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LLL: Thoughts on Life Long Learning

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I. This week’s keyword is Legacy.

It’s about investing in what matters.
Paying attention to what (and who) will outlast us.


II. Life Long Learning   I finished a fascinating book this week, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.  It’s a memoir of the problems the white working poor (aka hillbillies/rednecks/white trash) face.  More than that, it’s a love story of the legacy of grandparents who wouldn’t give up on a troubled grandson.  Rough language but a must read for anyone studying modern America.


III. A Life-Shaping Quote

I’ve spent a lifetime studying, and writing about, the land and people I come from in the Louisiana Pineywoods.  We’re a unique culture of folks who understand a love of the land and resilient living.

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IV. A Foundational Scripture
 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.   Acts 4:13

Priority Prayer need:  I’ve been struggling with depression recently. Pray that I’ll continue to learn and lean on the Lord.  Thanks!


V.  A Favorite Picture   My first career was as a high school science teacher and coach. My students and players always had fun decorating Fred Skeleton.

Circa 1984 East Beauregard High School


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I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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