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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FRIENDSHIP

Friendship is one of the most important things this world has to offer us. But, it’s not just of this world. Jesus also offered us friendship. A friend is someone you can count on. Stop and think how amazing it is. Just like your friends ...

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Choose A Door

How may doors do you go through each day? Most of the time we don’t even think about it as we step from one room to another, enter or leave a building, etc. When going to visit someone do you ever think of what you ...

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Following the Pilot Car…

This story, “You’re the Man” is from Deep Roots, my latest book.  The ending of the story relates about “The Pilot Car”… You’re the Man I’d never heard of the Broken Wings Award until recently. I haven’t met helicopter pilot Edwin Steve Coleman, one of ...

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Are you beginning or ending?

Today is Friday. Some perceive this day as the end of the week while others see the beginning of the weekend. Which one are you? A beginning or an ending. Does it really matter? Not really. Check out Revelation 21:6, “He said to me: “It ...

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Draft Synopsis of ‘As The Crow Flies.’

This is an one-page synopsis Draft for my next novel, As The Crow Flies. It’s about 30% too long. What can I cut and not lose the story flow for you? Also, this is an early draft and I’m soliciting all suggested corrections, grammar, etc. ...

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Fri. Feb. 18

The Battle of the Dragon and the Yellow Jacket A note for Sat. Feb. 19 Today is a special day of remembrance. It’s the birthday of my friend, Ricky Gallien. His family and thousands of friends still miss him… and always will. On this day, ...

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“You’re the Man!”

Today’s Quote: “A friend is a present you give to yourself.”  -Robert Louis Stevenson Lord, thank you for the wealth of friends you’ve given. Amen. You’re the Man (From Deep Roots, by Curt Iles) I’d never heard of the Broken Wings Award until recently. I ...

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Thur. Feb. 10

Today’s Proverb: “Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.” -Proverbs 10:4 Today’s Quote:  “Enough is as good as a feast.” -John Heywood Unused Power Manuel “Curt” Green was one of those country men who had never been anywhere, nor desired to, until ...

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