Mother’s Day Weekend! It was Mother’s Day if for some reason you did not get our social media posts, texts, or blog post. In fact, if you missed my Tribute to Moms post click HERE to read it. Consumers plan to spend an average of $220.48 on Mother’s Day gifts this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey. That brings the total expected spending for Mother’s Day to $28.09 billion. Yes, I said BILLION! We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. Literally.

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Theodore Hesburgh

So here we go…


DeAnna headed out early to do her infusion (her treatment for Crohn’s) and then spent the rest of the day working at the office. They are still working from home since March of last year. Sometime in the future, she will be on a modified schedule that will have her in Nashville a few days a week and the rest working from home. This is a huge blessing since moving to Franklin, Kentucky to plant the church. I worked most of the day, had a lunch appointment in Goodlettsville, and then back to the Franklin Manor (the house) to finish up the day. DeAnna and I cooked dinner together. We are trying Hello Fresh a few days a week. Danielle has been using it and sent us a couple of free meals. We have been doing it for several weeks now. We both have lost a little weight in the past few weeks. We are choosing healthy meals and there is good portion control, and it helps us with our busy schedule. It is cost-effective for us and we are enjoying the meals. It also keeps us from getting in a rut. Drop me an email and I will send you a link for 3 FREE meals. We got to bed early because we had a long day planned for Saturday.


I was up at 5:00 a.m. loading up and heading out to the 80th Annual Middle TN Strawberry Festival! 🍓 On a personal note, I love strawberries….. end of the public service announcement. Thanks to Pastor Ricky and Living Free Church (our PAC church, parent affiliated church) who gave us a spot right on Main Street. We set up a tent and handed out information about the new church coming to Franklin, Kentucky. We also distributed cups and pens with the church logo. We had hundreds of people stop by the tent and it was a successful outreach. Thank you to all the volunteers who made it happen! I rolled into the house around 5:00 p.m. and rested for the evening.


We did not have a service scheduled this weekend so we attended the early service at Living Free Church. What a great Mother’s Day service. Pastor Ricky preached one of the best Mother’s Day messages I’ve ever heard! God had an idea of us before we were ever conceived and we all have a purpose. Took some pics at the photo “booth” and had a great Italian lunch with some precious friends. Came home after lunch, took a nap, and then did some prep for the upcoming week. It will be a busy one since this week is Tennessee Ministry Network Council.

Above All Continue in Love and Excellence!