Let Us All Have One Purse

One Sunday after the morning service Rachel and I went home with some friends.  We spent the day with them.  They had two girls – Brittany was my age and Shelby was about Rachel’s age. When it was almost time to leave for the evening service, we were talking and decided that we would really […]

The Bad Word

Elisabeth and Rebekah had just been to a friend’s house where they had watched a movie.  In the movie, a word had been said that the girls both knew they weren’t allowed to say. When they were home later that day, Rebekah saw Elisabeth, and got an idea!  She rushed over to her, and with […]

Rebekah’s Pearl

Rebekah had gone down to feed the chickens, and she was wearing her favorite ring.  It had a little pearl in the middle – not a real pearl, but that didn’t matter to Rebekah.  One of the chickens really liked this ring, and always pecked at it.  Rebekah didn’t mind, she actually kind of enjoyed […]

Clothes for Rachel

We were leaving in several days to go on a kind of long trip.  Rachel had been going through a growing spurt and she didn’t have enough clothes for a trip- she really only had a couple of dresses. Everyone was packing- except Rachel.  She was worrying and watching.  Finally she went to Mother and […]

The Worst Day of Wes’s Life!

Once when the guys were working at Independent (a larger church nearby), they were tired – it was late, but they had gotten the “second wind” that you sometimes get after staying up too late.  So, they were doing silly things and making each other laugh to keep spirits high. Wes decided to pull his […]

Grape-flavored Iris, Anyone?

We had not been getting to bed until really late for a while now, so Dad and Mom decided to set a bed time. They decided on 9:00 p.m. It was a Wednesday night. Church starts at 7:00 and is supposed to be over at 8:00, but sometimes went over, so we usually didn’t get […]


My cousin Shanda and I were about four years old, ShaDawn and Rebekah were about six, and Elisabeth was probably eight. It was bath time at Grandma’s house, and the five of us were supposed to get our baths together to save time and water. Grandma had a jacuzzi and we were really excited about […]

How Many Showers Did You Take?!

This past August 2007,  a group form our church went on a mission trip to Mexico. We went with Bearing Precious Seed. Steven and Rebekah were the adult sponsors from our church in the boys and girls dorms, but other than that, our whole family (including Wes, Elisabeth and Trey) were in an apartment attached […]

Night Jinglers

One muggy summer night, in Cairo MS the seven of us children were feeling a bit bored. We decided to treat our parents to some harmonious music to help them sleep more peacefully. We gathered all the jinglers and little bells we could find and waited patiently in our rooms until mid-night. Then we crept […]

Gunman in the Pantry

The Corbett boys were famous for thinking up new ways to frighten their sisters. One day Mom asked Elisabeth to go downstairs and bring up some vegetables for supper. Now Elisabeth- being the oldest girl- would never have admitted it, but she was secretly terrified of the long dark stairway that led down to the basement […]