March 31, 2009

Blue Ridge Mountain Beauty

Here are a few photos I took on the Blue Ridge Parkway while in Virginia. The above photo was taken just south of Love Gap.

Taken in almost the exact same location south of Love Gap.

This is a Mennonite Church in Sherando, Va. Photo taken looking west towards West Virginia.

This photo taken on a back access road to the Parkway. You just hope you don't meet anyone coming down as there are very few places to turn around and some very steep drop offs. To give credit where it is due friend and mentor Robin Childers helped me with drawing out the beauty in these otherwise dull digital images. She is a very talented photographer in Fernandina Beach, Fla. I will be posting more photos from the trip on my other blog.

March 29, 2009

Thank You

Thank all of you for your prayers. My mother was released from the hospital Friday and went to a rehab facility to build up her strength before going home.

It was very bothersome seeing this 69-year-old generally very sturdy woman so frail. Given the life she's had I am very surprised she's still with us. She wanted to go directly home from the hospital but between me and my two siblings, the doctor and the social worker we convinced her that going straight home would be a serious mistake. I reminded her that being home alone and unattended was what got her in the hospital in the first place. She had been home for several days in bed and her kidneys had nearly failed. The treatment for that flooded her lungs with liquid so that had to be resolved. Also, she has some serious issues from radiation treatment for uterine cancer when she lived in the wilds of Montana.

But thank you and Praise The Lord she is still with us.

March 23, 2009

Please Pray

Dear Friends,

I am on my way to Virginia to see my mother who is very, very ill and may not live out the week. Her name is Carol Phillips and please lift her up in your prayers. Please also pray for my family here in Georgia where things are very stressful for my wife and daughters. I will post again as soon as the opportunity presents itself.

Thank you all very much for your support and prayers.

William Terrell

March 4, 2009

The Evil Inside

Let me start by saying that the previous post, This Means War, was ill thought out and inappropriate. Posting the contents of this nightmare, that could have only have come from an evil place, was an act of pride. Instead of remembering that I am the chief of sinners it actually crossed my mind during the writing that I must really be "good" if Satan is coming after me this hard.

Using the dream for blogger fodder served no good purpose except as a lesson in how to handle matters of this sort in the future. I should have drawn no attention to it (or myself), prayed for protection/mercy and taken the matter to my spiritual Father. Forgive me for bringing this evil before you and for using the dream to draw attention to myself. Thank you all for your comments and for continuing to visit despite my shortcomings.