If you are in trouble, just yell for help

Nov. issue 2016

As Thanksgiving approaches once again, a plethora of life happenings flood my mind for which I’m thankful.  When I ask at our Thanksgiving table each year for each person to say something for which he/she is thankful, it probably sounds much like it would at your house – family, health, comforts of home, finances, and […]

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand

How often do we sing songs without even considering the words?  “Here I raise my Ebenezer” are words from Come Thou Fount. I had sung the hymn for many years before I even questioned what an Ebenezer was.  I didn’t know what I was raising.  Finally I researched it and found that it was a rock of […]


Barbara Tells Stories at Song Writers’ Festival

Authors take every opportunity possible to promote their books.  I did.  I told some of my true humorous church stories at the 10th Annual Alabama Song Writers’ Festival in Guntersville, Al on Saturday, July 2, 2011. Although the heat was sweltering, the atmosphere was charged with fun. With a family-fun-filled festival, one has to be […]


Hokes Bluff UMC Spring Gala – a Huge Success

The ladies at Hokes Bluff United Methodist Church certainly know how to do an event.  The purpose of this year’s Spring Gala was to raise money for missions.  At least that was the stated purpose, but all there had great fun. The salad lunch was superb with my favorite – chicken salad.  The room’s decorations […]