My Comeback!

Hello to one and all.  I am not dead!  I know the rumors have been circulating, but as I said before, I am not dead.

You may go back to your lives now.


Published in: on March 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm  Comments (2)  

My How Time Flies!

I feel so bad about not blogging more….sometimes you’ve just got to do what you can & smile about the rest.  So, I’m smiling. 

Just a quick update.

  • I am now employed!  I work for a busy rural health clinic as a receptionist.
  • My oldest child–Cynthia–is moving back to Florida in the fall to complete her degree.
  • My middle child–Ky– will graduate in about a week, AND MOVE TO MISSOURI!
  • My baby–Austin– is signing with the Marines tonight. 

I am feeling the first symptoms of “empty nest syndrome”.    My heart is heavy, my hands are sweaty, & I feel…..I feel….GRRRRRR. 

That’s all for now…I think that I’ve spread enough cheer. hehe

Published in: on May 20, 2009 at 5:44 pm  Comments (2)  

Wonderful Peace!

The world is going crazy! 

  • Banks are failing
  • The stock market is a roller coaster that is racing out of control
  • The UN is calling for a global currency
  • Our economy (& many others) is on the brink of collapse
  • Terrorism 
  • Dirty Politics
  • Fear
  • Poverty
  • Hurricanes
  • Crime
  • Church Troubles


If I had a mind to I could probably loose alot of sleep.  There are alot of reasons to worry, but I have a song going over & over in my head.  It’s the same song that my Mama sang for me on 9-11. 

Wonderful Peace

Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm;
In celestial strains it unceasingly falls
O’er my soul like an infinite calm.

Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace,
Buried deep in the heart of my soul,
So secure that no power can mine it away,
While the years of eternity roll!

Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

I am resting tonight in this wonderful peace,
Resting sweetly in Jesus’ control;
For I’m kept from all danger by night and by day,
And His glory is flooding my soul!

Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

And I think when I rise to that city of peace,
Where the Anchor of peace I shall see,
That one strain of the song which the ransomed will sing
In that heavenly kingdom will be:

Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

Ah, soul! are you here without comfort and rest,
Marching down the rough pathway of time?
Make Jesus your Friend ere the shadows grow dark;
O accept of this peace so sublime!

Wonderful Peace, lyrics by Warren D. Cornell

                                                       2 Corinthians 4:7-10

But this precious treasure-this light and power that now shine within us-is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies.  So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own.

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit.  We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.  Through suffering, these bodies of ours constantly share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
Published in: on October 9, 2008 at 1:12 pm  Comments (3)  


Ahhhhh, home.  How I’ve missed it. 


I don’t know how many of you know it, but I have finally returned home.  Barry was a trouper & managed to live without me for 6 months!!!!!  He’s amazing!  I know that he didn’t plan on living as a single parent AFTER he got married, but that is what he was doing.  (The house wasn’t clean when I got home, but he had done a great job managing a business AND a home with teenagers by himself.)  The dirty dishes made me feel like he did need me after all.  hehe 

It’s a long story, but I needed to be home & the Lord opened the door for me to return.  My mom & dad are still trying to figure out a way to cope with Parkinson’s, but my place is here with my family.  My time with my kids is limited.  I only have a year with KYKY, & 2 with AB.  I would love for my parents to move closer so that I can help, but they are not open to moving at this time.  Soooooo, I will respect my mom & her decisions & be at home with my family.   

I’ve been home about a month now & almost have the laundry caught up…… I have the house where people can come over again, & the garage about 2/3 of the way cleaned out.    I’m tired!  hehe 

It feels good being home.

Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 3:09 pm  Leave a Comment  


I’m going for a walk. The aborigines in Australia call it a “walk about”. Yup…..that’s what I’m going to do….go on a walkabout.  I will be leaving this afternoon after I get my things together, but I don’t know how long I will be gone.  I will check in with my blog pretty regularly, but I will not be around. 

I’m sure that you guys can tell–I NEED A BREAK!  Hence, the walkabout. 

I am going to drive to Dalhart & WALK straight into Barry’s arms.  AHHHHHHH    After that, I am going to be on a Walk to Emmaus.  (I’m helping with the music.)  My plans are to take some time & walk & talk to the Lord, & let Him soothe my spirit & strengthen my feeble knees.  I need some help walking on this path that He has placed me.    

I need to make some big decisions about how long I can stay & how to handle some of this stress.  Yup…I’m going for a walk.

Published in: on July 28, 2008 at 2:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Wedding, Funerals, & Baptisms

My dad’s cousin passed away not too long ago & today we attended the memorial service.  Weddings, funerals, & baptisms all seem to affect me in the same way.  They all call me to examine my life.  


Weddings, of course, cause me to check my heart.  I am forced to ask myself the hard questions:  Do I love “the Bear” more than I did yesterday, but still love him with a newlywed’s fervor?  Am I tender, thoughtful & growing better with age, or worse?  I am reminded of how often Barry has given of himself for me.  How often he has given until it hurts–with no thought of himself.  I think about our wedding & how our whole lives stretched out before us with such promise—That is where I am in Christ NOW.  Here I stand on the edge of eternity holding shyly onto my Savior’s hand, not knowing what’s coming or where we will end up, but I know that I can trust Him, & that our future together holds great  promise!    


Baptisms make me cry.. they always do.  There is something beautiful in that sacrament of the church.  The symbolism & memories of how I felt when I first came to Christ.  The awe, the love, & the peace….ah yes, the peace.  Jesus, please let me never forget what You have done, & help me to never take that work on the cross for granted! 


Funerals ….they are so hard!  I always sit & wonder what people will say about me after I’m gone.  Today was no different.  When faced  with my mortality I always resolve to be kinder…slower to anger & determine to make better use of my time, because my life is draining away before my very eyes.  Today I decided that I want my funeral to more about Jesus than me. If there’s anything good in me it’s because of Him.    If I was a good mom it was because He made me better.  If I was a good wife, it’s because He taught me how.  I sang because He gave me the song!  My accomplishments were all about Him & for Him.     

We often think that when death comes to us that it is something new or that our lot is harder than others.  No, God is not surprised at where we are.  Death, though difficult, is only a part of life….Just the final step.   I long for the day when death will be swallowed up in victory through Jesus Christ, & the grave no longer has any sting!  

2 Corinthians 13:5 

Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine.  Test yourselves.  Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you, if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.

Published in: on July 27, 2008 at 12:26 am  Leave a Comment  


I almost got bitten by a rattlesnake today! I was about 18 inches away from it when I heard it sing!   You should have seen me step!  Whew!  The rodeo got interesting for a few minutes, but after the dust settled, the score was rattlesnake 0—–Corinna 1.

My dad kept trying to get close enough to see it, but the problem was that he can’t see ANYTHING!  The Parkinson’s makes him very unsteady on his feet & I couldn’t  get him to move fast enough to keep me from having a coronary.  I finally had to just hold him until reinforcements came. 

Once again I find my heart singing songs of thanksgiving to the Lord!  He savesd my life today!

Published in: on July 25, 2008 at 6:47 pm  Leave a Comment  


Once again the Lord has shown Himself to be faithful.  Austin had a wreck last night!    Gulp

He’s ok!  (Thank You, Jesus!)

The girl that he hit is ok!  (Thanks be to God!)

Her car & his pickup are another story!  Hers is probably totaled, & his is messed up pretty badly!

My heart keeps singing thanks to God!

Published in: on July 24, 2008 at 9:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Where Have I Been??????

I am afraid that no one still reads my blog….heck, I barely read it myself. Life has been too busy, too complicated to do things like write in my blog. I don’t know if anyone is out there, but I am going to make an effort to write again. I’m pretty sure that it’s just me & my skeletons in here, so I’m going to write for my own good. I’ve found that writing is good for my heart. I pray on paper, & keep track of important events in my life in my journal. So, I’m just going to write. If you read something here that you like–great! If not, I’m sorry–I’m writing to survive.

I’ve been gone for a long time. I left home in March & moved in with my parents. My dad has Parkinson’s & my mom was sick with pneumonia at the time. She’s better, but her health is worsening. She doesn’t have a terrible disease like my Pop, her body is just worn out. Her back is in pretty bad shape, & her shoulders are shot!!!! She’s in constant pain & shouldn’t lift anything heavier than her Bible. So, as a result, as my dad worsens she can do less & less to help him. So………I’m living with my parents again.

Think about it…I’m 45 & living with my parents again. I love them & we’ve not had any trouble, but I feel like a child again. It’s hard to feel like an adult when someone is reminding you to do the things that you’ve been doing on your own for a very long time.

My husband is the best man on the planet. He’s the one that told me to pack my bags & go help them. He’s the one that keeps telling me that he’s okay, & that I’m doing what I should. He’s my gift from God.

My teenagers, unfortunately, have been the ones to suffer the most from this time. My husband is working a lot (we have our own business) & they have had to fend for themselves for a while. I pray that they don’t lose faith in me or in God while I’m gone. Teenagers are forever on the edge of an abyss with one foot on a banana peel. Grrrr

I’m trying to talk my parents into moving closer to me, but my mom is not open to this option. She doesn’t want to move away from my brother. He lives in the same town that they do……..but, his home life is such that he can’t come help.  (It’s a long, horrible story, just suffice it to say–he can’t leave–things are a mess!)  I just don’t know what to say. 

People keep asking me if I’m doing any singing.???!!!  Are they kidding? 

Well……that’s where I’ve been.  It’s not glamorous or an adventure. It’s just where I am.

Published in: on July 23, 2008 at 11:23 pm  Comments (5)  

CD’s Everywhere!

Well, we’ve got CD’s in our hands!!!!!!  Praise the Lord!    We received them Thursday & had a time of prayer & dedication at church Sunday morning.  The pastor anointed us with oil, prayed for us & we dedicated the CD’s back to the Lord.  It was sweet!  Of course, I grew emotional.  This was the culmination of a dream that the Lord gave to me on December the 4th, 1994!   

 God is faithful!  God is faithful!  God is faithful–even when we aren’t. 

There were times since 1994 that I thought that I had missed the Lord.  That I had not really heard from Him, & that all I was doing was wishful thinking.  (Does anyone recognize the voice of the tempter??????)  Praise God that He takes His word seriously!

I will post pictures of the album cover soon.  I forgot my camera at my mom’s.

Published in: on March 19, 2008 at 1:39 pm  Comments (6)