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Mon. Aug. 29

My new pastor, José Canseco Written in 2009 . . . My youngest son, Terry, left excitedly this morning for the New Orleans Superdome. He was headed to the LSU-Ohio State football game. His cousin, Brady Glaser, is on the team and gave Terry a ...

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What storms reveal . . .

“It took the storm to reveal this flaw and it revealed it in an unmistakable, and for the tree, in a fatal way. It kind of reminds me about life. There are plenty of storms in life… many external like a hurricane, while others are ...

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Monday, August 15

Today’s Quote: “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” -Publilius Syrus, first century B.C. The importance of knowing who you are and who you aren’t: John told them, “I baptize with* water, but right here in the crowd is someone you do ...

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Triumph and Tragedy: Thoughts about Norway

The tragedy in Norway reminds us that evil and extremism can, and does, exist everywhere. But I’m reminded that for every coward like the killer there are a thousand points of light doing good. Points of light like my Norwegian friend,  Tommy Rasmussen.  We met ...

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Values: Are yours priced right?

“A $1000 Saddle on a $100 Horse” From Wind in the Pines by Curt Iles This story was told to me by my friend Diann Cain Norris and it is still among my favorites. Diann’s family has always been active in rodeos.  Her parents, Junior ...

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Tues. July 19: A Joyful Day

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  It may be July-hot in Louisiana but it is still a wonderful day.

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Friday, July 15

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Monday, July 11

“Success is nothing more that a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the cumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.” -Jim Rohn ...

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Momma, momma, what a rat!

I’ve been thinking lately about one of my heroes, Jerry Clower.  His stories and sayings are burned into my Southern brain.  He was a great comedian and even better person. A few years ago I visited East Fork Cemetery to pay my respects at Jerry’s ...

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Guest blog: The first message

Our guest blogger today is our associate pastor at Dry Creek, Charlie Bailey.  This is a strong message on marriage entitled,  “The First Marriage.”  It is the second in a marriage and family series he has started. You can follow his blog at http://charbail.blogspot.com/ If ...

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The Swamp

The Swamp It’s Wednesday morning as we all sit or stand in the Swamp‑ all twenty‑five of us.  Now the Swamp is a classic building at Dry Creek.  It is the summer home of our boy staffers.  I recall with fondness the summer twenty years ...

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The Loyal Wedding Fri. April 29

Just in time for the big wedding: The Loyal Wedding ‘Whither thou goest, I will go; And where thou lodgest, I will lodge; Thy people shall be my people, And thy God my God.’ -Ruth 1:16 As the “Royal Wedding” of Prince William and Kate ...

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Tues. March 15

Hurricanes… It may be odd to talk about hurricanes in March, but I couldn’t pass up this video and photos. Click here to see video on Hurricane Ike Live Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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Saturday, Feb. 5

Someone asked me recently,“Do you still have your can of Baptist Beer?” Sure I do. Scroll down to see a photo of it. Read below for the full story.   Baptist Beer It’s lunchtime at The City of Hope. It is the first Saturday after ...

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