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Harvey made me think of Jody and Mary

Read Hearts across the Water as an Amazon ebook for $2.99     Read Hearts across the Water as an Amazon ebook for $2.99   My son Terry reminded me of this story last night during a telephone call from Boston as Harvey’s rains moved ...

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Baptist Beer in a Dry Creek

We continue in prayer for our Louisiana neighbors and friends affected by the flood.  In the midst of this devastation, the good people of my state have shown again why Louisiana is a great place.  We take care of each other when the chips are ...

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Long May It Wave: Independence Day

That Flag A word from Curt It’s a good word for today. Freedom.   Trampled Grass is coming your way.  You can pre-order your printed copy here. We’d love to hear your comments on this story. You can use the form at the end of this post or send ...

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“Words Cannot Express . . .”

Today’s post comes from the final chapter of Hearts across the Water.  If you’ve been following our blog, we’re looking at stories from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These two 2005 storms did more than change the landscape of southern Louisiana. It brought about seismic changes ...

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Higher Ground

  Today’s post comes from the final portion of Hearts across the Water.  If you’ve been following our blog, we’re looking at stories from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These two 2005 storms did more than change the landscape of southern Louisiana. It brought about seismic ...

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Cool Change

  Today’s post comes from the final portion of Hearts across the Water.  If you’ve been following our blog, we’re looking at stories from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These two 2005 storms did more than change the landscape of southern Louisiana. It brought about seismic ...

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Reconciliation: Two Sisters

A word from Curt “Two Sisters” is my favorite story from Hearts across Water. My wish is that this story of forgiveness and reconciliation during a hurricane will spur you on to close the gap on any broken relationships in your life. Be curious Be ...

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Leaning Trees

Leaning Trees   Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.   Proverbs 22:6   On the day Rita arrived, I made one last survey of my tree farm. I wondered how ...

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Those &$@@*^^! Black Bugs!

Black Bugs     Over and over in the days leading up to the hurricane’s arrival, people used this statement that reveals the human tendency to look for the silver lining in even the darkest cloud, “Well, at least Rita will wash away the black ...

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Y2K + 5

Y2K + 5 I wonder how my friend Mike fared during Hurricane Rita. Mike, who lives near DeQuincy, is a person who likes to be prepared. Five years ago as the year 2000 neared and the fears about Y2K became common everyday talk, Mike took ...

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Sheriff Bishop’s Gun

My Sheriff   I’ve lived in Beauregard Parish for fifty-two years And he was my sheriff for all but sixteen of those years.   There have only been three parish sheriffs in my lifetime. I was born under the administration of Sheriff Paul Stark. (1948-1972) ...

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Matt Farmer’s Barn

Matt Farmer’s Barn It is the first Sunday we’ve had church since Rita. Much of our community is still scattered over four states, but many are returning home to clean up. Most homes are still without electricity, and water pressure is only now beginning to ...

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In the Storm’s Eye

In the Eye of the Storm     It didn’t surprise me that Ruth Covington died during Hurricane Rita. She had grown so weak during the days before the storm, her passing was not unexpected. In fact, it was only appropriate that she passed away ...

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The Tree is Still Standing

The Miller Oak     The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is today.   The morning after Rita passed through I couldn’t wait to get out and survey the damage. As I’d driven around our community ...

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