Living Water

Living Water

Our ladies group has been sharing thoughts on symbols in the Old Testament that point to Christ. I am continually amazed of the oneness of the Bible. Its only message is the Gospel of Jesus Christ from beginning to end. As I started working on…

Nehemiah the Builder

Nehemiah the Builder

I have always loved the story of Nehemiah. From the beginning prayer of Nehemiah to ask God’s favor through the end, Nehemiah stayed grounded in obedience and prayer. What a great example for our children! My sister shared her version of Tobiah with me and…

God’s Messenger

God’s Messenger

Tonight my story is for my grandson Elijah. He wanted to hear an Elijah story. Elijah is a wonderful Bible character. There are so many stories to share about his service to God. Our story tonight begins with Old King Ahab. He was ruler over…

Giving Our All

Giving Our All

I love writing Bible stories for children. I always learn a lot myself. I love when the stories connect the dots and tie everything together like this story of Joanna does. I hope many of you are enjoying sharing Bible stories with your children and…

Our Judge, Our Lawgiver, Our King

Our Judge, Our Lawgiver, Our King

I love learning about family history, but also the history of our country. It is amazing the gems of knowledge our forefathers drew from scripture when they set out to form a new government. Sadly our children do not get to learn these stories. Today…

Sharing God’s Word

Sharing God’s Word

When things slow down we really began to think about lots of things. When we are so busy we don’t see God working in and through our lives. We are left wondering if all the things we do are even important and especially of eternal…

New Experiences

New Experiences

Thanks to Covid-19, this is a very different time for most of us. Most of us are weary of being at home, and even for those of us who like to be at home, the worry of going out in public and getting necessities is…

Rivers in the Desert

Rivers in the Desert

Recently it has been such a changing time for everyone. Some have endured tradegy, others worry and fear and some trying to keep the norm. For all, it is difficult and trying times. John and I are trying to follow the guidelines and spending much…

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

This year I have written stories for our children’s program at church. My goal was to focus on secondary characters in a story. Each of us have a story to share. Everyone’s story is different even if we have shared similar or the same events.…

One Unexpected Special Day

One Unexpected Special Day

I’m pretty much a planner both daily, monthly and yearly. I have heard rich people say they have to make a plan for each incoming deposit of money. Otherwise they end up wasting it and don’t have much to show for how they spent it.…

A New Year

A New Year

We headed out this morning to visit my sister. We are on a special project. She had finished one of the sets of quilt blocks we found at the farm. It was ready to be hand quilted. We searched the blocks recognizing pieces of mother’s…

A Grandmother’s Treasure Box

A Grandmother’s Treasure Box

I have done a lot of reflecting these past few days. In the midst of all the reflecting, it has been an amazing holiday season. It all started with my book launch. It was a great evening and has been fun seeing my books bought…

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

The year has passed so quickly. So many memories, so many blessings, so many problems all rolled into one year. And so much more to cram into these last few weeks. I love this time of year. I know it can be a difficult time…

Celebrating Being a Grandparent

Celebrating Being a Grandparent

Being a grandparent is a blessing beyond words or measure. They are a wonderful gift from God. I give thanks each day for these beautiful babies.They give me more than I can ever give them. They make me laugh at the sounds of their sweet…

A Child is Born

A Child is Born

Recently we were blessed by attending the baptismal service for one of our grand daughters. It is truly a joy to know that she has accepted Jesus as her Savior and desires to follow Him in baptism. It was a beautiful service and the image…

  Critter City

  Critter City

If anyone ask we definitely live in the country, however there are so many other critters living here with John and I you might say we live in Critter City. Morning, midday or evening we can look out our window and see some of the…

Country Kids and City Kids

Country Kids and City Kids

  Another of my works in progress.   I always loved the children’s book “Country Mouse and City Mouse.   It reflects a great picture of each experience.  I myself am a country girl.  I grew up in the country and hope I get to…

All Men are Created Equal

All Men are Created Equal

Writing curriculum is one of those things I really enjoy doing.  It is harder to do when I am not the one who teaches it.  Being able to help the teacher visualize the big picture is a challenge.  But the most important element is making…

One of These is Not Like the Others

One of These is Not Like the Others

I’m not a big fan of Picasso’s art but a suggestion for my quilt project was music or art.  I made cartoon quilts for all the grandbabies but I thought Jake was too old for a cartoon quilt.  He plays guitar and likes art.  So…

Finding My Voice Again

Finding My Voice Again

It has been really hard to find my voice lately.  Cancer treatments and losing my father has left me empty and reflective. My page keeps reminding me I haven’t heard from anyone this week.   Daddy always said we need to share our story for…

The Things You Should Have Done, and Did

The Things You Should Have Done, and Did

My Grandfather passed away recently. I’ve thought many times about all the things I should have done. I’m probably the closest grandchild to the 57 Chevy pink house where he lived until his passing. I should have visited more. I should have called more. I…

Daddy’s Home Coming

Daddy’s Home Coming

It is so hard to say good by to those we love.  But this week was our week to let daddy go home.  Although there is sadness, the image of him being reunited with mother and his precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who he…

Experience it

Experience it

I received a devotional book by Beth Moore for Christmas from my kids.  It has been one of the most enjoyable reads I have done in a while.  On every page the words leave more than a picture in my mind.  There is the icy…

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

Over the years I have written and directed a few bible schools.  Just like my teaching I like everything to be themed.  Our church home for a few years was First Baptist Church of Osceola.  At the time the church building stood just a short…

Echo Bluff

Echo Bluff

  This summer we took a road trip to check out one of Missouri’s newest state parks.  Echo Bluff is located near Eminence, Missouri.  It was definitely worth the drive.  The beautiful stream set in the backdrop of a huge bluff was spectacular.  I could…

Parting the Waters

Parting the Waters

Watching the news can be very depressing.  Happy stories are few and far between.  I usually just don’t watch much of it.  However it was hard not to take my eyes off the streaming news of Hurricane Irma.  I was taken by the scene of…

My Van Gogh Moment

My Van Gogh Moment

It has been a while since I last put a story on my page.   Life sometimes steals us away momentarily.  I have not been painting much, one of those wilderness times where much is happening, but going nowhere. The summer has been busy and…

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

I Love the 4th of July.  It is a time to get together with family and friends, maybe even go back to the old home place.  Many of us enjoy the cookouts and fireworks that make this holiday unique.  We always used to make home…

Everyday is Precious

Everyday is Precious

​ I recently had the opportunity to visit with a beautiful young mom who has three small children.  “The time is moving so fast!” She said,  “How can I slow it down?  We are just too busy.”  How true that is. Most don’t even realize it…

The Pick-up Truck

The Pick-up Truck

​ My youngest son’s growing family of six has left them with only one vehicle they can all ride in.  The children are little and car seats are big.  So it takes one good sized seat space for each one. I am so thankful for…