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“Hot as a Bottle of Tabasco”

Le Petit Baton Rouge When you step out of your vehicle at Avery Island, a sharp pungent odor burns your nostrils.   It is the smell of hot red peppers in the drifting in the air.  You’re at the home of Tabasco Hot Sauce.   A ...

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Thoughts from the Weekend

  A Perfect  night . . .   Bible study around a roaring campfire With friends and neighbors. Watched over by a fingernail slice Of waxing moon above the western horizon. Shining through the pines. The moon is holding hands With Jupiter (above) and bright ...

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Encouraging: Let my words be few…

Powerful Thoughts on prayer If you are not praying, then you are quietly confident that time, money, and talent are all you need in life. You’ll always be a little too tired, a little too busy. But if, like Jesus, you realize you can’t do ...

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My Life Plan for 2012: A Summary

“If it’s in your head, it’s simply a dream; when you write it down, it becomes a goal.”  -Emmitt Smith        Ten Pins:   Life Plan for 2012   1. The Foundation Life verse: Life statement: Jesus’ Life statement:   6 Words for 2012:  ...

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Louisiana History: May 1922

The true birth of Dry Creek Baptist Church   Most ‘Dry Creekers’ agree that this spot is Morrow Bridge.  I do know our church and the camp also baptized toward Three Bridges. I’m not sure if the date on the photo is May 22, 23, ...

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Encouragement: Are you beating yourself up?

“What you think of me is none of my business.” Think about this thought.  What does it really mean? We spend much of our lives worried about what others think of us.  We lose much joy creating storms in our minds over others and their ...

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Six words in my Life Plan

Hunger, Commitment and more. Wednesday, January 25, 2012.                       On Wednesday’s I’m trying to write about my Life Plan.  I’ve discovered that I need this written plan to keep me focused and on task. I ...

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Why do we exist? Thoughts on Life Statements

“To bring glory to God…” “We exist to bring glory to God by making disciples who treasure Christ &carry His name to the ends of the earth.” This is our church (Dry Creek Baptist) Life Statement. A life statement is simply a declaration of what ...

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Life Planning: The 10 Pins Plan

Readers:  If you’d like to receive emails when new blog posts appear, please click on the orange RSS feed below.  This will allow posts to be sent to Google Reader.                 I follow about ten blogs and Google ...

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Having a Life Verse

Your Life Verse Yesterday I shared my Life Statement: “I seek to be a man God can use and be respected by my wife DeDe, our sons and their families.”     A second foundational stone in my life plan is my Life Verse.  This ...

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Having a 2012 Life Statement

  We’re blogging this week about having a Life Plan for 2012. A Life Plan is simply a short written document expressing what matters most in your life.  It serves for a compass on the journey of each day. My life plan is 12 pages ...

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Life Planning 2012

Monday Jan. 16 This week I’ll be blogging about having a Life Plan. I’m a firm believer that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  I also believe that when we write down our dreams, they become achievable goals. Emmit Smith said,  “If ...

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Wed. Nov. Nov. 30: He’p Me!

I’ve been thinking about the famous “He’p Me” speech by former La. governor, John McKeithen. “I wasn’t born to material wealth, nor do I have claim to an aristocratic name. But if I am elected governor, it will prove that any mother’s son can aspire ...

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Common Courtesy

Mon. Nov. 21 I’ve been thinking about this term:  common courtesy. It’s a fine term but a dying art. It’s what I love about the rural life and my visits to the Third World.  Whatever shortcomings we have, people still show kindness to strangers and ...

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