Barbara Eubanks

Barbara Eubanks
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Location: Barbara Eubanks is a Minister's Wife, Sunday School Teacher, retired high school English Teacher, Writer, Speaker, Mother to three adult sons, and Grandmother to eight. She earned a B.A. from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, and an M.A. and Ed.S. from the University of Alabama. She and her husband, Rev. Steve Eubanks, now reside on a family farm near Boaz, Alabama. Her family, friends and experiences have proved to be great resources for her humorous anecdotes. Barbara realizes that happiness and joy are essential for spiritual, physical, and emotional health. Barbara has written many articles that have been published both locally and nationwide. View my complete profile

Barbara Eubanks - Author and Christian Humorist

Let me welcome you to my new blog. Here you will find up-to-date news of recent speaking events, a schedule of upcoming events, and news of my writing life.
Please give me feedback on my books you've read or on any of my writing. If you attend one of my speaking events, tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am a work in progress and commit all I do to the Glory of Christ. Therefore, it helps me to know what inspires, what make you laugh, and what blesses your soul.

My Speaking Schedule

If you need a funny Christian speaker for any event - banquet, meetings, reunions, civic clubs, special church events -, contact me at barbara@barbaraeubanks.com or call 256-878-5934 (You can even speak to a real live person.)

I bring a mixture of humor and inspiration to the event. I schedule from 50 - 80 events a year, so book early.





2010 Events

January 13, 2010... 12:00 noon "Humor in Writing and Speaking" Writers of Calhoun County Anniston/Calhoun Co. Library 108 E 10th St. Anniston, Al 36201 Contact Alice Duckett 256-237-7123

2010 Upcoming Events
Feb. 9, 2010 ... 10:30 Young at Heart First Baptist Church Centre, Al Contact Doris Salter Phone: Day 256-927-2550 Night 256-927-3480
March 6, 2010 ... 10:00 Christian Ladies of Colllinsville Women's Retreat Collinsville Community Center Collinsville, Al Contact Joann Strickland 256-524-3053
March 9, 2010 ... 10:30 Senior Adult Luncheon First Baptist Church Jacksonville 230 7th Street Northeast, Jacksonville, Al - Contact Eloise Crossley (256) 435-7263
March 11, 2010...3:00PM Thursday Book Club Kathryn Reeds Home Barnes Av. Albertville, Al Contact Cricket Moultrie 256-878-0478
March 18, 2010 ... Recording and interviewed by Phil Waldrep for Living with Joy Radio Program P.O. Box 148 Trinity, AL Contact Phil Waldrep (800) 374-1550 (airing date TBA)
April 21, 2010 ... 10:00 AM Marshall County Retired Teachers' Meeting Catfish Cabin, Hwy 431 Albertville, Al Contact Walter Segars 256-264-3609
April 23, 2010 ... 6:30 PM Spring Festival of Praise Hokes Bluff First Baptist Church 5250 Main St., Hokes Bluff, Al Contact Person: Sue Clayton (256) 492-3250
April 29, 2009 ... 6:30 PM Women's Banquet First Baptist Ashville 85 5th Ave., Ashville, AL 35953 Tel. (205) 594-7933 Contact Helen Jackson (205) 594 7376

Past Events

January 15, 2009 ... 2:00 PM...Taping for East Alabama TV Show for TV-24 (postponed)

January 18 - 24, 2009 personal retreat

January 22, 2009... 8am and again at 5:30 pm East Alabama Live TV-24, Jacksonville, Al

January 31, 2009...6:00 p.m...Women’s Banquet “Extreme Heart Makeover” Pine Grove Baptist Church 2765 County Road 22 Centre, Alabama 35960 Contact Person: Joan Pollard 256-927-3214 speak and sign

Feb. 7, 2009... 6PM-CST... Valentine Party Emmanuel Baptist 4612 Rice Mine Rd NE Tuscaloosa, AL 205-345-2997 Contact Person: DeAnna Oswalt 205-799-8100

Feb. 17, 2009 ... 1:00 PM ... CST Lit Chicks' Meeting, Lori Boatfield's home Main St. Boaz, Al 256 - 593-1565

February 27-28, 2009... 6PM–CST & 12NOON-CST... Winter Women’s Retreat 2009 First Baptist Church Prattville Shocco Springs 1314 Shocco Springs Road Talladega, AL Contact Person: Diane Penton 334-365-0566 or Michelle Grant 334-546-4885

March 14, 2009...6:00 PM CST WINGS Ladies Candle Light Dinner Brashers Chapel Church 1631 Brashers Chapel Road, Albertville, Al Contact person: Brenda Gunnells phone 256-878-5588 or 256-490-0140 Speak and Sign

March 16, 2009...1:00 PM CST Lit Chicks' Meeting, Alice Duckett's home 4720 Amberwood Lane Anniston, Al 256-237-7123

April 4, 2009... 12noon - 2:00 PM CST Round-up of Authors "Moveable Feast"... Heflin Arts Council, 279 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Heflin, Al contact Clara Cavender CANCELLED

April 7, 2009...6:00 PM CST Young at Heart Dinner Green Valley Baptist, 1815 Patton Chapel Rd., Hoover, Al 35226 Contact Carol Lee Aderholt 205-991-8987

April 9, 2009...1:00 PM Sand Mountain Lit Chick Meeting, 4840 McVille Rd., Albertville, Al contact Barbara Eubanks 256-878-5934

April 10, 2009... 1:30PM-CST... "East Alabama Today" Show TV-24(WJXS) Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL Host Carl Brady interviews Alice Duckett and Barbara Eubanks about the Lit Chicks Writer's Group Contact Person: Producer Josh Hommes 256-782-8824 Taping of Show

April 14, 2009... 8am-CST and 5:30PM-CST... "East Alabama Today" Show TV-24 (Channel 9 on cable) Interview with Alice Duckett and Barbara Eubanks with Host Carl Brady Contact Person: Josh Hommes 256-782-8824 Telecast of Show

April 16, 2009... 8am-CST and 5:30PM-CST... "East Alabama Today" Show TV-24 (Channel 9 on cable) Interview with Alice Duckett and Barbara Eubanks with Host Carl Brady Contact Person: Josh Hommes 256-782-8824 Telecast of Show

April 19, 2009 ... 12:00 noon ... Senior Adult Luncheon FBC Russellville Jackson Ave, Russellville, Al Contact person: Bert Fowler 256-332-2065

April 22, 2009... 11:30am-1PM-CST... Administrative Professionals Women’s Luncheon Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce'sAnniston, AL (exact location to be announced) Contact Person: Jennifer Pate, Membership Director with the
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce 256-237-3536 Speak and Sign CANCELLED

April 22, 2009 ... 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. ... Professional Assistants Luncheon Albertville Chamber of Commerce
Albertville Golf & Country Club, 860 Country Club Rd, Albertville, AL Contact Person: Jennifer Palmer 256-878-3825

April 24 - May 9, 2009... Personal R and R

May 15, 2009...6:30 PM Women's Banquet Solitude Baptist Church 2935 Solitude Rd., Albertville, Al Contact Sarah Godwin 256 878 5133 or Sue Whitman 256 506 1161

May 19, 2009...1:00 PM CST Lit Chicks' Meeting Shirley Mitchell's home Guntersville, Al 256-582 7018

June 16, 2009...1:00 PM CST Lit Chicks' Meeting Gay Martin's home, Wildhaven Albertville, Al 256-878-6271.

July 1, 2009...10:00 AM Reading for Residents Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

July 15, 2009...10:00 AM Reading for Residents Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

July 22, 2009...10:00 AM Reading for Residents Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

July 29, 2009...10:00 AM Reading for Residents Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Aug. 5, 2009...10:00 AM Reading for Residents Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Aug. 12, 2009...10:00 AM Reading for Residents Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Aug. 19, 2009...10:00 AM Reading for Residents Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Aug. 26, 2009...10:00 AM Reading for Residents Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Sept. 9, 2009... 10:00 AM Reading for residents at Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Sept. 16, 2009... 10:00 AM Reading for residents at Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

September 19, 2009...11:30 A.M. Ladies' Luncheon Woodmont Baptist Church 2001 Darby Dr., Florence, Al Contact Kathy Austin home 256-767-1608; cell 256-349-7419

September 23, 2009...10:00 AM Reading for residents at Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

September 25 - 26, 2009 12:00 noon CST Pastors'/Deacons' and Spouses' Retreat Shocco Springs, 1314 Shocco Springs Rd., Talladega, Al Contact: Rev. Mike Jackson 334-288-2460Sept

Sept. 30, 2009... 10:00 AM Reading for residents at Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Oct. 7, 2009... 10:00 AM Reading for residents at Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Oct. 14, 2009... 10:00 AM Reading for residents at Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

October 15, 2009... 10:00 AM "Holy Humor" Branchwater Village Boaz, Al Contact Charlotte Christopher 256-878-5552

October 13, 2009...5:30 PM Family Night Merrill Gardens Woodham Av Albertville, Al

October 20, 2009 2:30 PM State Homemakers' State Meeting Guntersville State Park Guntersville, Al Contact Joyce Davis 256-593-7977

Oct. 21, 2009... 10:00 AM Reading for residents at Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Oct. 23, 2009... 6:00 PM Chocolate Boutique Church at Lake Guntersville 4525 Wyeth Dr. Guntersville, Al contact Gina Sexton 256-738-8918

October 24, 2009 ... 11:30 AM CST East Gadsden Baptist Church Sr. Adult Meeting Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, Al Contact Ron Edwards 256-458-8209

Oct. 27,2009 ... 1:00 PM Lit Chick Meeting Gay Martin's Home Wildhaven Albertville, Al

Oct. 28, 2009 10:00 AM Reading for residents at Merrill Gardens Woodham Av. Albertville, Al

Nov. 3, 2009 ... 11:00 AM Senior Adult Luncheon Providence Baptist Church 190 Co. Rd. 46 Montevalla, Al 35115 Contact Billie Tibbs 205-668-2433 or 205-365-5279

Nov. 9, 2009...6:00 PM Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority Meeting Ausin's Restaurant I-59/Hwy.77 Gadsden, Al Contact Shelia Lankford 256-538-6556

Dec. 4, 2009...6:00 PM Ladies' Christmas Banquet Dwight Baptist Church 520 N. 29th St. Gadsden, Al Contact Polly Rogers 256-442-0577

Dec. 5, 2009...5:00 PM Ladies' Christmas Banquet "Christmas Tablescapes" FBC Red Bay Main St. Red Bay, Alabama Contact Nancy McCalpin 256-668-0363

Dec. 14, 2009....12 noon Sand Mountain Lit Chicks Meeting Barbara Eubanks Home 4840 McVille Rd Albertville, Al Contact Barbara Eubanks 256-878-5934

Dec. 15, 2009... 5:00 PM Sr. Adult Christmas Banquet FBC Pulaski,TN 407 S 1st StPulaski, TN Contact: Carolyn Rains (931) 363-3584 n. 22, 2008... 1PM-CST... Sand Mountain Lit Chicks Meeting Gay Martin Home 135 Wildwood Drive Albertville, AL Contact Person: Gay Martin 256-878-6271 Author Reading




2008 Schedule



Jan. 22, 2008... 1PM-CST... Sand Mountain Lit Chicks Meeting Gay Martin Home 135 Wildwood Drive Albertville, AL Contact Person: Gay Martin 256-878-6271 Author Reading

Jan.31-Feb. 3, 2008... Writing for the Soul Conference Jerry B. Jenkin's Christian Writers Guild (registration begins 5PM-MST- ends 11:45am Sun) Broadmoor Hotel 1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Contact Person: Paul Finch 866-495-5177 Participant and Reading

Feb. 7, 2008... 3:30PM-CST... Book Club Event Oneonta, AL Contact Person: Bunky Daily More to follow! Speak and Sign

Feb. 12, 2008... 3:45PM-CST... Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting Moody High School 714 High School Dr Moody, AL 205-640-5127 Contact Person: Vickie Johnson 205-915-1019 Speak and Sign

Feb. 16, 2008... 9am-1PM-CST... Women's Conference FBC Roanoke 827 Main St Roanoke, AL tel. 334-863-4109 Contact Person: Leslie Siefert 334-863-5240 Speak and Sign Feb. 17, 2008... 6PM-CST... Valentine Banquet Tenbroeck Baptist Church 1350 County Road 43 Fyffe, AL 256-638-8139 Contact Person: Beverly Gilbert

Feb. 19, 2008... 12Noon-CST... Business and Professional Women's Meeting Branchwater 763 Medical Center Pkwy Boaz, AL Contact Person: Charlotte Christopher 256-840-3000 Speak and Sign

Feb. 26, 2008... 1PM-CST... Sand Mt. Lit Chicks Meeting Gay Martin Home 135 Wildhaven Dr. Albertville, AL Contact Person: Gay Martin 256-878-6271

Mar. 1, 2008... 10am-12noon-CST... Ladies Retreat Dale Baptist Association Ozark, AL (exact location TBA) Contact Person: Wilma Hart 334-774-2713 Speak and Sign

Mar. 8, 2008... 10am-2PM-CST... Ladies Luncheon Concord Baptist 5951 Warrior River Rd. Concord, AL tel. 205-491-9480 Contact Person: Brook Welch 205-491-2166 Speak and Sign

Mar. 11, 2008... 5:30PM-CST... The Importance of Humor Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting Albertville Candy Store Main Street Cafe 118 E. Main Street Albertville, AL Contact Person: Laurie Biddle 256-738-2981 Speak and Sign

Mar. 18, 2008... 1PM-CST... Sand Mt. Lit Chicks Meeting Lori Boatfield Home 601 N. Main St. Boaz, AL Contact Person: Lori Boatfield 256-593-1565

Mar. 31, 2008... 6:30-9:30PM-EST... Women's C e l e b r a t i o n ! Dinner Peachtree Corners Baptist Church 4800 Peachtree Corners Circle, Norcross, Georgia Sponsored by The Robinson Agency and our stellar group of Christian speakers, artists, and entertainers invite ministry leaders, event planners, and every woman who wants to enjoy a fantastic evening of Celebration with sisters in Christ! Delicious Buffet Dinner & "Chocolate Fountain Fantasy" Special Guests include - Kimberley Kennedy, Beloved, Donna Douglas, Nancy Burgess, Ann Platz, Jonathan Kilgore and Mark Fuller.

Apr. 5, 2008... 10am-CST... Ladies' Event FBC Cleveland HWY 79 Cleveland, AL Contact Person: Myra Thomas 205-466-7027

Apr. 13, 2008... 12:30PM-CST... Ruth's Circle Luncheon Christ the King Lutheran Church 611 Riverchase Parkway West, Birmingham, AL Contact Person: JoAnn Kneynsberg 205-424-9386 Speak and Sign

Apr. 17, 2008... A Day in Spring Ladies Event Camden Baptist Church Camden, AL Contact Person: Judy Powe

Apr. 22, 2008... 1-5PM-CST... Sand Mountain Lit Chicks Meeting Cultural Arts Center Broad Street Gadsden, AL Contact Person: Alice Duckett 256-237-7123 Luncheon and Reading.

Apr. 25, 2008... 6PM-CST... Spring Festival of Praise Spring Ladies Banquet FBC Hokes Bluff 5250 Main St. Hokes Bluff, AL Contact Person: Sue Clayton 256-492-3250

May 10, 2008... 2-4PM-CST... Mother's Banquet New Hope Baptist Church Hwy 227 Geraldine, AL 256-659-2774 Contact Person: Peggy Williams 256-572-3860

May 17, 2008... 12noon-4PM-CST... Sand Mountain Lit Chicks Meeting Guntersville State Park Lodge 7966 AL Hwy. 227 Guntersville, AL 256-571-5440 Lit Chicks--guests of Barbara Eubanks at Spring Luncheon/Program of Thursday Book Club Contact Person: Barbara Eubanks 256-878-5934 Book Club Program and Reading

May 28, 2008... 12Noon-CST... Sr. Adult Meeting First Christian Church Birmingham 4954 Valleydale Rd. Birmingham, AL 205-991-5000 Contact Person: Janet Bonds 205-678-6000

Jun. 17, 2008... 1-5PM-CST... Sand Mountain Lit Chicks Meeting Alice Duckett Home 4720 Amberwood Lane Anniston, AL Contact Person: Alice Duckett 256-237-7123 Reading

Jun. 27, 2008... 2-3PM-CST... So You Want to be an Author Workshop National Kappa Kappa Iota Convention (June 25-28, 2008) The Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel 64 S. Water Street Mobile, AL Contact Person: Mary Atchison 251-626-0630

Jul. 11, 2008...11am-1PM-CST... S.T.A.R.S Meeting Central Baptist Church 400 Grant St. Decatur, AL Contact Person: Charles Vildibill 256-355-2872 Speak and Sign

Jul. 22, 2008... 12noon-CST... Sand Mountain Lit Chicks Meeting Lighthouse Coastal Productions 466 Sardis Cutoff Road Sardis City, AL Contact Person: Lighthouse Coastal 678-471-6092 Reading & Internet Updates

Jul. 26, 2008... 2-4PM-CST... Book Signing Barnes & Noble Booksellers Springdale Plaza 3250 Airport Blvd B-30 Mobile, AL 251-450-0084 Contact Person: Karen Fillingim crm2570 @ bn.com

July 31, 2008...10:30 present writing assignment - My Two Foot World - Marshall Christian Academy

Aug. 2, 2008... 10am-CST... Sandy William's Radio Show WAVU 630AM Interview


Aug. 19, 2008...1:00 PM... Lit Chicks Meeting Anniston, Al

Aug. 20, 2008... 2PM-CST... Merrill Gardens Activity Entertainment Merrill Gardens Assisted Living 151 Woodham Drive Albertville, AL Contact Person: Kim 256 878 3132


Aug. 24, 2008... CST Ladies' Fellowship Tea Goodyear Heights Baptist Church Hwy 278 Hokes Bluff, AL Contact Person: Pauline Johnson 256-494-1151

Sept. 12, 2008... 11:30am-CST(subject to change)... Senior Adult School sponsored by Hospice of North Alabama First Bible Church 3202 Spring Ave. SW Decatur, AL Contact Person: Lynn Easterwood 256-653-8607 Speak and Sign

Sept. 13, 2008... 11:30am-1PM-CST... Pine Grove Helping Hands Luncheon honoring Sr. Adult Ladies Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church 1133 Pine Grove Rd. Oneonta, AL Contact Person: Gail Bynum 205-274-0300 Speak and Sign


Sept. 25, 2008 ... 9:30 AM ... Cedar Springs Brookdale Senior Living 2505 Spring Av SW Decatur, Al Contact person: Dale Wrenn 256-552-3800 speak and sign

Sept. 25, 2008 ... 1:00 PM ... Camp Bluebird 105 DeLong Road, Nauvoo, Al 35578 (205) 387-1806 Contact person: Jean Ann Anderson (256)654-6080

Oct. 4, 2008...10:00 AM CST...Ladies Brunch Dwight Baptist Church 520 N 29th St Gadsden, AL (256) 546-2847 contact person Polly Rogers 256-442-0577 speak and sign







Oct. 11, 2008...11:30...Woman to Woman, Breast Cancer Survivor Group Gadsden's Seriour activity Building 623 Broad St. Gadsden, Al Contact Debbie Sauls 256-546-3467 speak and sign



Oct. 17-18, 2008... "Winter Wonderland" Southern Ladies' Retreat Mt. Zion Baptist Church Hwy. 231 Pell City, AL 205-338-3708 Friday night 4-8PM-CST and Saturday morning 8:45am-12noon-CST Contact Person: Paulette Boyd 205-814-9613



Nov. 3, 2008...10:30...Sr. Adult Luncheon Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Hwy. 231 Pell City, Al Contact person: Susan Mann phone 205-884-1015 speak and sign



Dec. 2, 2008...6:30 Ladies' Christmas Event Farview Baptist Church 5295 Fairview Rd Gadsden, Al Contact Terri Cromwell 256-547-9991



December 4, 2008 (6:30)Ladies' Christmas Tea Glencoe, Al, College Heights Baptist Contact: Anne Long 256-492-6581 barbara@barbaraeubanks.com



2009 Schedule



2009 Events

January 15, 2009 ... 2:00 PM...Taping for East Alabama TV Show for TV-24 (postponed)

January 18 - 24, 2009 personal retreat

January 22, 2009... 8am and again at 5:30 pm East Alabama Live TV-24, Jacksonville, Al

January 31, 2009...6:00 p.m...Women’s Banquet “Extreme Heart Makeover” Pine Grove Baptist Church 2765 County Road 22 Centre, Alabama 35960 Contact Person: Joan Pollard 256-927-3214 speak and sign

Feb. 7, 2009... 6PM-CST... Valentine Party Emmanuel Baptist 4612 Rice Mine Rd NE Tuscaloosa, AL 205-345-2997 Contact Person: DeAnna Oswalt 205-799-8100

Feb. 17, 2009 ... 1:00 PM ... CST Lit Chicks' Meeting, Lori Boatfield's home Main St. Boaz, Al 256 - 593-1565

Feb. 27-28, 2009... 6PM–CST & 12NOON-CST... Winter Women’s Retreat 2009 First Baptist Church Prattville Shocco Springs 1314 Shocco Springs Road Talladega, AL Contact Person: Diane Penton 334-365-0566 or Michelle Grant 334-546-4885

March 14, 2009...6:00 PM CST WINGS Ladies Candle Light Dinner Brashers Chapel Church 1631 Brashers Chapel Road, Albertville, Al Contact person: Brenda Gunnells phone 256-878-5588 or 256-490-0140 Speak and Sign

March 16, 2009...1:00 PM CST Lit Chicks' Meeting, Alice Duckett's home 4720 Amberwood Lane Anniston, Al 256-237-7123

April 4, 2009... 12noon - 2:00 PM CST Round-up of Authors "Moveable Feast"... Heflin Arts Council, 279 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Heflin, Al contact Clara Cavender

April 7, 2009...6:00 PM CST Young at Heart Dinner Green Valley Baptist, 1815 Patton Chapel Rd., Hoover, Al 35226 Contact Carol Lee Aderholt 205-991-8987

April 9, 2009...1:00 PM Sand Mountain Lit Chick Meeting, 4840 McVille Rd., Albertville, Al contact Barbara Eubanks 256-878-5934

Apr. 10, 2009... 1:30PM-CST... "East Alabama Today" Show TV-24(WJXS) Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL Host Carl Brady interviews Alice Duckett and Barbara Eubanks about the Lit Chicks Writer's Group Contact Person: Producer Josh Hommes 256-782-8824 Taping of Show

Apr. 14, 2009... 8am-CST and 5:30PM-CST... "East Alabama Today" Show TV-24 (Channel 9 on cable) Interview with Alice Duckett and Barbara Eubanks with Host Carl Brady Contact Person: Josh Hommes 256-782-8824 Telecast of Show

Apr. 16, 2009... 8am-CST and 5:30PM-CST... "East Alabama Today" Show TV-24 (Channel 9 on cable) Interview with Alice Duckett and Barbara Eubanks with Host Carl Brady Contact Person: Josh Hommes 256-782-8824 Telecast of Show

April 22, 2009... 11:30am-1PM-CST... Administrative Professionals Women’s Luncheon Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce'sAnniston, AL (exact location to be announced) Contact Person: Jennifer Pate, Membership Director with the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce 256-237-3536 Speak and Sign

April 24 - May 9, 2009... Personal R and R

May 15, 2009...6:30 PM Women's Banquet Solitude Baptist Church 2935 Solitude Rd., Albertville, Al Contact Sarah Godwin 256 878 5133 or Sue Whitman 256 506 1161

May 19, 2009...1:00 PM CST Lit Chicks' Meeting Shirley Mitchell's home Guntersville, Al 256-582 7018

June 16, 2009...1:00 PM CST Lit Chicks' Meeting Gay Martin's home, Wildhaven Albertville, Al 256-878-6271.

October 24, 2009 ... 6:00 PM CST East Gadsden Baptist Church Sr. Adult Meeting Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, Al Contact Ron Edwards 256-458-8209












Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Laughing with the Lord in production

Laughing with the Lord, my third humorous devotional book, is in production. Actually, my editor, Amanda Reece, sent me an email today saying the conceptual editing had begun.
One might think the excitment would lessen with each book, but not so. Getting books published is like having children; Although the experience may be different with each one, there is no less anticipation.
Laughing with the Lord follows the same format as my previous books - short, true, humorous spiritually-related anecdotes, followed by a short devotion. My hope is that readers will begin their day with a laugh and some inspiration.
Soon opportunity for pre-purchasing Laughing with the Lord will be offered. As with all I do, I commit my work to the Lord, and trust Him to bless it according to his promise in Proverb 16:3.

Monday, March 30, 2009



Winter to Spring
Each season brings its own joys and problems. Speaking engagements do also. From a great Valentine banquet to cancelled events, my schedule has gone the gamut lately.

On Feb. 7 my husband Steve and I travelled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for a most unusual setting for a banquet. The event planner informed me the event would take place in a barn and the dress would be dressy denim. Not knowing exactly what to expect, I donned my jeans and dressy jacket and hoped that would suffice for dressy denim. Arriving at "the barn", I was most pleasantly surprised. It was a barn built just for receptions, banquets, and the like, sans animals. The place was beautifully decorated for a Valentines theme. A great barbecue meal had been catered. Laughter filled the barn as I brought some Christian humor mixed with spiritual inspiration. (See pictures above.)

My next event, Prattville FBC Women's Winter Retreat, was one I'd looked forward to for a while. The setting was our Baptist Retreat Center at Shocco Springs. From my correspondence with the event planners, I could discern this was to be a great weekend. I studied and researched more than usual to bring meaningful sessions on the theme "Show Me Your Glory." Well, you know what they say about the the best laid plans---. The night before the event, I was rudely awakened by the worse stomach virus I've ever experienced. Knowing it was too late to cancel out, I loaded up on Emotrol and Imodium and accepted my sweet husband's offer to drive me. With God's help, I made each session on wobbly "spaghetti" knees. Of course, I had to make frequent, rapid trips to my room to allow the virus to do what viruses are proned to do.

Expecting my next event to go much smoother, I eagerly anticipated a local church banquet where I had been scheduled to speak for many months. It simply wasn't meant to be. Our scheduled flight from our visit with our son in Columbia, Missouri, was cancelled because of mechanical problems. When I saw I would not be home in time to make the event, I called a friend, who is also an author and speaker, to fill in for me. Apparently God wanted to use her instead of me for that event.

Speaking events are not exempt from the financial crunch. Two other spring events have been cancelled due to lack of funds. God knew I badly needed a rest.

As I try to live each day according to Proverbs 3:16 - Commit whatever you do to the Lord, and your plans will succeed , I trust Him to put me where he wants me, so I simply refuse to fret when things fail to turn out the way I think they should, because His ways are better than mine.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Speaking at Dwight Baptist



“Are you ready to laugh on a Saturday morning?” I asked the ladies at Dwight Baptist Church when I began. Driving the twenty miles down the mountain to Gadsden, Alabama, from home, my heart sang, “This is the day the Lord has made. I will be glad and rejoice in it.” This was truly a day the rocks would have cried out in praise if we hadn’t because God had given such a beautiful, glorious fall day. The beauty of the earth moved my soul.

And, yes, the delightful ladies at Dwight Baptist were quite ready for some humor. The day’s beauty was merely enhanced by the joy of the ladies attending their monthly brunch. They were good laughers when I shared my humorous stories; they nodded and “amened” appropriately agreeing with my serious points. One young lady asked at the book table, “Which book contains the scrotum story you told?”

“You’ll have to wait until my third devotional book comes out for that one,” I told her.

Many ladies lined up after my presentation to thank me for sharing with them and to buy books and let me sign them so they could take home some of the humor. Laughter, joy, and inspiration are doubled and tripled when shared.

Who Am I?

Who Am I?
“Who is this Barbara Eubanks? What does she do? What’s she about?” you might ask.
First of all, I am a member of a royal family – a child of the King. That being said, I attempt to live out the principle set down in Proverbs 16:3 - Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. NIV That philosophy hasn’t failed me yet.

Presently, I fill my days telling people, through my writing and speaking, that God WANTS His children to be happy – to laugh and enjoy the blessings he provides. I begin most of my presentations exclaiming, “Rejoice, and again I say rejoice.”
Yes, I’m an author. I have written two humorous, yet inspiring, devotional books – Humorous Happenings in Holy Places (Tate Publishing, 2004) and And the Angels Laughed (Tate Publishing, 2005). Each of these contains 101 humorous, true anecdotes which have taken place in church or which have spiritual implications. I have chapters in two compiled books – Whispering in God’s Ear and 101 Great ways to Improve Your Life Vol. 3.

I find humor wherever I am whether it is in church, with family, or with friends. I believe we should Remind ourselves to look for something to laugh about every day. An English proverb says, “Laughter is the best medicine.” The Bible says it a little differently: Proverbs 17:22 -A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Secondly, I believe we should Remember the funny stuff when it happens. That’s why I write down these funny stories. Another way I remember is by doing the third R – Retell it. That is what I do as a Christian humorist.
Speaking to some seventy-five to eighty events each year, I use many of these funny accounts to formulate my presentations. In one, I remind people that a successful life is one in which you Laugh often, Love much, and Live well. In a more serious speech, I stress the importance of humor in life - well, to be truthful, I don’t do “serious” very well; I have to insert humor into these talks too. I adapt this to the group to whom I’m speaking, for instance, “The Importance of Humor in Education,” The Importance of Humor in the Family,” “The Importance of Humor in Ministry,” or perhaps “The Importance of Humor in the Medical Field.” You get the picture.

My portfolio of writing contains many articles I’ve written for magazines, newspapers, newsletters - you name it. I now write monthly articles for two magazines – Anniston/Gadsden Christian Family Magazine and Sand Mountain Living. By the way, if you need something written or edited, I freelance also.
Okay, that gives you the nutshell of who I am professionally, but you can’t know all of me unless you know my family – my encouragement and inspiration. My husband is my greatest supporter, editor, and encourager. Without this man – Steve Eubanks, whom I married when I was only fifteen-years-old, - my joy and my accomplishments would be much less. “You can do it,” he’s repeated throughout our life together. “Yes, you can go to college even though we have three small children.” ( I did; I earned a B.A., M.A. and Ed.S. before it was all over.) “You can teach school.” (For thirty-five years I taught high school English.) “You can write; I know you can and somebody will publish it.” “Hey, book those speaking engagements,” he told me when calls started coming in. Not only has he been the “wind beneath my wings,” he has given me life’s greatest gifts – children.
By the time I was twenty, we had three beautiful, active little boys, who have brought much joy in my life. I call them my “3-S Tonic” – Steve, Scott, and Shannon. As teenage mother and father, we realized we didn’t have the wisdom to make the best decisions for their lives, so we dedicated them to the Lord and asked him to guide us in parenting them. He did. They all are very successful fathers and husbands themselves. I call their wives mine also; they are truly my daughters – Sandy, Tracy, and Donna.

I love them for many reasons, but one stands out: they are great Christian mothers to my eight grandchildren – Zack, Alicia, Hannah, Bethany, Dane, Reagan, Austin, and Tyler. (There you go; you didn’t think I could remember all their names, did you?) Read my books and you will get to know each one because they have been one of my great humor sources.

So, who am I and what am I about? I am a child of the King on a most joyful and happy journey as a wife, mother, grandmother, author, and speaker for now. Who knows where else God will lead me. I pray I will always be willing to follow.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Recent Speaking Engagements





Barbara at Pine Grove Baptist Church

Wow! What a pleasant surprise! On Sept. 13, 2008, I traveled about three miles out of Oneonta, Alabama, to Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. When I entered the fellowship hall, the most creative and elaborate tablescapes filled the room, each with its own unique theme. Before I got through the door, I was introduced to several young men who had been assigned to help me bring in my books. This was first example of the attention to detail which coordinator Gail Bynum and her committee had given to make the Pine Grove Helping Hands Luncheon, honoring their senior adult ladies, an enormous success. From the musical entertainment to the explanation of table themes, the day was a delight. I was so moved by the creative table themes and the inspiration behind each, I revised my presentation on the spot. Instead of using the anecdotes in my notes, I used humorous stories which related to each of the table themes.

The Angel Table The Fall Leaves Table
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September 25, 2008 proved to be a very busy day for this Christian speaker. Because I had scheduled two events for that day, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, and because I was still taking cold medication that makes me drowsy, I asked my husband Steve to drive me that day. (He jokingly tells people his job is driving Ms. Lazy.)
In spite of being a bit under the weather myself, I intended to bring joy and encouragement to those to whom I would be speaking. I was due at Cedar Springs Senior Living facility in Decatur, Alabama, at 9:30 A.M. This necessitated leaving home by 7:30 A.M. Upon arriving, I was cordially greeted by Dale Wren, the public relations administrator, who took me to the dinning hall where I was to speak. While the residents drifted in, I conversed with those already awaiting me. They drew “first blood.” Before I ever made it to the podium, I had already been the recipient of their humor and encouragement. While I spoke, some of the residents dozed off, as seniors often do, while others laughed heartily at my funny stories and nodded in agreement with my points of inspiration. Many bought books for Christmas gifts for family members and friends.
From Decatur, Steve drove me about sixty-five miles to Nauvoo, Alabama, where Camp McDowell, an Episcopal retreat center is located. A two-day retreat called Camp Bluebird is held there each year for adult cancer patients and cancer survivors. I second-guessed the appropriateness of my normal presentation. Should I be telling funny stories to people who were in pain and enduring dark days in their lives? Then one of my favorite Bible verses came to mind – Proverbs 17:22 - A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. With that divine inspiration, I decided to be “Dr. Laughter” for the day. Not only was I able to bring good cheer to some two-hundred people, they encouraged me with their upbeat spirits and their desire to give back. Before we left, both Steve and I had received camp Bluebird tee-shirts, a lady gave me a wrap she had crocheted, one gave me a poem about what cancer couldn’t do, and several gave me new jokes and anecdotes for future presentations. The presenter became the recipient that day.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Angels, Ghosts, and Hairy Creatures

By Barbara Eubanks



October enters with thoughts of apple bobbing, hayrides, Halloween, and all the fall festival fun. Early on, children start planning costumes for trick-or-treating. Usually, whoever is the superhero of the day gains the attention - Superman, Spiderman, Wonder woman, Batman, and more modern ones that, I’ll admit, I know nothing about.

As these days draw near once again, I remember a Halloween that touched my heart. While her friends were choosing to dress like Barbie dolls, movie stars, witches, or devils, my granddaughter Bethany chose a more holy hero. She told her mom, “I want to be an angel for Halloween this year,” and that she was. Never has there been a more glorious angel than was Bethany.

I’ve thought of that often since then. Churches make super-heroic efforts to diffuse the evilness and hedonistic Halloween celebrations by offering safer and more religious-based events, such as Judgment Houses and trunk or treat affairs. With remembrances of the angel at Halloween, I’ve thought of another way we could Christianize this holiday. How great it would be for children, and adults for that matter, to dress as Bible figures and let people guess who they are.

We, in the twenty-first century, are not the first to think of disguises. Tamar masqueraded as someone else and tricked her father-in-law (Genesis 38:12-14). 1 Samuel 28: 7-25 has all the elements for a good Halloween story – ghost, dress-up, mediums, and witches. 1 Kings 14:1-5 tells of how even a queen changed her appearance to get information from a prophet. Jacob tricked his blind father into giving him his hairy brother’s blessing by wearing his brother’s clothes and goat skin on his arms (Genesis 27: 11-14.)

Another idea for a disguise would be very representative of what many people seem to be, as was one young lady. One day she confessed to my husband that sometimes she tried to be an angel, while at other times she lived like the devil. To illustrate this anecdote in my book, And the Angels Laughed, the illustrator drew a picture of a woman with a split spiritual personality – one half angel and the other half devil.

Some may feel, as my husband Steve did, about ghosts and witches. While teaching a four-year-old Sunday School class, he asked the children if they dressed in costume for Halloween. “Although some of you dressed as ghosts, witches, and goblins, we don’t really believe in ghosts and witches, do we?” he asked.

One little boy, looking a bit bewildered, replied, “My daddy does.”

“Oh, really?” Steve answered not knowing what else to say.

“Uh huh. He believes in the Holy Ghost.”

Relieved, Steve told him, “Well, I believe in that one too.”

May we all believe in and honor the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost by placing them first on our priority list for Halloween. May we find ways to celebrate the holiday which would bring honor to God.

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Two-Foot World

Rebecca Grace Jenkins participated in the writing lesson I recently led at Marshall Christian Academy. Here is her draft of "My Two-Foot World."

"My two-foot world, let me tell you about it. There are flowers everywhere. The one that caught my eye was a buttercup flower that smells like a lemon. It was curved like a circle. The grass was green like brocolli.
I loved the way the wind would hit my hair. Something else was in my hair - bugs. EWWW! Some bugs would bite; sp,e wpi;d crawl; it was nasty.
Then when I sat down on the grass, it felt like a pillow. It felt so good. I wanted to take a nap. Guess what was keeping me from my nap - a little june bug, a little bug that made HUGE bug bites on me. It hurt so bad!
I wonder if your two-foot world was better than mine.