Art, Family, Home, Life

Shadowbox Christmas

Have you ever owned a shadowbox? All of my life I have been somewhat fascinated by the feast for the eyes they give. From the one in my great Aunt Redia’s sewing room to many various ones I had seen while growing up in the 1970’s, a time when shadow boxes were more popular.  However,… Read More Shadowbox Christmas


One Fourth of July

One fourth of July we were out taking a family hike in the Bastrop State Park.   We came to a place along a trail where someone had hung the American Flag.  Staring at the flag, a streak of boldness hit Laura, (a.k.a Mom) and she boldly sang out the Star Spangled Banner from her heart… Read More One Fourth of July

Family, Memoirs, Uncategorized

A Christmas Memory

I get a little sentimental when it comes to Christmas and usually I don’t take the tree down until after the New Year, but this year, I had a real tree. Needless to say, it came down less than 24 hours after Christmas because it had started to shed everywhere!  Normally, the day after Thanksgiving, I… Read More A Christmas Memory

Family, Home

Olive Trees and Pillars

When we created our first scripture notebook as a newlywed couple, we compiled a list of scriptures that we wanted to sow into our hearts and meditate on as prayers for the future of our family. The Lord is drawing me back to the very same scriptures that He gave me eighteen years ago at… Read More Olive Trees and Pillars

Family, Memoirs

More of Grandma’s Stories

            “Sitting in the Swing!  (The Proposal) Grandma shares how she met her husband, Lee.   Moral:  His persistence paid off!     “I’ve already Detoured!”  Moral:  Listen to your wife!     “The Magnolia Refinery”  Paw Paw jumps from a building in the nick of time.  Moral: Listen to the still… Read More More of Grandma’s Stories


Grace Abounds in Deepest Waters

Early last summer, our family took a little trip to the Texas Gulf Coast.  Over the summer, our daughter, Leanna and I found ourselves frequently singing the song “Oceans” by Hillsongs. It had become a “go to” song of faith and encouragement to us.  During special times of worship the Lord used the song “Oceans” over and over to refresh our souls, like waves… Read More Grace Abounds in Deepest Waters

Family, Home, Memoirs

A Family Legacy

        Click Play to hear Grandma tell the story of How a Yellow Dog saved a little girl Lost in the Woods!   I was inspired by watching Dr. James Dobson’s Building a Family Legacy DVD series, that prayer is one of the most important things that you can consistently do for your… Read More A Family Legacy