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…

New Year’s Resolution-Better Late Than Never

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34 NIV I’m finally getting around to blogging my 2011 New Year’s resolution. Yes and it is a month late, the beginning of the second week in February to be exact. I don’t even…

Grandma Wright’s Prayer

What’s your prayer heritage? If you grew up in a household that prayed, what was the oral dialog used when speaking to God? I only now am realizing how richly blessed I was to come from such an abundance of Christian stock. My great grandmothers, both maternal and paternal where devoted Christians. I’ve heard that…

Exposing Your Roots

My dear sweet Aunt Irmarie has recently passed away and has gone to be with the Lord. For 92 years she brightened this world with grace, humility and wisdom. Over the past 4 years, we grew very close, engaging in many delightful phone conversations. She was a Christian mentor, a beloved link to my Mom…

Just Read Your Bible, Honey

The front porch swing creaked with each push of my foot. I was thankful for the screened porch keeping out the Louisiana mosquitoes. I breathed in the moist summer morning air, as I glanced to the other end of the porch. She sat in her old white rocker with a cup of coffee and a…

Pondering Proverbs 1:8-19

It’s been a busy year so far. I’ve been behind on Proverbs pondering. I spent the year homeschooling my son for his kindergarten year. For his first grade year, my husband and I decided to send him to public school. I wonder what adventures await us this year. The “Stay away from bad company” theme…

Pondering Proverbs 1:7

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV) When I first read this verse, I immediately start judging other people’s behavior. It’s so easy to spot another person’s foolishness. I think to myself…Oh, I’d never do that…I mean, I’ve got a lot more sense.…