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I commissioned this art piece from local artist Sally Gubser a few years ago. We have several of her works in our gallery.




On the day of my mother's graveside service, God sent a large swarm of blue dragonflies to surround me with the assurance that He was in that place with me, with us, and that I would be okay. He covered, walked, talked with, and carried me, just as he always does in every situation. 

"What appears to be strong is weak, but powerful through the Name of Jesus."

When I am weak, he is strong. In every situation, I need him. As I tend to hide myself away in Him, I keep my sanity. My constant support, he blesses me with good Godly humans to love me where I am. 

On this last day of the thankful month, I feel it!

“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age’”  Matthew 28:18-20



Light Source



I want to be as big as this shadow, radiating God's precious love to all I meet, but I realize I am small and need his Light to do great things. The closer to the light source an object is, the bigger the shadow will be. Therefore, it is essential for me to maintain balance in my life to function in this world. To do this, my scale has to be heavy on the worship and love of God side that allows me to handle a sudden leaded world weight that could destroy me. The Light Source is my strength. Thankful.






Plainview High School, Coronado Junior High, and Houston School are names we have called this PISD campus through the years.

1944 Yearbook High School


As I looked through the 1944 PHS yearbook, I saw many familiar faces and names that my parents knew. For example, I found family, Elsie Fay Dayton, starred below, my father's sister. I had never seen this photo of her.
1944 Yearbook High School


And Mack Meador (starred), husband of my paternal first cousin, Patricia Cowart, who is the daughter of my father's sister, Irene Novella Dayton Cowart. Mack's son, Coy, my first cousin 1X removed, and I am connected on Facebook. It has been a blessing to get to know him better! 
1944 Yearbook High School


Here are yearbook photos from 1945, 1937, 1926, and 1923...
1944 Yearbook High School


It is fun to browse through the yearbooks, discover things I did not know, or see a face that brings forward precious memories.

Thanksgiving 21


Thanksgiving 21 years ago, our two children were helping with Thanksgiving dinner in their Grandma Peggy's (Clinton's mom) kitchen.




This Thanksgiving, they are in their childhood home kitchen preparing our family with Thanksgiving dinner for eleven. We remember Peggy, TC, Lorena, and John, our parents, on this day. We are thankful for our lineage; God is so very good!


To See


In 2013 we stayed at a little place in Ruidoso, New Mexico. I don't typically sign guest books, but I do like to flip through to see if I know anyone. I saw entries from 1997 and 2006, and I recognized them. See the photos below.

I love this photo, everything from some of my favorite colors to the textures and the eyes to see such people and creation.





Park Stop


The Downtown Plainview promotion committee & staff covered the igloo with lights in Millennium Park today. The PHS welding department created the igloo from salvaged snowflakes that once hung along Broadway. This evening we took two of the grandsisters to see the downtown lights after a Starbucks run!!!





Then, a little fun in the painted cut-out characters that Tori Huddleston, City of Plainview Special Projects Director, created a few years ago.



A fun park stop!