Category: Journeys, Stories, & Conversations

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The Bravery of Rahab

Joshua and his inhabitance of the promised land has been on my mind much lately. Through Christ, God offers His children to live in the promised land. I find I forget that His provision, protection, and guidance are there but only available when I inhabit them. Aren’t we all like Rahab, with a tarnished past,…

“I Have Seen the Lord!”–Mary Magdalene

Growing up we didn’t celebrate Easter, our family celebrated the Holy Days of Passover, Night to be Much Rememember, and Days of Unleavened Bread. Whatever Judeo Christian traditions you partake in, John 20 is still a beautiful passage to study on Easter Sunday. I tried to only share the highlights of the passage but every…

Concern for Mary

This morning, being Good Friday, I decided to read John 19. Verses 25 through 27 stood out to me the most this morning. Here is Jesus being crucified with actually the weight of the world on his shoulders and he is making sure someone will be taking care of his mother in his absence. Behold…

Acknowledging Him!

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct[a] your paths. — Proverbs 3:6 (New King James Version) I need this reminder more than once a day!

“Family Reunion” by Ruth McMillin

I’m sharing a delightful poem from the cookbook by Pisgah Baptist Church’s Our Cherished Recipes, 1991 written by my Granny’s oldest sister, Ruth. This cookbook means the world to me, not only because of my relatives’ recipes are inside, but it was published and dedicated in memory of many of our deceased loved ones, particularly my…

“Breaking Day” by Ruth McMillin

Our maternal great aunt Ruth McMillin was a writer of poetry and had several published. Here is one she shared in her church’s cookbook Pisgah Baptist Church, Manifest, Louisiana – Our Cherished Recipes, 1991 Breaking of Day As I sit and sip my coffee So early in the morning God’s creatures are  awakening A new day…

Watching for Santa

While my sisters and I were in college, we would traditionally spend Christmas at my Aunt Irmarie’s home in West Memphis. A week or so before Christmas, Jennifer and I’d drive up from LSU in Baton Rouge and pick up Granny in Manifest, then head over to Jackson for Krista. Those times will always be…

Lady Seafarer

In honor of my mother’s birthday, November 15th, I am sharing one of my poems inspired by her. Lady Seafarer There was a lady who loved the sea She longed the ocean to be her home Fore there was no where else to be To ride the waves , star shone. For now only men…

Spooks From My Childhood – Miss Helen

Jennifer and I were playing on the living room floor. As I was pushing a shoe with a perfume bottle in it, which to me was car and its driver, I heard a knock at the front door. I felt our guest’s presence, even though I had no idea who was on the other side…

I Come To The Garden

Now available, just in time for the holiday season, three original works for the book lover in your life! I Come to the Garden is now available at Amazon’s Createspace bookstore! This is a collection of poems by Lucy Dee Wright LaPrarie Bass and nostalgic photos of the Wright family and their Manifest, Louisiana home place.…