Looking Ahead

Today is  Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy is one cold lady! Irony: I came from Louisiana and ended up on the edge of a hurricane! I encourage you to read this powerful message on the Sovereignty of God by my pastor, Charlie Bailey. Our newest short story collection,  Christmas Jelly, is now available. I’ve …

Matthew 6:33 A Verse to Live By

My life verse is Matthew 6:33. Here are several one of my English language versions.  33 But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.   NKJV 33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing …

Everyone deserves to hear . . . Friday, October 19

Every person I know back home has had a chance to hear the Gospel.  Many are lost. However, none of them haven’t heard.  There’s a church on every corner in Beauregard Parish. People like the man in the photo haven’t heard.  Everyone deserves one chance to hear about Jesus. The vision of the International Mission …

History of Early Dry Creek Schools

This fascinating article is from an earlier Dry Creek historian, Belle Singletary.  Ms. Singletary lived in Dry Creek with W.B. “Bill” and Mary Jane Lindsey.  She taught a generation of students at DeRidder High School. Faces ….Places #3 appeared at unknown date in1964 in the Beauregard News BEAUREGARD NEWS, DE RIDDER, LOUISIANA (Exact date unknown), …

Wings and Roots: Purple Martins

An An Adult Male Purple Martin Wings and Roots   If you ask what I like best about purple martins, I’d reply, “It’s how these birds have wings and roots.” One of the joys of my rural life is the six months yearly the martins spend as my guests. These migratory birds, members of the …

Holding the Ladder

Thursday, October 11 The following powerful story is from a choice couple serving in a difficult part of North Africa. I cannot list their names but beg you to pray for them and their sweet children. Dear Friends and Family, Thank you for being such an encouragement to us. I was watching a man across …

Christmas Jelly: Coming soon to a stocking near you.

  Cool breeze in the pines. October afternoon at The Old House In the edge of Crooked Bayou Swamp. All quiet on the Southern front Except for the occasional acorn on the tin roof And a murder of crows taunting a cat squirrel.   Monday, October 8                 …