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Mike's garden 2011-Hard to get in the ground - 05/27/11 04:26 PM
Every year I grow a nice garden behind my house and this year is no different except it has been difficult finding dry enough days to plant. However, in the pictures you should be able to see the yellow and white onions, cabbage, regular head lettuce, red leaf lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, okra, green beans, lima beans, watermelons, pumpkins, yellow squash and zucchini squash. Some of this was planted multiple times because the storms got some of it. I have already been eating the onions and lettuce and spinach in salads. Deer are also enjoying trampling down the plants. The pumpkin plants (2 comments)
Thank-you for your prayers - 05/26/11 04:30 PM
Yesterday I asked on a post for you to pray for our area of West Tennessee that was in a direct path of storms containing tornadoes. Last night we had the tv, radio and my cell phone(radar wallpaper) watching the approaching storm. When the storm hit the Mississippi river it appeared to divide into two separate cells and one went north and the other went south around my town of Dyersburg and we got no real damage except some tree limbs down. I thanked the Lord last night for his protection and want to thank all of you for your prayers. (6 comments)
Wordless Wednesday-Can you identify the flowers? - 05/25/11 05:53 PM
We have a local park here in Dyersburg and we have some ladies in the master gardners club that keep that place ablaze with beautiful flowers. They are not just in one place but all over the park. There is a one mile walking track with flowers growing beside the track. This picture I took a couple of days ago there while walking my mile on that walking track. There are so many others that I could have photographed but I believe this picture will help you appreciate the beauty we have at our park.
Please God change this weather pattern and cease the storms! - 05/25/11 02:59 PM
Today I got this e-mail from someone who is praying for the storms to stop. I have been looking online all morning for someone who is praying for the weather to change, rather than just praying for the victims after it happens. I am definitely in agreement with you in prayer that these weather patterns will cease, and that everyone will be protected. God is loving and merciful, and he hear's our prayers. Elijah prayed, God heard, and it did not rain for 3 and a half years. Then he prayed again, God heard, and it rained. So be encouraged. Continue (2 comments)
Relocating to the Dyersburg area and need to search different neighborhoods? - 05/24/11 11:00 AM
Over 90% of people relocating to a new area begin their home search online. With that in mind, a few months ago I created a neighborhood search on one of my outside blogs. If you will click on the above link, you will be able to search for homes in the different neighborhoods and subdivisions in and around Dyersburg,Tennessee. If you have a question about one of the neighborhoods or need additional information about a house you pull up please call or text Mike at 731-589-7841. As far as my recommendations right now, if you are in the upper price range (1 comments)
Beauty After the Recent Flooding! - 05/23/11 05:21 PM
They say there is a rainbow in the sky after a rainstorm. Actually all the recent rain we had(flood) has helped the flowers and trees bloom into beautiful colors. I am not sure what these flowers are but they are just gorgeous. I took the picture earlier today at the Dyersburg Okeena Park. There are other pictures of nature there as well as things to do in the Dyersburg Okeena Park. There are flowers everywhere along the walking trail but this is the only picture I took. What kind of flowers are these? There are several ladies and a few men (3 comments)
I am sure people moving to Dyersburg or those who have just moved to Dyersburg get online and google the phrase things to do in Dyersburg. That is perhaps the way you stumbled upon this post. Okeena Park is just the place for your entire family to spend several hours. Almost everyday, my wife and I go to the park and walk on the 1 mile paved walking track that winds around the entire park. As we walk I notice many different varieties of trees and flowers. I was there today and ran into Mary Beth Sheppard who is (3 comments)
Has the condo or second home market in your area started up from the bottom? - 05/23/11 11:46 AM
About two years ago I purchased a condo in Destin,Florida. I thought that I bought it at the bottom but prices seemed to continue down for another year or so. Today, the prices have stabilized and even gone up a little. What about the condo market in your area? Sometimes I have friends wanting to buy second homes down in Florida but I don't want to encourage that if the market is still falling. I hope realtors from the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi and Florida will give me a market update. (1 comments)
Do not work for food that perishes - 05/20/11 12:21 PM
The other sunday morning in class the teacher(former missionary in Africa) mentioned a small child in Africa needing a life saving operation that cost $400. One of the brothers there had sent him a letter asking for this help. Loy then sent around a picture of the 3 year old child and that sealed the deal. Loy told me yesterday that the class had donated $1168.00. He also told me if it was ok by me then he would use the balance to help others there and he was returning there next month for a few weeks. He sent all those (6 comments)
Dyersburg,Tn Diaster Relief Yesterday - 05/20/11 11:38 AM
I went to the church yesterday to help pass out needed supplies to the flood victims. I shot this short video while I was there and it really does not show the masses of people that came to pick up supplies. In case you missed yesterdays post here is a link. It propable did more good for the people handing out the supplies than the people receiving them. Most of the people were so appreciative and said they really needed the shovels, bleach, gloves,brooms,bottled water,masks and the list goes on and on. We probable handed out about 70% of the supplies (1 comments)
West Dyersburg Church Begins Distributing Flood Relief Supplies Today - 05/19/11 10:53 AM
Churches of Christ from the middle Tennessee area just sent a semi truck load of cleaning supplies and other items and food to the West Dyersburg Church of Christ at 820 Highway 51 Bypass. The distribution starts today at 2pm but people have already started showing up for the supplies. Others heard about this effort and they have started bringing by cleaning supplies to be passed out as well. The flood waters have receded and the clean-up has begun. These supplies should help the flood victims start to get their lives back to normal. Here is a video that ABC 24 (4 comments)
Only 2 homes left in one of Dyersburg's nicest midrange subdivisions-Camelot - 05/16/11 06:07 PM
Today I closed the sale of the home at 993 Sandra Drive. It sold for $115,900 and it is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 car garage and a fenced in backyard. However, there are two homes left that are available and I would be glad to show you either although I have a preference to the house at 1040 Sir James since I have it listed and just love the home. The Sir James house is also a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a 2 car garage. Both are listed at $116,900 and either would be a (2 comments)
I am putting my clients and customers on notice! - 05/13/11 11:27 AM
Today in this blog post I am putting my customers and clients on notice. I am not going to take it anymore! The real estate business has changed so much since I first became a Realtor back in 1992. The business has really become fast paced. When a customer calls or texts or e-mails, they expect you to respond right then. I have accepted this challenge and pride myself in quick responses to potential customers inquiries. Another change that I have trouble swallowing is there is no commitment on the part of the customer or client(for the most part). I am (9 comments)
Yesterday was the National Day of Prayer across our great land of America and about 70 people here in Dyersburg joined for prayer on the 4 corners of the courthouse. I ran into several people whom I knew but did not know they were believers. Now many more of us know each other as Christians. At each corner we had a different theme but the one that struck me the most was "Let us humble ourselves and be reconciled back to God". The scripture that the speaker used before his prayer was 2 Chronicles 7:14 which reads "if my (1 comments)
I watched much of the republican debate tonight and Mr. Cain sure clicked for me. You could tell he isn't a politician but just a smart sensible business man
with extensive experience running a corporation and can relate to being poor and having plenty. Hermain is conservative and right now my pick to be president. Rick Santorum did a decent job but not as good as Hermain. Wouldn't it be something to see Mr. Cain run against Obama? He definitely gives black America aS chance to get it right in 2012. Sorry this looks like this. This (7 comments)
Well finally the rains stopped(yesterday morning) and the sun is out but all is not well. The Mississippi River is about out of its banks causing the smaller rivers and tributaries running into it to flood. Dyersburg and Dyer County(northwest Tennessee) have two smaller rivers running through or just close by and they are both flooding. The Forked Deer river runs through south Dyersburg and it is out of its banks and starting to flood south Dyersburg and some of the smaller communities to the west of the city. The Obion river runs through north Dyer County between Dyersburg (6 comments)
Christian School In Dyersburg Spring Musical 2011 - 05/03/11 11:11 AM
On Friday April 29, 2011 my family attended Dyersburg's Christ Classical Academy's spring musical. This christian school is for pre-k through 8th grade. My daughter Erin has been attending this school but this year is her last year(8th grade). We have been very happy with the education she has received and the christian values all the faculty and staff display. I shot a couple of videos with my droid x during the performance and I hope you enjoy. To contact Christ Classical Academy call 731-285-3727 or visit them online at their website. (1 comments)
We missed one song last night at worship! - 05/02/11 11:58 AM
The more I think about the worship service last night the more I contemplate why it was not really a prayer service but amost entirely a praise and worship service. We missed one song last night that would have been very appropriate to why really we come together as Christians in an assembly. It's not about me or us but about Jesus. Here is a song I found on youtube(not sure of the author) that I just love it nd I believe we have sang it before at church. I know you will enjoy it. The name is "Jesus, lover of (6 comments)
Another song that grabbed my heart last night - 05/02/11 11:27 AM
In my last post I mentioned that at church last night we spent about 90% of the time praising the Lord in song. I "thought" it was going to be a prayer service. In that last post I put a slide show/song on titled "Listen to our hearts" by Steven Curtis Chapman. We sang another song last night that literally grabbed at my heart. The name of that song is, "We fall down" and I am pretty sure it was written by Chris Tomlin. Listen carefully to the words. I promise it will grab at your heart also. I am pretty (1 comments)
Prayer service was incredible! - 05/02/11 11:15 AM
I wrote a post yesterday about a prayer service we were having last night at church. I thought it would be mainly prayers for tornado victims families and also prayer about the floods that are predicted to come here. We spent 90% of the time just praising the Lord in song. One of the songs we sang that touched me greatly is "Listen to our hearts" by Steven Curtis Chapman. I found this slide show on youtube with the song and I know you will enjoy it. While singing that song last night I yearned to be before the throne in (4 comments)
Please pray that God changes our weather in midwest and protect us from flooding - 05/01/11 03:18 PM
As many of you know, storms swept across the midwest last week leaving a path of devastation. What you may not be aware of though is all the rain is bringing extensive flooding to the region. Here is a story that a radio station in Memphis just did on our flooding problem. We have 3 rivers either running through Dyer County or bordering it(Mississippi River). Please pray that the rains stop for now and the river banks contain the excess water. I just heard that Memphis is also in danger from the Mississippi river overflowing its banks. Tonight our church is (3 comments)
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