Grandma’s Story

She was a feisty, tobacco-chewing woman and number five in a family of ten children. Born in 1900, she lived hard growing up in Arkansas. Her name was Frances Agnes Lafayette Karr and she was my “Grandma”. Grandma attended church as a child and learned about Jesus in the backwoods of Arkansas when traveling preachers rode the circuit from one community to another preaching the gospel. She had a strong faith and even prayed for the life of her cat …

Lessons from the Life of Joseph: Parenting

Posted on September 9, 2013 by Sandra Hardage in My Journey of Faith Magazine   The Bible is full of stories of faithful men and women. They are truly examples of prevailing faith through trials and tribulations along the journey of life.  I love to imagine what these men and women were feeling and thinking during these testing times of faith. I often write their stories in first person as the Lord leads. One of my favorites is the story …

Old Time Christmas

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Sandra Hardage reprint from My Journey of Faith Online Magazine Just before the turn of the twentieth century, there were three little girls born to William and Fannie Hulsey in addition to three older brothers. These little girls were born two years apart and my “Granny” was the girl in the middle.  Her name was Willie Elizabeth- “Willie” for short.  She was an eternal optimist and saw good things during not so good times. …