Memories of a Godly Grandmother

My earliest recollection of my Grandmother Harrill goes back to about 1948. There was a picture of a guardian angel hovering over two little children crossing a treacherous body of water on a rickety bridge hanging high on the beadboard wall in her sitting room. She would gather me onto her lap and explain to me that we all have a guardian angel to watch over us. My little blue eyes were filled with wonder as I listened to her. I remember the aroma of snuff on her breath as she told me about Jesus. I recently found out that in the late … Continue reading Memories of a Godly Grandmother

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He still calms storms!

All of North and South Carolina is hunkered down for the upcoming hurricane…lest we forget the past…Hugo and Hazel. Our beautiful states were blasted with winds, tornados, and rain like we had never seen before. It was like being trapped in a cage with destruction taking place all around us. We might compare those storms to the Blitz when the Germans bombed Britain in the 1940s. High winds blew the windows out of our new home in Monroe…wrecking havoc on our furniture, my organ, and my piano. Sheet music and books I had collected over my lifetime were being drenched with water as I stood helpless … Continue reading He still calms storms!

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The End of an Era and What Followed…

It was 1946…World War II was over, and a new era began in America…the year of the “war babies” or the “baby boomers.” Soldiers came home from the war, and there was a population explosion in the United States. I happened to be one of those babies born that year. The end of the war ushered in modern day history. I’ve seen many things come and go in this great country during my life time. President Harry Truman was our Commander in Chief when I was born. The country was still reeling from the effects of that great war. Lives were lost and many young men did not … Continue reading The End of an Era and What Followed…

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