july 5, 2019

“You are the CEO of your life. You can hire, fire, and promote accordingly.” ~ Unknown     Jenny Bell and Jodi Stacy are two of my all time favorite people. What a joy to share a meal with them as we did this evening. Great end to a productive day.

may 15, 2019

“Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle     The Stacys (minus Travis here) have treated dad like family for as long as I can remember, even before he started working at CK’s bank. Mom and Vicki worked together at the welfare office when I was a child. I’ve probably told

august 26, 2016

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the

august 7, 2016

“Life is constantly in balance ~ it takes only a moment to tip one direction or another. Honor Life in ALL it’s forms with Respect & Gratitude and above all else, do something worthwhile with the Life you have to help others.” ~ Tammy Jo O’Neal     There were so many people I loved yesterday that I didn’t really know where to start with the outhouse. So, I decided to

december 10, 2015

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” ~ Frank McCourt     My dad loves Jodi Stacy almost as much as he loves me. He talks with her, laughs with her, worries about her. He genuinely enjoys being in her company. I think the feeling is mutual. Jodi works hard to make sure he’s happy and taken care of. It was a joy to

december 9, 2015

“Never regret anything that has happened in your life. It cannot be changed, undone, or forgotten. Take it as a lesson learned and move on.”  ~ Unknown     Dad’s retirement party was just part of the Bank’s annual Christmas dinner. They like to play games. One such game included four teams blowing up balloons, then stuffing them into panty hose that one poor team member then had to wear. Here

november 7, 2015

“Be an example. Show kindness to unkind people. Forgive people who don’t deserve it. Love unconditionally. Your actions always reflect who you are.” ~ Unknown     One of the things I’m proudest of in this life is being from Morgan County Kentucky. One of the reasons that makes me so proud is because of these sweet people right here: David and Rebecca Campbell, Jenny Bell, Jodi Stacy, Lori Campbell,

november 1, 2015

“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” ~ James Allen     I had a guest register available at the reception. I didn’t realize I’d forgotten it until I went to bed Friday night. I attended All Saints Day service this morning and picked it