Tuesday, August 17, 2010


There is no place like home and although I only lived and worked in Rogersville for three years, a piece of me remains there.
It is an historical town with quaint antique shops in the old section.
Established in the 1770's, it is one of the oldest towns in Tennessee.
I thought I was in Heaven when I first arrived because everyone was so sweet and kind. Driving on the opposite side of the road  was a little confusing at first, yet no-one lost their patience. They sat and waited, then with a friendly wave, saw me on my way....
It certainly was a learning process.  

This was our home in the woods.
Amid the woodpeckers and squirrels.
It was enchanting to an Ozzie.
At the first sign of snow I ran around with the camera trying to capture all the white magic..
Living in the tropics of Queensland we don't see this in winter.

My church family.
It took a while to find somewhere I felt at home.
But I discovered CROSSROADS was the place to be.
( When you come to that place in your life, and you don't know which way to go. Take the road to the CHRIST )  
Here I soon discovered, acceptance love and friendship with excellent teaching and wonderful singing and music.
About a year after I left, the precious church family came together for this photo. 
They all got together to wave me hello....but a few are missing.
Prima and Zena, where are you??

On Roan Mountain.
It's not that far away and my hubby took me there to see it in the snow..
One word...BEAUTIFUL.!!

The staff of Amedisys Home Health.
A lovely group of girls and a pleasure to work with.
Lori our boss is seated on the bottom right with me standing on (R)behind her. 
The best part of this work was everyone belonged to the Lord. 
Much care and love is given out to the Patients. 

Crystal and Nancy.
Everyone needs a good friend and mine was and still is, Nancy.
Both registered nurses we attended the same church, shared with each other and prayed together.
Nancy and her hubby John are special folk.
They give out of themselves and nothing is ever too much trouble. 
True Believers.

It Is Written:
And he (JESUS) is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Colossians 1:18-20)
Praise His Holy Name.  Amen.


  1. Mary you have the most interesting post, Rogersville looks like a beautiful spot and having a best friend is even more beautiful,

  2. How lovely to learn just a bit more about you and to see you in the photographs looking so beautiful!
    God bless you.xx

  3. Thank you for sharing another part of your life with us. Prayers and hugs, sandie

  4. It looks like you find friends wherever you go. I need to tell an old. old story about that on my blog someday. You remind me a bit of one of the people in that story. God bless you.

  5. Hello Bernie, Wc are all so bless.Hug to you. XX

    Hello Junibears,I would also love to here more about you..maybe one day.Hugs xx

    Hiya Sandie,A skip and a hugs and a laugh with a friend...xx

    Hi Gorges, I look forward to that story...Hey, won't it be great to get to Heaven and meet even more friends..Bless ya. Hugs

  6. I saw Nancy yesterday. She always has a smile and a hug for you, never changing. Sure do miss you Crystal. You were a blessing while you were here in Rogersville. My hometown. Lots of love, Rita Spears

  7. Must have been really cold when you took that picture in the snow!

    God bless you Crystal Mary.

  8. Oh Crystal Mary,
    What a wonderful church family and home in Tennessee...how wonderful! And what a change that must have been to be in snow! Such a beautiful picture of you too...I love it!
    You are in my prayers always.

  9. Sounds like you have some good memories. your church seemed supportive. your work place seem to have contentment with the workers and yourself. Love the snow. take care. rose

  10. Good morning dear, I do hope you are feeling better. Missing your posts. Fondest love, June xx

  11. A beautiful post as usual, Mary. I did, also, enjoy learning more about you. I have been on my vitamins as recommended in the book you suggested for three weeks and feel a lot better. I have been up and busy making gifts for Christmas. Blessings to you, dear sister in Christ.

  12. I am sorry for being a little slow to respond.

    Dearest Rita, miss you also. XXX

    Dear Victor, Cold but beautiful.Hugs

    Dearest Cindy, Rose and June, Bless you lots also.

    Dearest QMM, Keep up being well. God bless you.

  13. Hi Crystal Mary, I enjoyed your lovely pix of winter wonderland in Tennessee, my birth state. I am also so happy you found a friendly and loving church family . Maybe some day you will be able to go back for a visit.


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