Thur. Jan. 20

The Story of the Big Rocker. It was 2005. We had just constructed the porch on the Tabernacle at Dry Creek Camp.  Karan Robinson showed me a photo of a huge rocker made by an Arkansas craftsman.  She said,  “Don’t you think it’d look great ...

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Wed. Jan 18 Patience and Shame

Proverb for the day: A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.  Proverbs 19:11 A real man (or woman) is big enough to let offenses pass by.  We can waste lots of energy carrying grudges and miffs. One of ...

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Tues. Jan. 18 Ramblings on Life…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” This ...

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New Year’s Eve 2010

December 31, 2010 Quote for the day:  “Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each year find you a better man.”  -Benjamin Franklin The end of another year.  They pass by faster and faster.  I’m also so much ...

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Thursday, Dec. 30 New Year's Eve-Eve

“Facing it–always facing it–that’s the way to get through it. Face it!”  -Joseph Conrad. Prayer for a new year:  “Lord, help me to remember that nothing I will face in 2011 is too tough for you and I to handle together. Amen.” Deep Roots is ...

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On a rainy afternoon… Wed. Dec. 29

Quote for the day:  “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.”  -Martin Luther Louisiana Life magazine recently featured my beloved uncle Bill Iles and his art.  You can read it by clicking here. I’m reviewing my journals from 2010 as I ...

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Mon. Dec. 27 "Simplicity"

“Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.” -Sir Joshua Reynolds Proverbs 30:7-9 (New International Version, ©2010) 7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither ...

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Christmas Eve 2010

Dec. 24 Dry Creek, La I have a heart-warming article, “Stolen Christmas Trees” on today’s Baptist Press. Read it at http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=34320

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Thur. Dec. 23: Christmas Eve-Eve

Proverb for the day:  Buy truth, and do not sell it, get wisdom and instruction and understanding. Proverbs 23:23  There’s always a bull market on buying truth and wisdom. It’s a good investment. SIMPLICITY  My word for beginning 2011 is simplicity.  I want to learn ...

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Wed. Dec. 22 Christmas eve-eve-eve

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and readers.  We wish the very best to all of you and your families. ************************** Proverbs for the day: “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9 Each day ...

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Tues. Dec. 21

Proverbs for the Day: “He who guards his mouth and tongue, guards his soul from trouble.” Proverbs 21:23 “Christmas Jelly”   from Deep Roots copyright 2010 Creekbank Stories Of all my holiday gifts, Christmas jelly is always my favorite. Each year I receive this special ...

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Mon. Dec. 20 Medic! A Christmas Story

It’s Christmas and we’ll be blogging Christmas stories this week. Here is one of my favorites. It is a fictional story about Christmas 1944 in Belgium.  It was featured in the short story collection entitled The Write Before Christmas. “The Medic’s Long Walk” “Medic. Help.” ...

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Fri. Dec. 17

Oswald Chambers: “God’s grace produces men and women with a strong family likeness to Jesus Christ, not pampered, spoiled weaklings.” Jesus is not interested in wimpy followers. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much great hunger, a much ...

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Thur. 12/16/10

Proverb for your Day:  “A just balance and scales belong to the Lord…” Proverbs 16:11  A reminder on integrity in our business. How to get in the Christmas mood: take a group of precious Dry Creek girls caroling.  We went last night to three homes.  ...

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