I've done any script writing - how long have I  been out of high school???.  I am writing the script for the puppet shows this year for VBS.  Please tell me what you think.  Thank you.


Tara: I'm so excited!  We get to go  the Holly Grove Carnival for 3 nights in a row!

Jordan: Yeah, I can't wait.  I wonder who we'll see.  Maybe Brother Frank and Mrs. Teresa?

Tara: Yes, and...

Jordan:  Or Brother David and Mrs Casey

Tara:  Yes, and ...

Jordan: Ohh, Ohh.  The Deberrys, the Boones, the Pulliams and everyone else  from Holly Grove?

Tara: Yes, yes, we'll see all our friends from church.  But we're going to find someone else there too.

Jordan:  Who? Who?  The President?

Tara: No, not the President.  We're going to find the Lord under the big top.

Jordan:  Yay, the Lord.  The Lord?  How are we going to find The Lord under the big top.  You find the Lord at church on Sunday morning, not at a carnival!

Tara: No Jordan.  The Lord is always with us.  No matter if we are in church or at a carnival.  We just have  to look for Him.

Jordan: How?

Tara:  He'll be there when we're eating, when we're playing games and when we're making arts & crafts.  We're going to learn about how Jesus healed a blind man in stories and we going to learn about Veterans and about the V.A. Hospital in missions.

Jordan: What are Veterans?

Tara: Veterans are men and women who have served in the military.  We have a great Veteran's hospital right here in Murfressboro, where Veterans can get good medical care.

Jordan:  Cool! I'm ready.  Let's go to the Carnival!

Tara: Let's go meet the Lord under the big top!