Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,

but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.

~Proverbs 20:15~

Dennis Walker called David with news that some mutual friends who are missionaries had their first salvation experience in their ministry recently.  They have been working at it for six years.  Thank God for His faithfulness as well as the determination of the family to continue sharing the Good News!

Dennis Walker visited in the ICU yesterday – just when I really needed to see a familiar face.  I’m so glad God sent him!  The timing was perfect.  I keep singing “In His Time” to myself.

Momma had a difficult day yesterday, but a new medicine was tried that seemed to help her overcome her anxiety.  More of her regular medicines will be started today.  I think that will be good.  Continue to pray for all of us.

Boyd saw a doctor yesterday.  Another MRI will be done Friday so he can bring the results with him.  He has an appointment Wednesday in Metairie.  God was really at work in getting all these things lined up in a timely manner.

Jennie just told me the big suitcases are packed.  She is now working on the carry-ons.  Can you tell I’m getting very excited?

CaringBridge: LoganWatts


Jadon’s Story:

Medication reaction/new tricks

Posted: 11 Jul 2011 09:06 AM PDT

Things have been crazy the last couple of days. I had a bad reaction to the lamictal. I broke out in a rash. It was horrible and I was miserable. My neurologist called to check on me twice a day. So you know it was bad if the neurologist was calling twice a day. We stopped the lamictal and with 48 hours the rash was gone. We have started the lamictal again and so for so good. We went back down to 15 mg twice a day. We will increase it again in 2 weeks but this time only by 5mg instead of 10mg. If I break out we will stop using it. So we will see how I do in two weeks. I still do not have dates for Boston. My orders are in and we are waiting for the hospital to call and schedule it. It is taking longer than expected because we want to have both test done while in the hospital instead of having to go twice. I will let you know dates when I find them out. Thanks for praying for me. I’m leaving you a video of me shaking my head yes. I’m also leaving a picture of me holding on to the fence and standing. I’m also pointing to my head when you ask me where is my head. I will have to get a video and share that soon. So even with the horrible rash, I’m making progress. I’m such an amazing little guy. My family is so proud of my development.
“In His Time”
God speaks to me many ways.  One is through hymns that have been part of my whole life.  I hope these hymns speak to you too!
Anna Lee


“I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;

I will sing to You among the nations.”

~Psalm 57:9~


(Marijohn Wilkins / Kris Kristofferson) Cristy Lane Also recorded by: The Alexander Brothers; Judy Collins; Phil Coulter; Floyd Cramer; Carlene Davis; Florida Boys; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Foster & Allen; Bill Gaither; Don Gibson; Arthur Greenslade; Lee Greenwood; George Hamilton IV; Sharon Hardman.

I’m only human,

I’m just a woman.

Help me believe in what I could be

And all that I am.

Show me the stairway,

I have to climb.

Lord for my sake,

teach me to take

One day at a time.


One day at a time sweet Jesus

That’s all I’m asking from you.

Just give me the strength

To do everyday what I have to do.

Yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus

And tomorrow may never be mine.

Lord help me today,

show me the way

One day at a time.

For years, I’ve said God gives us strength to do/face the things we will face only
when we need it. I think the lyrics of this song will be in your head today as a
reminder that God walks each step of each day with us and gives us the strength
we need when we need it.
Anna Lee


Caroline Cutrer


Please continue to pray for Caroline, her extended family, and the medical staff at Children’s Hospital in Jackson where she has been treated.


I understand Mary Womack, Tom Brister, and George Eddie Lee were all at church today.  Thank God for the progress each of them has made.


Momma (Dot Smith)

We’ve been on a roller coaster ride this last week and a half.  When I left Momma a few minutes ago, she was eating her first meal in a week and a half. A procedure that was done yesterday stopped the A-fib.  Thank God for her progress so far.  She still needs more improvement.  We’re trusting God to continue to walk each step of the way with us.  Thanks for your concern for her and for us.



The vehicle Jennie and Boyd will be using for the next six months is parked at my house.  Thanks to Ron Phillips of Humboldt, Tennessee who has made nine mission trips to Romania.  He took responsibility for providing a vehicle at a good price, got insurance, etc.  What a blessing he has been!  Pray for the Hatchels as they pack and complete their work in Prague before the trip to NOBTS Saturday.


“Trusting Jesus”


Hymn of the Day

“Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know”

There have been names that I have loved to hear,

But never has there been a name so dear

To this heart of mine, as the Name divine,

The precious, precious Name of Jesus.


Jesus is the sweetest name I know,

And He’s just the same as His lovely Name,

And that’s the reason why I love Him so;

Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know.

There is no name in earth or Heav’n above,

That we should give such honor and such love

As the blessèd Name, let us all acclaim,

That wondrous, glorious Name of Jesus.


And some day I shall see Him face to face

To thank and praise Him for His wondrous grace,

Which He gave to me, when He made me free,

The blessèd Son of God called Jesus.



Hymn of the Day

“His Eye is on the Sparrow”

Early in the spring of 1905, my hus­band and I were so­journ­ing in El­mi­ra, New York. We con­tract­ed a deep friend­ship for a cou­ple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Doo­lit­tle—true saints of God. Mrs. Doo­lit­tle had been bed­rid­den for nigh twen­ty years. Her hus­band was an in­cur­a­ble crip­ple who had to pro­pel him­self to and from his bus­i­ness in a wheel chair. De­spite their af­flict­ions, they lived hap­py Christ­ian lives, bring­ing in­spir­a­tion and com­fort to all who knew them. One day while we were vi­sit­ing with the Doo­lit­tles, my hus­band com­ment­ed on their bright hope­ful­ness and asked them for the se­cret of it. Mrs. Doo­lit­tle’s re­ply was sim­ple: “His eye is on the spar­row, and I know He watch­es me.” The beau­ty of this sim­ple ex­press­ion of bound­less faith gripped the hearts and fired the imag­in­a­tion of Dr. Mar­tin and me. The hymn “His Eye Is on the Spar­row” was the out­come of that ex­per­i­ence.

Civilla Martin


Go to this link for the words and music.

Hymn of the Day

Because He Lives


Because He Lives


Words and music by William J. Gaither
© 1971

Matthew 28:6
“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

          • Chorus
            Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
            Because He lives, all fear is gone;
            Because I know He holds the future,
            And life is worth the living,
            Just because He lives!
            Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
            Because He lives, all fear is gone;
            Because I know He holds the future,
            And life is worth the living,
            Just because He lives!
            Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
            Because He lives, all fear is gone;
            Because I know He holds the future,
            And life is worth the living,
            Just because He lives!
        • God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
          He came to love, heal and forgive;
          He lived and died to buy my pardon,
          An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!
          How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
          And feel the pride and joy he gives;
          But greater still the calm assurance:
          This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!

          And then one day, I’ll cross the river,
          I’ll fight life’s final war with pain;
          And then, as death gives way to vict’ry,
          I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives!

Saturday – Hymn of the Day


I highly recommend you go to this site and listen to how the music might have sounded at the time the hymn was written.

What A Friend We Have in Jesus

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

Prayer: It Jesus if not your “friend”, ask someone how He can be your best friend and more.  If He is you “friend”, take time to thank him and to visit with him.