Mon.Jan.31: Thoughts on True Grit

Grit… What is it? Today’s quote:  “I am not the most successful or most talented person in the world, but I succeeded because I keep going, and going, and going.”  -Sylvester Stallone I heard a speaker recently refer to it as “DQ.”  Don’t quit. Grit ...

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Thur. Jan. 27

This is the day the Lord has made… At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past. -Maurice Maeterlink     This quote comes from the Twitter post of Peter Radu.

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Wed. Jan.26

DETERMINATION: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” -Abraham Lincoln Today’s Proverb: The one who digs a pit will fall into it, and whoever rolls a stone– it will come back on him.  -Proverbs 26:27 Dry ...

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Monday, Jan. 24

Notes from the Creek “I don’t know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. It’ll not always get you to the top,but will get you pretty near.” -Margaret Thatcher Today’s Proverb: “He who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the ...

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Sat. Jan. 22

A Spent Bullet By Curt Iles ©2011 Creekbank Stories “How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.” –Publilus Syrus “I want the mistakes made down in Louisiana, not over in Europe. If it doesn’t work, find out what we need to make it work.” -General ...

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Fri. Jan. 21

Quote for the day: “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” -Ayn Rand Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic. -Jean ...

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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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