Archive | March 2013

“John 14:23

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. – John 14:23

I know You love me, and You know I love you. Help me become more obedient so I can carry the Good News of what the Father and Jesus has done for me! I Praise Your Holy Name and I know You will always be the same yesterday, today and forever more. YOU have never let me down. Forgive me for all the times I have let YOU down. Help me love those that are not so loveable and encourage everyone that needs it.

Dee Bradley 3/24/2013


Tweaking the Surgery

Got through the surgery with flying colors….Thank you Lord….in at 7:30am and home by 11am… that’s a record. 

I’ve done so well because I’ve had so many wonderful Prayer Warriors keeping me held up to HIM, and I cannot say ‘thank you’ enough.

From here on out, it’s nothing but healing, losing the weight, writing my next book, and keep on telling people what Jesus has done for me.

“Your test becomes your testimony…..and your MESS needs to become your message!”~Dee Bradley.


My Biggest Birthday Surprise

Thought I would Faint   I saw him, when he came through the door, but I thought it was a dream. I looked, and I looked away, thinking “don’t anybody pinch me and wake me up, this is gonna be good!” And lo and behold, it really was Wynn Varble, in my living room, surprising ME on my birthday.

Ray and Bobby (my husband and brother-in-law) said I had not gotten out of that recliner as fast in a month as I did when I realized it really was Wynn. I turned and put my plate down in the set of the chair. My luck I would have fainted and flopped down in it, but thank God, I didn’t.

Wynn, and his wife and daughter, was visiting their son in Chattanooga, and they decided to come on down to Rockmart and surprise me on my 62nd Birthday. I had sent him an invitation on Facebook, not thinking he would come, but lo and behold, there he stood.

He had called Ray the day before, and got our address, so they would be able to find us. He brought me a dozen roses and his NEW CD. Only his wife had a copy other than me. I was so floored.

He ate a bite, they didn’t stay long, but he mingled with the crowd that was here, family and friends and made himself at home. He knows where we are and I hope he never feels like a stranger. I think Ray and I have a true friend in him.

Oh Lord, Thank you for letting me stand in the man’s shadow. He is so talented!! I think he is one of today’s true songwriting genus’. I am blessed to call him a friend.

Dee Bradley


Going back into surgery

Got through the wind, rain, hail and whatever took out the tree tops in front of my house, trees behind the house, a BIG pine tree through the middle of the house up the street, and Fairview Rd was pretty torn up. Trees took out our power and cable lines and if we get power and cable by tomorrow night I’ll be pleased. As far as I know, we are all sound, unhurt and blessed.

Tiny P.S. I go back into a small out-patient surgery Thursday (not sure of the exact time yet) at Redmond…should only be there for a couple of hours. Minor corrective procedure where a place is not healing properly, and he is going to fix it, so we can get my new ‘cantaloupes’ in progress. 😉 A prayer from your lips to God’s ears would be greatly appreciated on my behalf.

Why I am left on this earth!

Thank You Jesus that You left the 99 and came after me. Yes, You had to break my legs and carry me for a while, but I thank You for that too. Now I know I have to stay close to You or I will stray. I know Your voice. I have learned to listen and ask first before asking for Your blessing after I have started.

My Faith was tested. My Patience was tuned. My Trust was proven every time I call on Your name! You have never lied to me.

LIFE is not easy!! It was never supposed to be easy. But YOU said YOU would be with me to help me get through it. I am not looking forward to death so I can go to heaven. I am looking forward to death (through believing in Jesus Christ) so I will be with YOU….that is called heaven.

I was not innocent, but through the blood YOU shed on the cross, You can stand and say to YOUR Father at my judgement day, “Father, she called on my name! She is mine! She is found ‘not guilty’! I took her place!”

Oh PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME!! This is why I am left on this earth!! To tell what Jesus has done for me!!

Deliska Bradley 3/15/13


I am on the verge of hysteria…I don’t have to even take tamoxifen…I am doing the happy dance….in slow motion!!

I went to my Oncologist, who I call Tommy, because I have known him for twenty-one flipping years. He had only been in practice a year in Rome when I presented myself to him. He says I am the reason he won’t tell anyone how long they have to live. I have beat this monster one more time.

I want to thank all my wonderful prayer warriors for their prayers, calls, cards, visits, food, and a mere Thank You is not enough.

“If one of you do this to the least of these, You do it unto Me”…..says the Lord.

Deliska Bradley 3/9/2013


March 5th–It is FINALLY over

Two days after the final hearing, I am able to sit down and write about the day.

First, Jaye had in attendance for moral support at the ending of his marriage to Lori J. Speaks on March 5, 2013, Elizabeth Easterwood (Nanny-my mother), Deloris Riddle (my sister), Allison Riddle (Deloris’ oldest daughter, and the one that has a direct line of communication to God Almighty) and me (his mother, who loves him beyond breath).

The Judge was her usual LATE self coming into the court room at 1:40pm. I made a note to look, so Lori’s lateness didn’t strike such a bad taste in her mouth, undoubtedly.

Judge Ellen McEleyea started by saying she gave 50/50 custody of the children to both parents. That was the BIG one. This was the FIRST ruling that she ever did this on. She was always a stickler for giving custody to one or the other parent; not 50/50 in any case. Scott Kimbrough almost screamed. (I’ll tell you later what he said to me before court!)

I wish I could remember what came in order, but I don’t. I tried to take notes, but I couldn’t take them as fast as she was talking. First was what was due to Roger Johnson, by Lori, that had not been paid on case work. He had not been paid one thin dime. She owed him over $70,000. (Jaye has to pay $30K in one year against this balance!)

They have joint physical custody with the father having final decision-making rights. He has School and Education and her on Health and Religion but he has final decision rights on all.

Alternate yearly decisions on extracurricular activities, Mother from June 2013 to May 2014 and Father from June 2014 to May 2015. Summer first two weeks in June Hers–July first two weeks is Father’s. Thanksgivings Even/Odd, Christmas Even/Odd. Justin Fox was not shown a bad influence on the children, thus he could stay in their lives. On holiday’s they are to go to the other parent Saturday 6 to Sunday 6.

As for the school district, the middle school is the same for the boys, but the elementary is not the same for Lauren. The Judge said, if you don’t speak up, you don’t have to show it.

Child support ? Jaye $1500 a month, once a month. I missed that all the way. He is to pay for their health insurance per month.

Jaye did get the martial house, Lori pays for her Guardian ad litem fees, Lori gets all of items on Exhibit 13 from the house plus they must sale the boat and divide the profit.

Jaye is to pay $30,000 of Lori’s attorney’s fees at $2400 a month until paid.


Name the BOOK!! I’m writing one and I am going to name the guilty!!

Deliska Bradley 3/7/2013

February 28, 2013 Jaye’s Final Divorce Heard

It would take a whole night to tell you the entire story. Short story….We are going back March 5th at 1:30pm to find out the final decision the Judge gives on who gets the children.

Just pray children……pray!!

I will write more.

I will also write about my breast being removed, but not now. I had that done Feb 7th, but I made it to hear the last part of the case. I heard the Guardian ad litem and the closing, but that was all I got to hear. Scott Kimbrough did a good job.

Good night all….I am going to BED. I have slept in this chair so much I am going to get in a bed and stretch out!!