Janet Roller - Living Oak Ministries

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Hi. I'm Janet Roller: wife of one, mother of two, lover of coffee and writer of songs. I have just finished my first fiction novel and I'm looking forward to watching how God uses the simple story to minister to others. God is a big deal to me. My goal each day is to wake up and declare, "This day is Yours, Lord. Show me what to do with it."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

More Ice, Please.

Our ice maker went out so I bought some ice trays yesterday. Sam asked me why I had blue egg cartons...he had NEVER seen an ice tray! What are we doing to our youth of today?? Every kid should experience the twisting, popping, filling and balancing!

My kids think it is the coolest thing ever. They keep going to the freezer to "check" if the water has changed. Maybe I should have waited until Christmas to unveil this trendy new gadget.

Sometimes it's the simple things that bring us back to basics. I have taken an Interim position as Music Director at a local church. Over the past 10 years, Matt and I have served in churches with music programs that included large choirs, bands and orchestras. This church has a piano and organ (played by two very capable musicians). The absence of strings and drums was shocking at first. But now, I find myself really focusing on the message of the songs - which is what it's all about anyway.

The bottom-line is: Whether you have an electric ice maker or ice trays...you still get ice to cool your drink. Whether you have a huge choir and band or a small choir and keyboard, if you are worshipping with what you have, God is pleased.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Just wanted to cover my bases today...
I have had several "Contact Form" submissions on my website today. Unfortunately the host has had a hiccup and when I received the form, they were blank! Not great for returning phone calls!!!

IF YOU HAVE SENT A SUBMISSION TODAY OR IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS...resend, please! The problem has been addressed and I want to hear from you!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

God is Doing Big Stuff!

Busy week coming up! Gold Party tomorrow night, singing at luncheon and starting my new job at Mt. Vernon Baptist Wednesday, Bible study Thursday, driving to Raleigh Friday to write music with Babs, emceeing a bridal show and beginning our 4-day revival at Mt. Vernon Sunday...whooh!

I found out Sunday that I'll be opening the show for "The Hoppers" in May! They are coming to be a part of the Carolina Gospel Association's Concert Series. I am so excited!!!

God is doing big stuff!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Goodbye, Good Buddy.

Just got back home from the grocery store and found Matt and Sam in the backyard setting plastic army men on fire. I feel like I should record this date in Sam's baby book.

I can't believe the things you say when you're a parent..."now honey, you know you're not supposed to burn your army men unless your daddy's with you, right?"