#ThrowbackThursday In The Garden with Snooky and Pam Lee

masses of joniquils“A Christian’s (property)…should grow and blossom into a place of beauty, demonstrating something of the wonder of the One who made plant life to produce seeds in the first place.” –Edith Schaeffer.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Spring when my daffodils are in bloom, I think of Snooky and Pam Lee of Carrollton. Back in 2007 I interviewed them for a story in The Conservative and then used the photos in an OUTDOORS column for North Mississippi Christian Family. My photos do not do the yard justice. But during the interview, Pam said Snooky took a bouquet of daffodils to church (Carrollton Baptist Church)  one Sunday in March that featured 50 varieties of the flower. All I can say is “someday that will be me!” I will post my Peppertown Posies in a little while, but I wanted y’all to enjoy Pam & Snooky’s daffodils! Continue reading

A HISTORY OF FAITH: FBC Eupora has a rich history

First Baptist Church of Eupora has ministered to the community for 125 years and is still going strong.

The congregation of First Baptist Church in Eupora was formed in 1890, but this building was constructed in 1949, with additions and renovations over the years.

The stain glass is the focal point of the sanctuary with windows depicts the key elements of Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth over 2,000 years ago. The scenes above depict the Transfiguration, the Last Supper, Christ’s death on the cross and the resurrected Christ in the garden.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo gallery ran in the March 2007 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family. See the photo page at: NMSCF MArch 2007 page 14



A HISTORY OF FAITH: Moore Memorial UMC in Winona


These photos were originally published in “A History of Faith” column in the February 2007 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family. I love stained glass and historic churches …

Moore Memorial United Methodist Church is a Winona landmark. The church was a Methodist Episcopal Church when it was built, but joined the Evangelical United Brethren Church to become the United Methodist Church in 1968. Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday Everyone can read a John Grisham book


This #ThrowbackThursday story originally ran as the cover for the February 2007 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family. I met John Grisham for the world’s fastest interview at Turnrow Books in Greenwood, Mississippi….


One of Mississippi’s most celebrated author’s says he could never write a book he would be ashamed for his mother to read.

“I am very thankful that you can write ‘clean’ fiction,” said bestselling author, John Grisham. “I have never been tempted to write anything that would embarrass my wife, my kids or my mom and I am very glad I have never had to compromise that.”

Grisham said one of the reasons his books sold early-on was that people realized that they can give one to a 15-year-old kid or an 80-year-old mother and not have to worry about foul language. Continue reading

Splendor in the Grass: Get your lawn ready for a beautiful outdoor wedding


Photos were used with permission from the family.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally ran in the January 2006 edition of Mississippi Magazine and again the in January 2009 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family…gardening and flowers are always fun to think about on these cold winter days!

It is winter and it is cold. “Though the weather outside is frightful”…plans are in the works for a gorgeous June wedding in the garden, surrounded by beautiful roses and brilliant blue hydrangeas.

So now is the time to bundle up, get out the new shovel and start playing in the garden. No, kidding. Grab the coat and warm garden gloves.

The neighbors may think you are crazy, but it will be worth every goosebump when the bride walks down the garden path to be married this summer. Continue reading