Chris Raabe – On This Date in 1862

“Bill” John Alvis LaPrarie – On this day in 1953

Ida Mae Burris Adams – On This Day in 2001

Bobby J. Adams – On This Day in 1994

Chris Raabe – On This Date in 1862

John and Chris Raabe**** On this date the 15th of February in 1862 our paternal great grandfather Chris Raabe was born in Germany. (I’m still researching his parents but his…

Ida Mae Burris Adams – On This Day in 2001

On this date the 14th of February in 2001, our paternal grandmother, Mae Adams  passed away in Ferriday, Concordia Parish, Louisiana. She was laid to rest next to her husband Floyd in Heard…

Bobby J. Adams – On This Day in 1994

Shirley and Bobby Adams On this date the 10th of February in 1994 our Uncle Bob passed away.* I have fond memories with my dad, Floyd Dee Adams, visiting his…

Playing in Gullies

When I was a little girl, I spent my afternoons playing outside, exploring in the woods behind my house. My favorite spot was a tree-lined gully. I weaved in and out of trees sprouting from the slopes of the gully. The gully floor consisted of loosened dirt from the numerous draining fields from a Louisiana…

Pondering Proverbs 1:1-6

I’m a month behind. I intended to begin at the first of the year. But a month behind is better than not starting at all. I’m pondering Proverbs 1:1-6. I’m not going to provide the passage here on the blog. I think nothing can replace the intimacy of reading a passage in your own Bible.…

Hibernating With Him

Happy New Year! I’ve been rather neglectful last month with my blog. It has been a month for holiday busyness, Bible study and reflection. Oh how invigorating it is to spend time alone hibernating with God and His beautiful words in the Bible. When I feel like I’m getting a little out of focus, fearful,…

A Generation Of Not Enough!

Most mornings I start my day sipping a cup of gourmet coffee while curled up on the couch in my “Snuggie” reading my Bible. I’d like to say I’m blessed, but really I’m spoiled. Having it so good makes me forget those times in my life when I truly had less. When I was seven…

Repentance and Wall Building

Psalm 51 would have to be one of my personal favorites. For years I’ve poured my heart out to God in prayer reading this repentance Psalm. I usually would stop reading at verse 12. “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.” I guess I stopped there because…

My Farce

This morning I woke up frustrated. After having my son, about 6 years ago, I’ve had chronic back pain and my body hasn’t bounced back. I’m often restless and have trouble sleeping. I know religiously I need to not show on the outside that I’m struggling. There is no denying that my exterior displays how…