Monday, May 30, 2022

Recently, on May 22, 2022, we had a mission service for my 4th year Anniversary of being pastor at Southside Church of God. After a great church effort, we were so blessed to be able to minister to every missionary in the Church of God. We were SO very honored that our World Missions Director, Dr. David Griffis was able to come and speak to us. WOW! What a message did he bring to us from the Lord that day!  Mike and David Looney of The Looney Brothers also honored us with their amazing and anointed singing.  It could NOT have been a better day within the church walls!  

But, after reviewing this blog today, it ignited a new flame of fire within my soul to begin ministry again "outside of the box" and walls of the church building. May I once again start this blog and add to ministry to reach out to the world far and wide and minister to those that are bound and need to be free in the Name of Jesus Christ. May I reach and win those that the Lord will entrust into my care starting as soon as I get a few more things in place...which will not be long. 

The world vision is so clear and always has been since age 16. The Word of the Lord says that He will give us the heathen for our inheritance. My prayer is, "Lord, guide me and grant that to me as I move forward."  Yes and Amen!

God bless you today is my prayer! 

So, the past few years have brought very different challenges that have prevented me from keeping this blog updated. My husband, Grady Ross, Jr., was diagnosed with Dementia and my time was spent on my job as a Faith Community Health Ministry Nurse and a Pastor of Southside Church of God, all while taking care of him as well as managing all household and personal matters.  You can see that time was limited. 

On March 3, 2022, this man went home to meet the Lord that he had longed to see for so long. During the last 4-6 months of his life, he saw episodes of Heaven so many times. Those times are noted on my Facebook page. Feel free to browse the page. 

Just before he took his final place in the bed at Hospice House, he was sitting in a chair next to me. The last encounter that he and I had while he was able to understand at that moment, was a prayer. He took my arm and looked me straight into the eyes and started moving his mouth and praying for me. I will never forget it. How awesome is it that he would interact with me through a prayer for the last encounter!  Did this man of few words touch my heart? ...Yes, oh yes! It will be a memory etched in my mind forever! Here's to my Grady...

Sunday, June 26, 2016 Joyce Miles is speaking in Marion today. She invited me to go sing and that is just what I will do. I cannot wait.....I love mountains and I love to sing for the Lord. Pray for us!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

May I bragg on the Volunteers at Southside COG a moment?

Please note that most of these lives have been told about Jesus Christ. Several have been saved, joined the church, and are now working for the Lord in this ministry. Some are transient and have moved on....but they still recieved the message on the Jesus Christ. The seed was planted; many are of Hispanic or of other cultures and ethnic backgrounds with their own churches but still are impoverished and need our help. Th...e main thing is that the volunteers are servants of the Kingdom of God. 

 2013: Touched 6,959 lives with 1,702 volunteer hours.
2014: Touched over 22,000 with over 3,700 volunteer hours.
2015: Touched 23,600 with 4,148 volunteer hours!!!!

Our Volunteers are remarkable to say the least! To God be the glory for all that He has done and enabled them to do! ! Our Volunteers are remarkable to say the least!!!!! I am so proud of them!
Volunteer Appreciation Day! We brought our picnic inside the fellowship hall because at our ages, it is just to hot outside to celebrate! We had a ball inside though. I do believe we have the best team around! They sure are faithful, sincere and hard-working! They deserve all of the "thank-yous" they can get! Thank you; Thank you; Thank you!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One sweet look, one sincere smile, one kind word in one special moment can make a cherished, lasting imprinted memory that can comfort for a lifetime. Make as many of those moments that you can.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Life today: Bittersweet. Bitter because of leaving camp-meeting and some friends behind; so sweet because of having been at camp-meeting with them; just seeing them this week made life happy. So many memories; so many positive friends; so many blessings of the Lord...It all is like family that has been reunited home.....Oh how I miss so many....