Our Prayers Are Answered – But Are We Ready to Receive?

Last week we visited “The Lost Sea” in Sweetwater, TN (http://thelostsea.com/).  The tour guide told us some of the history and said it was actually discovered by a boy many years before it was made into a tourist attraction.  The story goes like this: “The Lost Sea itself was discovered in 1905 by Ben Sands,Continue reading “Our Prayers Are Answered – But Are We Ready to Receive?”

Journey of a Second Chance – Becoming More Of Who “I Am”- (Final Chapter)

Moving away from my hometown (for over 40 years) was like leaving behind my old self.  Everything I was familiar with was no longer in view.  The businesses we spent years building were still in existence, but it was like hitting the “reset” button on a computer.  They needed rebuilding. It was strange not knowingContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance – Becoming More Of Who “I Am”- (Final Chapter)”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gate of New Beginnings- Answered Prayers-(Part 13)

We returned home and there was an invisible protective force that continued to guide us. Within a couple of months we sold several rental properties and even sold the assets of our business. Our personal home sold shortly after we moved. Within three months of discovering Maryville, TN, we were living in our new homeContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gate of New Beginnings- Answered Prayers-(Part 13)”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Supernatural Alignment(Part 12)

I don’t understand it fully to this day, but as soon as I discovered the town of Maryville, things began to happen.  It was like a supernatural (Godly) power took over our lives.  We didn’t know a soul there.  We didn’t have a job lined up either.  All we knew was that it was nearContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Supernatural Alignment(Part 12)”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Healing & Strength (Part 11) day

I prayed a lot.  Answers came from many places. I started listening to songs like, “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten (https://youtu.be/xo1VInw-SKc ) and “You Haven’t Heard the Last From Me” by Cher (https://youtu.be/LD7UtPtyuV8). I stumbled upon a book called, “BreakOut” by Joel Osteen (https://youtu.be/tehjQ4lE8GY).  It may sound silly, but that music and that book wereContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Healing & Strength (Part 11) day”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Rejection & Failure (part 10)p

So, yeah, Kevin started out 2013 in the hospital.  After the doctor scared us into thinking they were going to have to remove his spleen, they ended up finding a bunch of ulcers in his colon and stomach.  Once they figured it out, he began the physical healing process.  They say disease is DIS-ease.  AtContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Rejection & Failure (part 10)p”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Success (Part 9)

Moving to Arlington, TN was an important “gate” of new beginnings.  I felt like the Jeffersons theme song (from the old TV Sitcom), “…and we’re moving on up…!”  This home was so perfect for our family.  Over the years we really made it “ours”.  We built a shed right away, and eventually installed a swimmingContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Success (Part 9)”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Part 8

We became close friends with Heather and Jason, the couple we met at church. Their daughter became like one of our own. Our kids became their kids too. Heather came over most days while our husbands were out working. I answered the calls for our heating and air-conditioning business while all the kids were screamingContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Part 8”

Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Entrepreneurship (Part 7)

My Economics teacher in high school gave us an assignment to write about whatever career we wanted to have when we graduated. I wrote a paper about wanting to be an entrepreneur, and she wanted me to elaborate on what kind of business I wanted to own. I was thinking any kind of business, butContinue reading “Journey of a Second Chance- Gates of New Beginnings – Entrepreneurship (Part 7)”