Last week we celebrated the life of my mom. She lived long
enough to see her 93rd birthday, yet she is now experiencing life like nothing she’s ever seen before! Marcy and I are so grateful to all of you as you’ve expressed your love and condolences!
Emily Frances Talley dropped out of high school in the middle
of her senior year because she knew she was failing English. She
also knew her life’s goals were to be a wife and mother. While she
left behind the prospect of a high school diploma, she “wrote the
book” on being a supportive wife and mother. She was a fierce
prayer warrior, an alto in the choir, started our “Sunbeam” preschool choir, taught Sunday School and Discipleship Training classes and served in many other areas in church.
Last year, she moved into the local assisted living facility.
Due to Covid restrictions, she was no longer able to attend church
with my sister and family, so she attended the service offered at
her new home. She saw the need to improve the planning and
music for that service and asked if she could help. Before long,
she was coordinating the entire service and enlisting new people
to sing and play. She even organized the Christmas Eve service
and directed the “praise team” she formed. Along with her impact
on their worship events, she introduced the domino game, Chicken
Foot, and a group played every day at 2:00pm. The director of the
facility told us that in mom’s brief time there, her impact was huge.
She brought life to The Plaza and inspired others to get involved.
As we heard so many stories about mom’s impact, I began
thinking about our impact here at FBCTC. Mom lived life to the
fullest by getting involved and serving. She probably didn’t know
the Five Purposes of the Church but lived them out daily – she was
a worshipper, discipler, fellowshipper (and fantastic cook!), minister
What about you? Are you living life to the fullest? Attending
and joining church are initial steps to your involvement at FBCTC
and in God’s Kingdom. God has gifted ALL OF US to honor Him!
Get involved, serve and lead – let’s go!