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
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
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
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
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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