Meet My Beloved Mother-DAISY Born in the Methodist parsonage in the village of Pleasant Hill,LA, and into a family of boys, Daisy grew up in a loving and godly home of parents dedicated to the Christ of the Gospel. All her life she made friends everywhere she went and tried to share a little “sunshine” ever chance she got. fl04daisyirene At 99 (2014) and counting, she is legally blind which prevents her from doing some of her favorite things: reading her Bible, writing cards and letters to all her extended family, and seeing pictures of her cherished grand-children and great grand-children. Mother was able to go to College with hard work and the help of friends that recognized her talents and gifts of music. She attended Mary-Hardin Baylor and graduated in Voice. She dedicated her musical life to Christ and His Church serving for many years as pianist, choir director, soloist, as well as in private instruction. She served her community too, active in missionary groups, DAR, and civil clubs and organizations┬ápromoting social causes. dp68th┬áBut perhaps her greatest legacy she will leave to me is that of her role as faithful WIFE to her husband Paul of 68 years, til his death in 2005. Her loyal support through the good times and the not so good, made his life complete in so many ways. So here’s to you Mother Daisy on this Mother’s Day 2009. May the Good Lord continue to be your Good Shepherd through each new day, knowing that we all love you and thank you for being the best mother you could possibly be.

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well” – The Apostle Paul writing to Timothy

Your son, John Paul

Mother’s early ancestors in America

My Dad’s story of Todd Farm History

An Amazing Book by Twin Brothers: Do Hard Things

The next generation stands on the brink of a “rebelution.”

With over 16 million hits to their website, Alex and Brett Harris are leading the charge in a growing movement of Christian young people who are rebelling against the low expectations of their culture by choosing to “do hard things” for the glory of God.

Written when they were 18 years old, Do Hard Things is the Harris twins’ revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.

Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life and map a clear trajectory for long-term fulfillment and eternal impact.

Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is packed with humorous personal anecdotes, practical examples, and stories of real-life rebelutionaries in action. This rallying cry from the heart of revolution already in progress challenges the next generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.

When we lived in Brazil, we were amazed at how active in all area of the Brazilian society the young people were. I have not yet read this book, but I agree with their thesis that we have for too long kept our young people from assuming responsibilities through communicating to them low expectations. The response to this book has encouraged me as much as anything else recently.