Monday, August 31, 2009

Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix

The boys left Thursday night for a race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. They all drove together and met Scott there, having a great father/son weekend. Friday was practice day at the speedway, Saturday they went to a diesel truck pull and the big race was Sunday. Jorge Lorenzo, Spain, won the race. One of the racers broke a record and went 201.3 MPH. I can see why the boys had a great time...they love speed.

Preston Price, Randy, Charles and Ethan leaving for Indianapolis.

Race Day: Indianapolis Raceway.

The boys and Preston at the Diesel Truck Pull.

Ethan, Charles and Scott at the races.

Scott and his boss, Marcus

The diesel truck pull on Saturday.

The boys and Preston at the diesel truck pull.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Beth Moore Simulcast At ERBC

Last night and today our church hosted the 2009 Living Proof Live Simulcast with Beth Moore. Beth Moore's conference was in Green Bay , WI, but seen all around the world via simulcast. There were over 90,000 people viewing her conference at 516 locations in 48 states and 9 countries around the world. Our church was blessed to host the event and it was awesome. Over 300 women came together to praise the Lord and grow in His word. Beth Moore focused in on The Heart of our Desires, Psalm 37, specifially verse 4 "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart." She brought out seven facts to remember and I'd like to share them with you...
  • Nothing dictates our lives like our desires.
  • Beneath the desires of our hearts is the heart of our desires
  • Delighting in God adapts our desires into inevitabilities
  • Nothing external can steal our right to delight
  • To make room for delight we've got to commit
  • Nothing is passive about patiently waiting for desire to turn into delight
  • Till faith becomes sight, trust God and do good

God is so good and faithful. It is my prayer that God grants me a heart that delights in Him. What a wonderful, spiritual time of renewal this weekend has been. Anyone who has been to a Beth Moore conference or Woman of Faith conference knows what I am talking about. The praise music with Travis Cottrell was inspiring and I give thanks to our own Praise and Worship Band at our church this weekend. Thanks to all the "servants" who gave their time and made this weekend possible. Isn't God so Good! Check out Beth's website at

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Vasovagal Syncope

Scott passed out in church today. Scared the living daylights out of us, but he's okay. We were in the middle of our church service and listening to a special guest speaker, Don Piper, who wrote the book 90 Minutes In Heaven. He was talking about his accident in detail and that along with the heat in the sanctuary and no breakfast, out Scott went, even having a small seizure in response. I didn't know what to do, forget about being a nurse, I was helpless. I called for Rick Chapman sitting in the pew in front of us. He is our dear friend and the Director of our Hawkins County Rescue Squad. He couldn't find a pulse and that really scared me, as Scott was pale and diaphoretic and I kept thinking what if it was his heart. Our neighbor died yesterday of a massive heart attack on his tractor so it was on my mind. Rick took charge and had someone call 911 and several men carried him out to the back foyer. Scott finally came to at the back of the church and started breathing. I sat there crying and praying and I know our whole church family was praying. God performed a little miracle in our lives. It could have been much more serious. Once I knew he was okay, out came the camera. It's what my sister would have wanted. Scott smiled when he saw me taking pictures! A big thanks to all our church family for their care and prayers, to the Hawkins County rescue squad and our great community hospital!

Rick Chapman is in the orange shirt. The EMS are taking him out to the waiting ambulance. Scott smiled for me as I took his picture...I knew he would be okay.

The EMS loading Scott in the ambulance.

All his blood work, heart monitor and x-rays came back great. Not his heart. I guess he is feeling better!
Scott and his boys. Randy and Ethan were sitting next to him in church when all this happened. I think it scared them a little too.

Dee Dee Wolfe, RN taking his BP one last time before being released.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Summer Project

Randy has a new summer project...getting our old car up and running. We've had this 1948 Chrysler Royal hanging around for a couple of years, just perfect for the boys to put their attention on. The inside of the car is pretty rusted out so Randy and his friends have their work cut out for them. I'm sure Scott, Charles and Ethan will be lending a hand too.

Preston and Randy working on removing the old motor.

Ethan, Scott (sunburned!), Preston and Randy.

Check out that motor!

Ethan steering the car while Randy and Scott are pushing.

Moving the car so they can work on it.

Randy and his new project.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Health Services Director

Well, I'm back as the Director of the Health Services Department, Hawkins County Schools. The budget has been approved by the board members so it's official. I'm happy to have my previous position back, but it means lots more work! This is required in-service week so it's very busy for all staff, working hard to prepare their schools for the student's return on Monday. I thank the Lord for always knowing what's best for me and I'm excited about serving Him as the Director of Health Services again :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

RFF Takes 3rd At Championship Swim Meet

Today was the East Tennessee Summer Swim League championship swim meet. The meet was held at Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport. There are 8 teams in the ETSSL from all over East TN. Our team, the Rogersville Flying Fish, placed 3rd and we are so proud of their accomplishment. Some swim teams just practice in the summer (like RFF) and other teams have year around swimmers which means they are much more skilled. Regardless of the skill level, everyone had a great time cheering all the swimmers on. There were 308 registered swimmers today for a total of 964 entries! As you can imagine, each event had numerous heats. Ethan swam the IM (7th place), free (10th place), back (6th place) and the boys open relay(2nd place). A big thanks to Mandy Royston (our coach) and the parent officers/volunteers of our RFF swim club.

Ethan leading the RFF swim team in prayer before the meet.

Ethan swimming the Boys Open 100 Meter IM

Ethan and Justin Fugate just coming from the pool.

Some of the RFF swim team, all smiles with their 3rd place trophy. Coach Mandy Royston (back row) is holding up the trophy. Several of our swimmers won individual trophies also :) Way to go RFF!

Ethan swimming the Boys Open 50 Freestyle (lane 2)