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Wed. Dec. 8 "Lady Wisdom"

Proverbs 8:1  “Does not wisdom* call out?  Does not understanding* raise her voice?” Proverbs is a book of wisdom.  Several times in the book, especially in chapter 8, wisdom is personified as a woman calling out to passersby with wisdom, intelligence, and insight. In chapter ...

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10-10-10 It's not fertilizer. It's a date.

I’ve been waiting for this date: October 10, 2010.  10-10-10. In the present century, there’s only two left of its ilk:  11-11-11 and 12-12-12. Here’s a good quote for today: “You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” -John ...

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Fri. Oct. 1 "October is a month to spend Outside."

Proverbs for the day:  Listen my son to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8   Good advice for any age. A white flash streaks across the northern horizon. A falling star to start the day. Lord, thank you for this ...

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Wed. Sept. 29

MP3 ASb Chapter 1 with MacLeod’s Farewll 9 29 10 Today’s Alexandria Town Talk has a nice article about yesterday’s visit to LeCompte: http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20100929/NEWS01/9290339/1002/Dry-Creek-author-inspires-children-to-writ The following story is from my fourth book, Hearts across the Water. The Miller Oak The best time to plant a ...

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Mon. Sept. 27 Paying Attention

Notes from Sunday:    “If we have the correct view of Christ, everything else will line up.”  -Garrett Greene   Colossians 1:19 Paying Attention: “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.”  -Proverbs 27:23 It’s important to pay attention ...

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Fri. Sept. 3

‘The Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”  Proverbs 3:12 It goes against our nature to be thankful for discipline. No one wants it, but everyone needs it. I’m thankful for God’s guiding hand in my life, even when ...

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Wed. Sept. 1 Bent Trees are still Strong

This is a poem by my dear cousin, Mary V. Iles Hudson.  She lives in Lake Charles and is full of live at 90+. She is one of the last remaining great-grandchildren of my heroes in The Wayfaring Stranger/A Good Place,  Joe and Eliza Moore. ...

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Mon. Aug. 30 Contented Living

The discontented man finds no easy chair.   –Ben Franklin Lord, teach me to live contentedly. Amen. “Don’t they know that it’s so hard to find, one rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.”  -Folk Song “Satisfied Man.” A Satisfied Mind

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Weeds and Seeds Tues. Aug. 24

Full Moon Living with a sense of wonder:  Full moon rises tonight@ 7:36 PM CDT/ Lake Charles. If the moon only rose yearly, or even monthly, or periodically like an eclipse, we’d turn out school to watch it.  The sight of this huge satellite rising ...

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Thoughts on Adversity: Mon. Aug. 23

I’ve run across three timely quotes on life and adversity. Because all of us deal with adversity, I hope you find these quotes encouraging. In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.  – John Churlton Collins Proverbs says it aptly,  “There ...

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Tues. August 17

“It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich.”   -Sarah Hernhardt   “Lord, may today be a day of life and giving in my life. Amen.” I’m gathering Oxen stories.  Do you know any of know of any oxen experts in your community?

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Mon. July 26

This is a passage from my upcoming novel, A Spent Bullet.  It’s set in 1941 Beauregard Parish.  This passage features 10 year old Ben, his sister Elizabeth (who’ll be teaching him in school), and their grandmother, Ma. I’d like your honest input on this passage ...

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July 20 Thoughts on a black mamba

Snake in the Church!     Scripture:  “You have not lied to men, but to God.”  -Peter in Acts 5:4 Last month, I was speaking in Samaria Baptist Church, Goma, Congo. Suddenly two men sitting by the side door jumped up and began scuffling outside ...

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July 10

Old lumber   Then King Asa brought all the men of Judah, and they carried away from Ramah the stones and timber Baasha had been using. With them he built up Geba and Mizpah. II Chron. 16:6   Old lumber still builds well. It’s a ...

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