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, …

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Every time I go through my trove of family photos I reminisce about the season we were in at the time they were photographed. We had been studying a lot of Eastern Hemisphere cultures in our history curriculum for school and had been reading about Mother Teresa of Calcutta. My daughter was so touched by …

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 …

More of Grandma’s Stories

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 …

Grace Abounds in Deepest Waters

            Early last summer (2015), 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” …