It is a great privilege

East Beauregard High Stadium. “Fields of Faith” last Wednesday Wow.  Privilege It’s become my favorite word. It is a privilege. It’s a way of looking at the opportunities (and challenges) of our lives. It’s a privilege to serve, learn, grow, and be alive. I had one of the greatest honors of my life this week. …

Every Picture Tells a Story: African Sojourn

  It’s true:  every picture does tell a story. It’s also a fact that a picture is worth a thousand words. These are the highlight images from our African sojourn. Enjoy. Dream. Pray. Clicking on an image will take you to the respective story that relates to the photo.    

A Week of Encouragement

Everyone needs it. Encouragement! I’m studying the word encouragement this week. It’s a word describing what we all need. If there’s anything I’m learning, it’s that folks need encouragement. Hope. Courage. Inspiration. Come along for the journey this week. A journey of Encouragement.     What is your personal definition of encouragement?

Branded! Laugh and Enjoy

1. Stay Cuious. 2. Be Amazed. 3. Share Stories. That’s basically what I do. It’s who I am. I have a curious soul and a love of stories. It often gets me in trouble but always results in memorable stories.   The story below is one of my favorite funny stories.  Not quite sure of …

LLL: On Being a “Life Long Learner”

On today’s blog, I’m sharing what I’m learning. I call it “LLL.” It’s Life Long Learning. What I’m reading:   What are you reading? What’s the best book you’ve read this year?   Best Novel I’ve read this year: All the Things You Cannot See   Best Personal Growth book so far this year: The …

A Day in New Orleans is better than __________________.

  Let’s have a contest and some fun. I spent yesterday in New Orleans. The rest of Louisiana has a complex love-hate relationship with our most famous city. I’ve written about this in the past. I’m asking readers to fill in the blank with the best word. A Day in New Orleans is better than …

From Deep Roots: The Door

  During this month, we’re sharing stories from our short story collection, Deep Roots. It contains the stories that our readers and listeners have enjoyed over the years. Come join us in a journey to where my roots are. In an area of western Louisiana called the Piney Woods. Enjoy. “The Door” is one of …

“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 that are still echoing across this part of America. Today’s …

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 changes that are still echoing across this part of America. …

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 changes that are still echoing across this part of America. …

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 amazed. Tell a good story. Curt This is the final …