The Storm

January 31, 2017

Suddenly, there were black clouds swirling on the porch! I saw them clearly. A deafening roar…all is in darkness…then an unnatural quiet. It was before dawn on March 21, 1949. It was my sixth birthday, and we had just experienced a tornado. The weather had been exceptionally unsettling that morning. My mama had awakened me and I was sitting on my dad’s lap when the tornado hit. As the storm moved on, and the night gave way to the morning’s light, it was obvious our neighbors had not fared as well as us. Not knowing what would await them, grim-faced,…

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Miss Ruby

January 24, 2017

She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. Miss Ruby had long dark hair and she wore makeup. I remember the red lipstick and red nail polish. She was kind, she spoke softly and smelled wonderful. One day, when my braids were very tight, she loosened them for me. Ahh what a relief it was! It’s been almost seven decades since I’ve seen Miss Ruby but I remember her like it was yesterday. Do you remember your first grade teacher? I wonder if teachers ever realize what an impact they have on their students. If you are a…

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No Bull!!!!

January 17, 2017

What motivates a 6-year-old to do what a 6-year-old does? It must seem like a good idea to them at the time. Here is my true story as a 6-year-old. It was a sunny spring day in bluebonnet country. The bees were busily pollinating, the butterflies were floating from flower to flower and the mockingbirds were singing their songs. Life was good. School had been dismissed and I decided to visit Aunt Millie instead of getting on the school bus and going home. I had to cross two pastures and navigate a road to get to Aunt Millie’s. A disagreeable…

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January 10, 2017

The air was cold and crisp and full of magic and wonder. The neon cross at the top of the sixty-five foot steeple cast a soft light that bathed the country side. The farm families were gathered to sing the songs celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ one last time for the Christmas Season just ended. Epiphany, the Season of Light, was beginning. The first Sunday in Epiphany focuses on the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan and the last Sunday in Epiphany celebrates the Transfiguration of our Lord. The Sundays in between highlight His Ministry here on…

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January 2, the Ninth Day of Christmas

January 3, 2017

Ever wonder if there is a deeper meaning to the Song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? There is! Here is the explanation of the Ninth day of Christmas: The nine ladies dancing represents the Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22…”But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” “……out of that loves comes the fruits of joy, which is love’s strength; peace, which is love’s security; patience, which is love’s endurance; kindness, which is love’s conduct; goodness, which is love’s character; faithfulness, which is love’s confidence; gentleness,…

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