Vignettes of an Ordinary Life

Nine Decades Bridging Two Centuries

by Marian Adams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/12/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781480855977
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781480855984

About the Book

Not everyone will become rich and famous!  For many of us, life will be simple and humble, and perhaps just plain ordinary.  But life does present opportunities for making decisions that can lead to happiness, satisfaction, and joy.  Our personal stories can be deeply rewarding and filled with lessons even if we don’t find riches and fame along the way.  In Vignettes of an Ordinary Life, author Marian Adams invites us to share in her life spanning nine decades and bridging two centuries. 


Marian’s ability and training in teaching propelled her economically and socially through a broad spectrum of experiences which transformed her seemingly ordinary life into an extraordinary one. Through opportunities such as directing church choirs and teaching Sunday school, she interacted with many different people and built strong relationships.  Inspired by the Holy Spirit to write about the life and times in which she lived, decade by decade, Marian reflects on the political, financial, cultural, career, and family changes that influenced her otherwise ordinary life.


From her early years in the Roaring Twenties through the challenges of the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond, Marian paints a compelling picture of her ordinary life as she searches for the path God planned just for her, knowing that God leads His believers to accomplish the extraordinary    according to His purpose.

About the Author

Marian Adams was born on July 15, 1926.  She was privileged to have been reared in a family with strong convictions in faith, love of beauty, and values grounded in truth and morality.  Marian has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and earned a secondary teaching certificate.  She has had many careers and interests: teaching, farming, bookkeeping, masonry, painting, composing and arranging music, writing prose and poetry, landscaping, and growing roses, while also being involved in politics, her faith, family, and community.