Family stories are the lifeblood of our get togethers. When the conversation lags, someone will say, “Do you remember the time…..” We also have inside jokes such as “Pulling An Uncle Ben” or “Okay Turley….” So I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a couple of my family stories. My mother’s mother was
After church can be so much fun! We all have that joyful feeling from the sermon and the music. We are with our brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s a nice time to say Hi and have a quick chat and a “Hey, let’s have coffee this week-I’ll call you!” We tended to spend a
I was teaching Sunday School to the first and second graders, including my oldest child. This is the age where I personally like to get them into the habit of bringing their Bibles to church every Sunday. If a child doesn’t have a Bible then I work with their parents and the church to make
Our friends Kelly and Don go raccoon hunting for Date Night. I admit, I find it a little strange. But it’s the South so we do things a little different down here. They also breed and sell hunting dogs, but not for Date Night. I asked Kelly why this activity has become their date night,
We all have superpowers-we truly do. Not the cool Superman strength or Wonder Woman’s invisible jet (wouldn’t that be amazing?) But we all have unique abilities. My husband’s superpower is Telling Time. You can ask him what time it is and, without looking at any clock, he can tell you within ten minutes the time.
One weekend my husband and I decided to take the train down to Austin, Texas for the weekend. We left early in the morning and would arrive that evening in downtown Austin-just after dinner. We had reservations at a hotel downtown, then would take the train back on Monday. I was so excited! I hadn’t
I entered the coffee shop as always – love this place! A sheriff’s deputy was ahead of me-no worries. I am a law abiding citizen. I pay my taxes, I park between the lines. It’s all good. He ordered his coffee and the cashier said “You’re good-all first responders are paid for-courtesy of anonymous donors.”
My youngest child Cameron was born in 2000 and I lost him five times by the time he was seven years old. I feel like I should say that in front of some sort of support group. “My name is Jann Franklin and I’ve lost my son five times.” I haven’t lost him since he
Does anyone out there do a regular family worship? We did off and on when the boys were young. I’ll admit-as they got older and into more activities, it got harder to schedule it. We tried to have a regular time of Bible reading and discussion of what was read, but we failed quite miserably.
Men and women have different ways of connecting with each other-I think we can all agree on that. We also tend to get forget this fact when we interact with our kids. Or see our spouses interact with our kids. My oldest son and my husband share common interests in Jeeps and guns. They can