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Angels, Unicorns and Baby Jesus Really Do Exist 1024 683 Chase Jennings

Angels, Unicorns and Baby Jesus Really Do Exist

The world has made me vulnerable on purpose, yet at the same time I became a grown-ass woman who suddenly needed to make decisions on her own. (paraphrased by my dead mama mentor, GorgeousInGrey.com)

“Angels and Unicorns and Baby Jesus really do exist.”

My mama called me the other night in my dream. When I answered the phone I continued to say “Mom? Mom?” I was in shock. I was trembling with happiness to her voice. She calmly told me how it isn’t much different there. They all have jobs and she was just chillin’ right then. I could see her on the phone in a cute little house, candles lit, crisp fall day, chili on, people running around outside. That would be heaven for Mama. That sounds like heaven to me. Heaven is my Mamas sweet lullaby, her voice in the kitchen, candles lit, fire in the den, people in and out of the house we love, my kids piled up on my lap, Jon Cody outside chasin’ goats. Memaw on the radio.

Today is her birthday and I fight the guilt. It’s the guilt that rages sometimes in grief. How was I possibly too busy to throw her a 60th Birthday Bash? I told her-If you quit smoking I will do this and that. Who am I to judge her? If you make Mason mind I will let you come out on the road more. That one. That ONE kills me. Literally breaks me into pieces. I can see them. Like last nights’ glitter all over my floor. The guilt of things I did to my Mama. Don’t be that person who says “She wouldn’t want you to feel guilt” Well no shit Glenda but I do so let’s move through it. Work on it. Why did I do what I did? What can I do differently not to feel like this again? Get to the source of the defect. Acknowledge it, change it. DO NOT SIT IN SELF PITY. My Mama made me mad and I made her cry. Nobody loved her more though. I promise you that. NOBODY. Maybe baby bro and sis and auntie but I don’t know. My obsession was big and bountiful and she was so much to me. She still is. As I type she’s wrapped around me in this sweater. I hold tight. My birthday wasn’t really that difficult to get through. I felt and I cried some but I stayed busy. Today I take her things…so many things ..to good will. We slowly keep wrapping up her life. She died exactly 4 months ago. On this day. This night. The 7th or early morning like 1am on the 8th. She should’ve been at my house. She shouldn’t have driven home. But hey I was busy right? I had kids here. I had to leave early. It was an inconvenience I couldn’t deal with. Mama I am going to Canada and you won’t wake up then the kids will be crazy and on and on. So she died. Alone. After driving Granny and Mason home safely. She died right there. Alone. I will feel that guilt and grief for a long time to come. What I did not do. I don’t feel shame because I know God and God won’t let me fall that far into this. But today. Just for today I will feel it all. Most days I only feel it when I see the oink in the sky or Tyminski singing “Numb”. Today I give Mama every piece of energy I have. What’s left over will carry me through the night.

I do not tell you all this for sympathy or to hear “Don’t feel that way” or “go to see a therapist” Y’all I have been in therapy since I was 8 years old. 8! and ongoing for the first 10 years of sobriety, 7 rehabs with intense therapy daily for 30 days or more. I know therapy. THANK GOD I HAVE THE TOOLS TO BE HONEST HERE AND GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD…….TO be SOBER in this walk. TO feel guilt and say dang that hurts but that’s OK BECAUSE I MUST FEEL IT TO MOVE THROUGH IT. FEEL YOUR FEELINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about them. We talk about pink hats and politics, we take pictures of pretty wine glasses and babies but when it comes to death and sobriety unless it is some celebrity like Matt Damon we should just not bother with the ugly truth. Today I bother 🙂

ALL. DAY. LONG. HAPPY PRETTY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY MAMA Cindy Plemons.

the least of these, starring tayla lynn
The Least of These Movie Review by Dove 1024 576 Chase Jennings

The Least of These Movie Review by Dove

Thank you Dove for the wonderful review!:

When Rose isn’t working as a waitress at Jack’s O’houlihans, she and her daughter Katie live in their car and do the best they can to make it from day to day. Rose’s past experiences have made her fearful and frustrated, and it comes out in her interactions with others, which can be identified early on when Rose serves a meal to Santa Claus in the restaurant she works for and also serves up a piece of her mind.

The film follows Rose and Katie throughout a Christmas season that brings tremendous change to their lives. Katie’s love for Jesus is inspiring to Rose and often times makes her think more deeply about her faith and the way she treats people.

The pair’s chance encounter with Mr. Claus himself set them up to receive more compassion and love in one season than they have ever known.

The Dove Take This film invites the viewer into a story that is not the norm for holiday films, and that is its charm. This is a great film for families to watch and discuss with each other. Themes of suffering, overcoming, generosity, victory, and the faithfulness of God provide a beautiful backdrop to assist families in important gospel-centered conversations that help to deepen one’s understanding of Christmas. It is Dove’s delight to award it with the All Ages Dove Seal of Approval.

* Originally posted on dove.org

We are so excited and grateful for our first review from dove.org!

Making a film that is faith-based an inspirational is the job that we set out to do to be recognized for that is all God.

After laying my mother to rest this year-I can only hope that as my faith has offered me so much peace that this film can bring that same message-one of what God can do it we trust Him. One of Hope and faith. My prayer is That it pours from the film with love into your home. Into your heart.

Go boldly. Go bravely.

I love you

The Least of These, starring Tayla Lynn is set to be released on DVD October 2018 📀🎥!

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New Interview with The Rockin’ Rag

Country legends Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s music is celebrated through their grandchildren Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty. The music of their grandparents was performed live at benefit concert for Wounded Warriors. Check out the full interview:

Interview with Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty

Country legends Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's music is celebrated through their grandchildren Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty. The music of their grandparents was performed live at benefit concert for Wounded Warriors. Check out the full interview.

Posted by The Rockin' Rag on Monday, July 30, 2018

via The Rockin’ Rag on Facebook

Country Music Nation: Tayla Mourns Devastating Loss 1024 597 Chase Jennings

Country Music Nation: Tayla Mourns Devastating Loss

Originally posted on CountryMusicNation.com by Miranda Raye:

Loretta Lynn and her family are no strangers to loss. In 1984, Loretta’s oldest son, Benny, died when he drowned at the age of 34. Years later, Loretta lost her oldest daughter, Betty, when she passed away in 2013 due to emphysema.

In addition to losing two of her six children, Loretta lost her husband of nearly 50 years, Oliver “Doo” Lynn, when he passed away in 1996 at the age of 69.

But while Loretta’s life has been marked by great loss, it has also been defined by great love. She has dozens of grandchildren, with one of the most famous being Tayla Lynn.

She’s talking through her teeth “just smile” #memaw #us

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The daughter of Loretta’s son Ernest, Tayla has made it her life’s mission to continue her grandmother’s legacy. A singer herself, Tayla performs all over the country, often covering her grandmother’s famous songs.

Recently, Tayla has been performing with Tre Twitty, the grandson of Loretta’s best friend and duet partner Conway Twitty. Together, the two sing their grandparents’ songs and duets, bringing their music to a whole new generation of country fans.

Most recently, Tayla and Tre performed together at Loretta’s ranch in Tennessee on Saturday (July 7). The concert was a big celebration of Loretta and Conway’s music, and was surely entertaining for all who attended. Loretta even called Tayla while she was on stage to say “hello” to everyone who showed up.

Memaw called in to say she loves ya! #memaw #lorettalynn #herfans

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But that celebration didn’t last for long.

The day after the concert (July 8), Tayla took to Instagram to share some heartbreaking news. Her mother, Cindy, had passed away that morning.

Tayla didn’t say much. She simply shared a photo of her mother, writing, “Mama. I miss you so much.”

Mama. I miss you so much. #7/8/18 #mama #grief

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It was actually Tre who revealed a little more about what had happened to Cindy. In a post he wrote on Facebook to show some love to Tayla, he said that Cindy had passed away in her sleep.

“We were all cuttin up out at Loretta’s Saturday night, and she passed away in her sleep a few hours later,” he wrote. “Life can change so soon.”

Our prayers go out to Tayla and her family as they mourn the devastating loss of her mother Cindy.

You can remember Cindy by watching the following video that Tayla shared of her on YouTube just last month. May she rest in peace.

About Tayla Background
Tayla Lynn’s national tour includes a stop in Marysville 1024 683 Chase Jennings

Tayla Lynn’s national tour includes a stop in Marysville

Originally posted in in the Hearaldnet.com by Sharon Salyer, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

“The granddaughter of famed country singer Loretta Lynn promises: “It’s going to be super fun.”

Tayla Lynn fans attending Friday’s concert at the Marysville Opera House are in for a special treat.

She will be singing a new song from her soon-to-be released album that she calls “probably the most honest song I’ve ever written.”

Entitled “She’s the Blue in My Eyes,” it’s written about the person in her life she calls Memaw, but who the public knows as her grandmother, country music legend Loretta Lynn.

As soon as she finished writing it, she went to her grandmother’s house. “I have to play a song for you,” she told Loretta.

When Lynn got to the song’s tag, “she’s the blue in my eyes,” Lynn said her grandmother held her face in her hands and they both cried.”…READ MORE

 

For more information, click here to view the event on TaylaLynn.com

“Twitty and Lynn proving true legends never go out of style” 960 640 Chase Jennings

“Twitty and Lynn proving true legends never go out of style”

Originally published by Medicine Hat News, May 17th, 2018

“All true art lasts, said Tre Twitty prior to boarding an airplane on his way back home to the U.S. after a performance earlier this month in Fort Macleod, Alta.

Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn will be honouring their legendary grandparents Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn live at the Esplanade May 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tre and Tayla will be performing the classics and sharing stories about their beloved grandparents.

“If you look at all the old country songs — first of all, they were all…” READ MORE

Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty, live at Esplanade

Get Tickets

See Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn LIVE on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Esplanade:
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre Medicine Hat, AB
401 1 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2, Canada

Tickets are available online now here! You can also call 403-502-8777, or purchase them at the venue’s box office or the Medicine Hat Mall’s customer service desk.

Merry Christmas Eve! 1024 683 Chase Jennings

Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve!

I won’t keep you — I literally wanted to just spread some love and light to y’all tonight.

I’ve been so blessed by all of you this year. Thank you! Our family is spending the Holiday in our second home of Seattle.

God says that our primary purpose is to be of service and help others. The only way i know how to do that is to be bold and honest I’m telling my story. I was asked to share my story with my church, Compassion Church, for the Christmas Eve services. I happily and fearfully agreed.

Here it is…… I pray it is a gift to someone because every time I tell it, the shame lifts a little more, the door to God gets wider and my heart feels more at peace.

From the Finger Farm to you….Merry Christmas!

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Some November Updates!

Happy ‘Almost Thanksgiving’ y’all!!! Apologies for my radio silence lately, but I’ve got some pretty big updates in the works!

First, I’m recording a record with the one and only John Carter in February at the Cash Cabin. We’ve had a great tour and now only have one show left this year. If you haven’t heard his music yet, you should definitely check him out ASAP:

Second, I am the official social media manager for Waverly, TN — being a massive lover of all things Wavery and Tennessee, I couldn’t feel more grateful nor honored (this is HUGE for me so I’m kind of freaking out still). If you’d like to follow along or leave me some funny comments from time to time, check us out on Facebook and Instagram for all things Waverly.

Third, Sarah Parker and I started a new non-profit! For those of you who don’t know Sarah, her and I met a few years ago when I first moved to Waverly. We met while Sarah, along with her husband were the Children’s Pastors as Compassion Church Waverly and instantly clicked. My husband Jon Cody Finger and I have 2 boys, True (5) and Scout (2), and Sarah and her husband Garrett Parker have 5 children; Will (13), Myleigh (11), Knox (7), Steely (5), and Mayer (1).  After a couple years of growing — our families and as close friends — we came up with an idea…or rather God gave us the gift of passion for women and community building so we had no other choice but to come together to put some action to our theory.

We have searched far and wide, and we have yet to find another women-focused non-profit near our town. We want to build a community that encourages, empowers, teaches and inspires women to help both themselves as well as our beautiful town blossom.We want our town to be a place that our kids can safely enjoy and make long-lasting memories instead of having to drive an hour out of town. We want to “RISE UP” take action and mold this place into the best place it can be through everything from family-oriented events and festivals to outreach programs and more.  And guess what guys? We’ve already got a pretty exciting lineup of events on the way! For anyone in Waverly or in neighboring towns, put these dates on your calendar!

Upcoming Events:

  • December 2nd: Wreath making class taught by the local Ross Farm
  • December 5th: Women’s Life Group
  • December 6th: Night Women’s Life Group
  • December 12th: Open House at local (*cough* “MY”) home to help Christmas sales
  • December 16th: Caroling and coat drive for kids
  • January (TBA): Concert and a movie at local Mi De Ga Theater

So this is where we are so far! We’re still in the process of applying for our non-profit license/number, but I can’t wait to hit the ground running with all of the awesome ideas that we’ve come up with. If anyone else ever has any ideas or wants to get involved, please never hesitate to reach out to me.

PS. What’s everyone doing for Thanksgiving???? Anyone doing anything exciting? Let me know in the comments below!

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A PSA From Tayla & Patsy Russell!

Thank you to everyone who helped my Pledge Music campaign reach 100% If you haven’t had a chance to get yourself a signed CD or something, it’s not too late! Head over to: https://artists.pledgemusic.com/projects/tayla-lynn

When The Stars Align 1000 667 Chase Jennings

When The Stars Align

Today’s #TBT (‘Throwback Thursday’ for anyone not well-versed in the hashtag game yet) goes out to Memaw! Hard to believe this is from a few years ago…feels like yesterday!

I’m such a brown noser, ha. Enjoy!!

xoxo Tayla



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