Archive for August, 2019


August 31, 2019

I am going to share some memories from the time when we lived in Franklin, North Carolina. It is an absolutely beautiful place in the mountains .

When I was a little girl, like six and seven, I used to take piano from our neighbor who lived next door. she and her husband were newly married. They had built their house, if I’m remembering right he did a lot of the work himself. I think I went on Saturday mornings. I was learning about piano theory. I wasn’t trying to pluck out notes with my pointer. We’d write songs together. I remember doing some lyrics as well as the music. I remember writing a song for a good friend in school. I remember writing another song for when a friend was getting married. I think I would do an hour lesson, but we would take a break, and I would eat a snack.

My parents have always tried to make time to spend just the two of them, so before my other brothers and sisters were old enough to babysit, other people used to to stay with us. My favorite people to stay with were a couple that were good friends of the whole family. They were a really fun couple. They would play games and tell funny stories. She is a fantastic cook, and fed me well. I love spending time with them to this day.

I also remember going to other friends late in the evening. My parents were playing cards. Sometimes we children would be put straight to bed. We wouldn’t really sleep, we’d talk and giggle. Sometimes we got to stay up and play with our other friends. Sometimes we’d spend the night with friends after those evenings. It’s fun to remember.


August 24, 2019

We went out to see my brother, his wife, and their two little guys. We left on Sunday and went to visit some friends who were in Tennessee. They live on a farm and have horses and donkeys and other animals. We just spent time with them.

Monday was a long day of travel.. Tuesday we were just with my sister in law and the little guys. My sister in law is expecting again, so that’s fun. They have a little farm, their chickens are just starting to lay, they have horses. My brother is working and was going to school. We were there to celebrate his graduation. Tuesday was also the day Dad flew in. I made it a point not to work while we were down there, but I still needed to do my are classes. My brother and his wife took Dad to a baseball game Wednesday night, and that was when I listened to class.

Friday was the actual graduation ceremony. I have a brother who lives in Colorado, and he came to see us. We went to dinner with some of my sister in law’s family. Graduation was not bad at all. It was mercifully short. Saturday evening was the party. My brother’s in law’s gave it, and it was fun. Saturday night was the time I felt like I got to talk to people. Sunday we went to church, and then watched movies. Monday we were around their house visiting. And Tuesday was the day we drove back, stopping at our friend’s house again.

Kendrick brother movies

August 1, 2019

One of the things I love to do in the evenings when I’m too tired to work anymore is to watch movies. I am particular about what I watch. I like watching clean movies. It makes me uncomfortable to watch movies where the people are cursing or in inappropriate relationships. I love that they are coming out with more and more Christian movies.

And being from Georgia, I’ve followed the Kendrick brothers pretty closely. I watched Flywheel in the theater. I’m pretty sure that was during the time that I could get into the movies without paying. I’ve got to tell you, that truly spoiled me. I can’t remember the last time I went to a movie theater.

Okay, I know that Flywheel was not a high quality production. I thought they did a lot better with Facing the Giants. I enjoyed that movie, even if it was about football. It was about triumphing even when a lot of things look bad.

We have Fireproof. That is a movie that teaches how important marriage is, and how important it is to stay together even when everything looks bad.

Courageous was the movie about the family who lost their daughter. Friends rallied around that family. And together they learn how important it is for men to lead their families.

Mom’s Night Out is their lighter, funnier movie. It’s about a mother who loves her family, loves being a Mom, but really wants an evening with friends.

War Room is the movie that teaches us how important it is to pray. Again we see how the Lord puts back a struggling marriage.

Their new movie comes to theaters in theaters this September. It is called, Like Arrows. And it is going to be about how important family is.