Dee LaPrarie Bass – On This Date In 2005

Bill and Dee LaPrarie – On This Date in 1937

Ruth W. McMillin – On This Date in 2004

James Alvis – Happy Birthday!

Dee LaPrarie Bass – On This Date In 2005

Nelda, Dee, Krista, Emily and Jennifer. This photo captures our personalities! On this date the 18th of January in 2005, our Granny, Lucy Dee Wright LaPrarie Bass “went home to…

Ruth W. McMillin – On This Date in 2004

On this date the 30th of January in 2004, our maternal great-aunt Ruth (our Granny Dee’s sister) passed away at the age of 101. Ruth Wright McMillin  was buried next to her…

James Alvis – Happy Birthday!

Nelda and James LaPrarie On this day the 1st of February, James Alvis was born to parents Lucy Dee Wright and John Alvis LaPrarie in Jonesville, Louisiana. Our mom, Nelda, thought James was…

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…

“Everything’s Going My Way”…Hopefully Not!

“Oh what a beautiful morning. Oh what a beautiful day. I’ve got a wonderful feeling. Everything’s going my way!” I love this chorus by Oscar Hammerstein from the musical Oklahoma. Do you think if I sing it three times it will actually be a reality in my life today? I’m nestled on my couch with…

Dusty Corners

How many chances do we give someone to change? Is reconcilation actually possible when there is no fruit of repentence? Am I just as blind to the fact that I too am stuck in a sin that I keep apologizing for and not turning away from. It’s been one of those weeks, where old problems…

I Stand Corrected

In my last post. I pondered the following: “He (God) may not be using me as the one who interceeds… …but rather the one who rebukes.” I’ve edited that post changing the word “interceeds” to “encourage”. What I realized since my last writing, is yes God wants me to continue praying and forgiving them. But…

The Buts for Deception

Deceit, lies, untruth, falsity, dishonesty…anyway you want to say it, it all boils down to the opposite of truth or even purity. Why do some people in our lives use tactics of deception to manipulate our emotions or get our attention? When did it become okay for them to use panic to rally us into…

Rainbows!

Rainbows, how awesome are they? A hard rain that tapers off to a drizzle, then a brilliant array of color as the sun peeks through. A few weeks ago I was blessed with not one rainbow but two. It was a great sight. These past three years have been a stormy season for me. I…