Episode 63: Bubbly, Bright Bethea

We all know that music is a joy to the soul, and Karla Bethea is a joy in the music department. Life hasn’t slowed down for her as she enjoys working at the church, wrapping up her senior year, and learning more about what it means to have a mindset of gratitude.


Guest Spot Highlight | Karla Bethea, Music Ministry Assistant

  • Lots of kids in the Bethea family.
  • Working at the church going on three months. Assistant to the music assistant so I work for Mrs. Kathy.
  • Work for the children’s choir. Set up for choir events. Music folders for Sunday morning orchestra. Do a little decoration. We do a little bit of everything. Keeps it fun and spicy. Really enjoy!
  • Senior in high school this year. Graduating this spring. Homeschooled. Quarantine hasn’t affected school, just sailing right through.
  • Quarantine changed a lot of things for a lot of people. For us, everyone came home. Party at the Bethea house. Quality family time.
  • Routine depends on who is there and who is gone. Breakfast and morning meeting. School work. Family project after lunch. Practicing and schoolwork.
  • Love taking ballet, tap, and ballroom dance. Enjoy our horses.
  • First time connected to Tim Peabody was sharing the experience of rescuing a small child. Kelli and I were at the Deese home. Playing with kids on the floor. Wilder was around one year old. He dropped something down the stairs in the dollhouse. Reached in to get his toy and his arm got stuck. Tried everything to get him out. Had to call Tim to get him to cut Wilder out of the dollhouse. Quite an experience. Strange request for sure. (Thank you Lacey for giving permission to share the story.)
  • No long term plans at this time. Plan to graduate with the homeschool group CHEC. Will attend Hinds for two years and then plan from there.

Devotional | Karla Bethea

  • Philippians 4: 6 – 8
  • Colossians 3:17
  • 1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 17
  • Picked these three because I love them so much. Learning a lot about gratitude. Not always easy. Easy when I have a big meal or after Christmas. Not as easy when hard things happen.
  • Use to think that gratitude was connected to a feeling of excitement or happiness. Doesn’t make a a lot of sense when sad things happen like losing a loved one. Doesn’t make sense to be excited when you lose someone.
  • Learning now that gratitude is a mind set. Something we practice. An understanding. When we understand who God is, and that He has the best in mind for us. Loves us and will take care of us. Will only give us what we can handle and take. Then why not be grateful about that? It’s a journey.

Prayer | Karla Bethea

  • Carolyn Heiden, hospital

Closing Remarks

  • Thanks for joining us, Karla!
  • We love the Betheas.
  • We love our family!

Host & Guest

Tim Peabody

Karla Bethea


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