Monday, December 31, 2007


Hope you can see the pictures I posted. I have missed everyone. I went to church with some of my family yesterday. We had a great time. I missed you guys though. We are heading to my sister-in-laws tonight for New Years Eve. I am excited about being off work tomorrow. The kids will be heading back to school on Thursday. I wanted to post some dates coming up.

Awana starts back up on Wed, Jan 9
GA's will start back on Sunday (yea)!
Planning Committee meeting on Sun, Jan 6 (get back with you on time)
BYW Meeting - Sunday Jan 27
Soup Supper - After Services...

That is a little update for January.
Cya Karen


Here are some pictures of our holiday! We had a great Christmas.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007


Where did the year go? Suddenly it is December...again - with giant strides we started in January and within a blink
of an eye 2007 is on its back!

A big "Thank You" to each and everyone of you, for the huge impact you had on my life this year. Especially for all the support and e-mails I received...without you, I'm sure that 2007 would have been extremely boring.
From my side I wish you all a magical Festive Season
of Loving Wishes fulfilled and Merriment.

May 2008 mark the beginning of a Tidal Wave of Love, Happiness and Bright Futures.
And to those who need someone special, may you find that true love.
To those who need money, may your finances overflow
To those who need caring, may you find a good heart
To those who need friends, may you meet lovely people
To those who need life, may you find GOD.
Merry Christmas and a
Prosperous New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Dont you just feel this way sometimes????

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

2008 is looking GREAT!

Hello Everyone!
Hope you had a merry Christmas. We had a wonderful time. The kids had lots of fun and we got to spend time with all of our family. I may post some pictures soon. It is a busy time of year but it is so nice to spend time with family. Happy Birthday to Jesus! This whole holiday season is ALL about HIM!
Well I hope now that things will be sorta slowing down we can all get back on track. I am so looking forward to 2008 and the many things that await us and our church. We will be having a planning meeting in the next few to weeks to plan the new year.
Well I guess I need to get to work. Thank you all for a great year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loving the Lord - Karen

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas

"Merry Christmas "

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

That’s What Christmas is All About, Charlie Brown

Have you ever seen “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the longest-running cartoon special in TV history? In the story, Charlie Brown is frustrated by his friends’ misinterpretation of the holiday.
During a rehearsal for a school Christmas play, Charlie Brown shouts out of desperation, “ISN’T THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN TELL ME WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT?” His best friend, Linus, says, “Sure, Charlie Brown. I can tell you. Lights, please.” As the spotlight shines on him, Linus tells Charlie exactly what Christmas is all about.
Linus proceeds to recite Luke 2:8-14: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were so afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Linus was right. The wonder of Christmas is that the baby born in a manger grew up into a man who died on a cross for our sins. Three days after His death, Jesus rose from the dead, proving He is God’s Son and forever confirming the truth of the angel’s Christmas proclamation that Christ the Lord is our Savior.
That is the whole story of Christmas that you have the privilege and honor of telling your kids any time of the year – especially as it relates to the gospel.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

BYW Christmas Dinner

Christmas Invitation

You are cordially invited to
Guest of Honor: Jesus Christ
Date: Every day. Traditionally, December 25but He's always around, so the date is flexible...
Time: Whenever you're ready.(Please don't be late, though, or you'll miss out on all the fun!)
Place: In your heart.... He'll meet you there. (You'll hear Him knock.)

Attire: Come as you are... grubbies are okay.He'll be washing our clothes anyway. He said something aboutnew white robes and crowns for everyone who stays till the last.
Tickets: Admission is free. He's already paid for everyone... (He says you wouldn't have been able to afford it cost Him everything He had. But you do need to accept the ticket!!
Refreshments: New wine, bread, and a far-out drink He calls "Living Water,"followed by a supper that promises to be out of this world!
Gift Suggestions: ; Your life. He's one of thosepeople who already has everything else.(He's very generous in return though. Just wait until you see what He has for you!)
Entertainment: Joy, Peace, Truth, Light, Life, Love, Real Happiness,Communion with God, Forgiveness, Miracles, Healing, Power,Eternity in Paradise, Contentment, and much more! (All "G" rated, so bring your family and friends.)

R.S.V.P. Very Important!He must know ahead so He canreserve a spot for you at the table.Also, He's keeping a list of His friends for future reference. He calls it the "Lamb's Book of Life."
Party being given by His Kids (that's us!!)!Hope to see you there! For those of you whom I willsee at the party, share this with someone today!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Barry's Sunday School Christmas Party Pictures

Cast Party - Tonight

Cast Party
Tonight is the Cast party. Kids need to be at church at 6:00. We will eat at 7:00. Parents are invited to come and eat with your children.
Cya Tonight!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

God's way of saying "Have a nice day!" :0)

Where to Begin.........................

We have had so much fun over the last few days. Barry's Sunday School Party was so much fun. Thanks Brad and Charity for opening your home to us. I love the White Elephant game. Everyone is so funny. I actually got a nice gift, bath and body works. The food was awesome. The whole night was just FUN!
Last night was our BYW Christmas Party and I don't think I laughed so much in a long time. We are some crazy God loving women....... We had some great food. The Mexican food idea was a great idea. I think we all got some cool pampering gifts. Thank you to all that pitched in on my gift. I was so happy. I really needed a watch so thanks for that. You guys are really the greatest. I went home last night so happy for wonderful friends. I am so looking forward to our group ministering in 08. I have some cool plans for our group. Thanks for your support.
So that brings us to events coming up. This Wed is the Cast Party for the Children's Choir. Parents drop your kids off at 6:00 and we will eat at 7:00. Church parents please bring a drinks and dessert.
Sunday night is the BIG PLAY PRODUCTION! Everyone please come. It will start 6:00. We will be having finger foods after so please bring a finger food and drink. We are having a birthday party for Jesus! It will be a lot of fun!
I just want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
Talk with you soon!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Barry's Sunday School Party is TONIGHT!

Barry's Sunday School Christmas Party
Brad & Charity Smith's Home
More Info?
Email/call me or Charity
Karen - (252-0229)
Charity - (858-2703)
SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Use Free Calendar to Get Your Family Growing, Spending Time Together with God

Dont forget about Play Practice tonight at 6:30.
CYA - Karen

Prayer Request

This is from a friend of mine..................

Hey everyone,

Alicia (Simpson)Phy a good friend of mine had her 1st baby on Saturday Dec. 1. He was about 4 weeks early when she had him. He weighted 5lbs. 12 oz. and they named him Andrew. The little guy is not doing so well. Alicia had Andrew in Cookeville Regional and on Tues. Dec. 4 Dr. Treece sent Alicia and her husband Mike with little Andrew to Vanderbilt. He can't keep his oxygen level up. I just recieved a call from Kaycee, Alicia's cousin, saying that they wasn't expecting him to make it. The doctors are saying that he doesn't have enough cooper in his body. I am not really for sure what that means but something ain't right in this little guys body.

We all know that the best medicine is prayer. So please be in prayer for this family and little Andrew.

Thank you so much for praying for this family. I will keep everyone updated on his condition.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Events Coming Up!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I think the Holiday Meal was great! We had some awesome food. We think people need to leave their recipes with the food so we will know how to make it. It was a fun day!
It is Decemeber and that is when all calendars start filling up. I wanted to remind everyone of events coming up.
*Barrys Sunday School Christmas Party
This Friday night, Dec 7
Home of Brad and Charity Smith
Everyone that is in this class, please spread the word! It will be lots of fun!
*Ms. Dorthy's Sunday School Party
(Anyone with details please leave a comment so I can post this)
*Kids Christmas Play Practice this Wed at 6:30 and Sunday at 4:30

Mark your calendars now!
Have a great week - Karen