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"Good eats…next house." April 19

Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, He will give a reward to the lender.  Proverbs 19:17 A friend from the Longville area told me this story:  Her father was walking the railroad track to their house during the Great Depression.  Approaching ...

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Guest Blog: from Dr. David Elliott

Allow me to introduce you to a special friend and gifted writer,  David Elliott.  David serves as professor in the Chemistry Department at Louisiana College. Enjoy this warm article. Curt Does That Do Any Good? My family and I moved to a new job in ...

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Mon. April 4

A Touching Story of the Heart I spent most of the day today at Alexandria’s Rapides General Hospital as my lifetime best friend, Joe Aguillard, had bypass surgery. We’re thankful to God for successful quadruple bypass on Joe. Continue in prayer for Joe, Judy, and ...

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3/31/2011 I'd rather write an entire book than…

I’m serious.  I’d rather write a 94,156 word novel than do the back cover and author copy for the same book. The confines of word count increase the tension of saying a lot in a little space.  There’s the knowledge that what’s on the back ...

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Thur. March 31 "Out Like a Lamb"

Today a beautiful month of March ends. The dogwoods, azaleas, wild azaleas (honeysuckle) and ’40 shades of green’ of the creek bottoms have been wonderful.  No wonder it’s one of my favorite months. Quote for the day: “The concept of two people living together for ...

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"Being an easy mark" What does that mean?

A Hobo’s ‘Easy Mark’ Proverbs 21:13  The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will himself also call out and not be answered. “I’m a thousand miles from anywhere, waiting for a train.” -“Waiting for a Train” by Jimmy Rodgers To ...

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A Spent Bullet: Back Cover Copy

This is the current back cover copy for A Spent Bullet, due for Summer 2011 release.  I’d appreciate your input.  I need to cut some lines and tighten it. Also, I’m open to ideas on the arrangement of the text. Finally, what parts would you ...

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This and That: Fri. March 18

Today’s Proverb: A fool’s mouth is his devastation, and his lips are a trap for his life.**  Enjoy the story below on the hazards of running your mouth. Click on link below to enjoy the birds singing in Dry Creek, LA at The Old House: ...

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Tale of the Lizard's Tail

I’ve been to three funerals this week, so I’ve thought about life… and death. Once at a Dry Creek funeral, my friend Billy Harper spoke of the death of his beloved elementary teacher,  Amy Greene Pullins.   “You know, it’s just like when you break off ...

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March 16 A Very Special Photo

This photo was taken in May 1922 in Bundick Creek near my hometown of Dry Creek.  This is the true beginning of the recently (1920) organized Dry Creek Baptist Church. My goal is to identify as many folks as possible in this photo.  Your help ...

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What Makes You Angry?

What makes you angry on a regular basis? I’m not talking about the major occurrences like poverty, injustice, abuse, war, etc. It’s the little everyday things I’m referring to. Things that will instantly set your blood boiling. Especially while driving. Stop for a moment and ...

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Tues. March 15

Hurricanes… It may be odd to talk about hurricanes in March, but I couldn’t pass up this video and photos. Click here to see video on Hurricane Ike Live Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS

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Mon. March 14

The World is Everywhere… if we’re looking. I’m sitting in the Albuquerque (thank goodness for spell check) Airport waiting to wing my way back to the Piney Woods. On this trip I’ve met so many nice folks.  In the larger airports of America (Houston, Phoenix, ...

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Calling all Editors! 3/12/11

This is my last time (thankfully) through A Spent Bullet before it begins its journey to publication.  This is your opportunity to help shape and define the book. For the next three days, I’ll be posting questions, passages, and notes.  \ Let’s have fun working ...

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