Are you “doing what you were born to do?”

My ability won’t take me very far My fragility is a testimony of Who you are.  -“Jar of Clay”    Aaron Tate/Caedmon’s Call When it comes down to it, there’s little we can do by ourselves. When it comes down to it, we can get a ...

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Riding the Sunset Limited with a girl named Elizabeth

  “I’m a thousand miles away from home Waiting on a train.”  -Jimmie Rodgers If you’ve been following my social media this week,  you know I’ve been on a adventure. Monday afternoon I caught Amtrak’s Sunset Limited in Lake Charles and rode it to Los ...

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A devotion for the birds

For the birds May is a great month for birds. This morning was foggy with humidity you could stir with a stick, but it didn’t phase the birds. They slept in a few minutes and began their rituals slightly later. The bluebirds won the morning ...

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“I Come to the Garden . . . .”

In the Garden It’s always been one of my favorite places. The prayer garden at Dry Creek Camp. It was evidently one of Harvey Jones’s also. He wanted his ashes spread there. His memorial service was yesterday.  It was a celebration of a richly lived ...

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Just ’cause a dog can whip a skunk . . .”

  It’s true.  A good cur dog can whip a skunk any day of the week. However, a smart cur dog won’t. It’s simple: you can win the fight and still lose.  I’ve seen dogs carry the scent of skunk for weeks and wallow in ...

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A Fine Day

A beautiful morning in the piney woods.

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Solving a problem with a sandwich and cup of coffee

A cup of coffee . . . and sandwich with Paul I hope you’re enjoying our thoughts on the short book of Philemon.  I ask for your comments and insights.  That is how we learn best! In verse 1, Paul identifies himself as a “prisoner ...

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Thoughts on Philemon

What Train are you on? It’s imperative to listen . . . when a man writes from prison, or a dying man preaches his last sermon. Paul wrote his letter to Philemon from his favorite writing office, a Roman prison cell. “God of new beginnings, ...

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Fist fight in the Principal’s Office

Tuesday, April 17 As they say, don’t try this at home.   The two teenage boys marched into my office.  One had a torn shirt and the other’s reddened eye would be black by tomorrow. They were both breathing like mad bulls from their fistfight ...

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On Work . . .

On Work and Working David Cole is an artist and he’s been one of my best friends since the day we met in 1961.  We’re both Dry Creek boys who’ve never veered far from our roots. David is a talented saddle maker.  With his hands, ...

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What hope for a grandchild that comes from these two men?

Sara and Terry Iles are expecting their first child in October.  This is a lineup of this baby’s grandfathers.  Do you see any hope?  

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Setting up a fair contest with Random Generator

Having a Contest This blog is a primer about setting up random winner on any online contest. Giveaways and contests draw people to our blogs, websites, and books.  The wise marketer/author will make use of these. However, the challenge is: how do I make sure ...

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Land of the Pines April 2012

"Louisiana's piney woods is completely different from well-known parts of our state like New Orleans and Cajun country.

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Wordle: What we’re all about

Thursday, March 29 Wordle is a free internet resource where you can type in a series of words and it will randomly generate a graphic. My wordle sums up what I’m about.  Enjoy. http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5079427/WhatCurtIsAbout "http://www.wordle.net/thumb/wrdl/5079427/WhatCurtIsAbout"  

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