Bleeding Kansas, Lecompton, Pioneers, rattlesnakes, Research

Kansas Pioneer Encounters

One of the best research tools I've found for Kansas Pioneers has been Books of the Kansas Collection. Most of them are diaries written by pioneers. Some are stories passed along. All the ones I've come across have been very entertaining. The following excerpts come from one woman's account. You can tell from her musings she… Continue reading Kansas Pioneer Encounters


Combating Feelings of Worthlessness

If you look up the word insignificant in the thesaurus you'll find terms like meaningless, unimportant and worthless. Yesterday, I blogged about the tamarisk tree and how insignificant it looks at first glance. Upon closer inspection it is so much more. It provides food. Many believe that the manna from Heaven came from the tamarisk. A gift… Continue reading Combating Feelings of Worthlessness

Israel, Research

Insignificant Tree, What A Blessing

Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the Lord, the Eternal God. Genesis 21:33 I had intended today's blog to be on names, but during my morning devotions I came across the word tamarisk. Due to my curious nature, I couldn't allow the word to pass by… Continue reading Insignificant Tree, What A Blessing


Sunday Clash of Personalities

Way back when, when hubs and I first came to the Lord, it never seemed to fail that we'd clash. You see, he was very zealous for the Lord (still is), especially on Sunday mornings. Not a bad thing at all. In fact, it is one of those things I absolutely love about him. On most… Continue reading Sunday Clash of Personalities

Blood Lust, Zoe Winters

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Kansas, rattlesnakes, Research

Kansas Rattlesnakes

Then I had my first introduction to rattlesnakes. I was sitting in the door, and the children were playing just outside when I heard that horrible rattle. I did not have to be told what it was. I grabbed the children into the house and put them up on the bed, and took hold of… Continue reading Kansas Rattlesnakes

Book Review

The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo

The Devil in Pew Number Seven isn't your typical true crime story. It is a story about the power of forgiveness. Rebecca never felt safe as a child. In 1969, her father, Robert Nichols, moved to Sellerstown, North Carolina, to serve as a pastor. There he found a small community eager to welcome him—with one… Continue reading The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo

Book Review

The Prophecy Answer Book by Dr. David Jeremiah

I am not a prophecy buff. Not by any means. So I handed this book to my husband, who is not only well versed in scripture, but understands the intricate details of prophecy. His opinion; Dr. David Jeremiah is on spot. Now, for my words. The Prophecy Answer Book is easy to read and understand,… Continue reading The Prophecy Answer Book by Dr. David Jeremiah

Book Review

Mission of Hope by Allie Pleiter

In the chaotic aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Nora Longstreet fears all hope is lost, until a young dockworker gifts her with a locket that had belonged to her cousin thought to have perished in the earthquake. With a renewed sense of purpose and with Quinn’s help, Nora plans to offer others the… Continue reading Mission of Hope by Allie Pleiter