Mon. Nov. 29 "Homeless"

Friends: I wish for each of you a great day.  Read below for the story “Homeless in Dry Creek.” Quote for your day: Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.  -Jim Rohn Proverb for Nov. ...

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The Gratitude-Filled Heart

Giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20.  -Unknown “Let us remember that as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from ...

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Being Thankful… Wherever 11/23/10

A Prayer for Thanksgiving I thank Thee, Lord, for blessings, big and small; For spring’s warm glow and songbird’s welcome call. For autumns’ hue and winter’s white snow shawl. I thank thee for harvest rich with grain For tall trees and quiet shadowed lane; My ...

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Mon. Nov. 22: The Gratitude-Filled Life

Our theme for the week at the Creekbank is living with thankfulness. I like to call it “The Gratitude-Filled Life.”  It’s the state of being thankful to God for each and every blessing in our lives. I caught the gratitude-bug when I saw this sign ...

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Fri. Nov. 19: Faith, Speech, and more

On Prayer: The first purpose of prayer is to know God.   -Charles L. Allen “Life without faith in something is too narrow a space in which to live.” – George Lancaster Spalding In Whom is your faith? Today’s Proverb: “A fool’s mouth is his ruin, ...

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Thoughts on Life Mon. Nov. 15

“Faith enables persons to be persons because it lets God be God.”   -Carter Lindberg “In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.”  -David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a ...

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Sat. Nov. 13: A Day of Learning

I’ll be blogging today from the Bayou Writers Guild Conference in Lake Charles. Our SW La. writing group is sponsoring a one-day clinic and I’m excited about learning more about the craft of writing and expression. Today’s quote comes from Hudson Taylor, famed English missionary ...

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Thur. Nov. 11: Are you from Brooklyn?

I walk into the Lake Charles Books a Million and speak to a young man leaving the store. He stops me. “Sir, are you from Brooklyn?” I nearly laugh. My accent clearly tells you I’m not from Brooklyn. “No, I’m at home right here.” “I’m ...

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Thur. Nov. 11

Click on cover image to see a larger view. Does anyone recognize this tree and its location? Hint: It’s near Dry Creek but not in Dry Creek.

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Wed. Nov. 10

“Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.”  -Dr. Samuel Johnson I love this quote. It reminds me that there are always folks who’ll find a 1000 reasons try to try something. If we wait for them to all get ...

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Tues. 11-9-10: Thoughts on Learning

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” -Beverly Sills Famed New York Met Opera star The older I become and the more I learn, the more convinced I am that perseverance is one of the essential qualities of a happy and productive life. ...

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Fri. Nov. 5

Listen to the Introduction Chapter of Deep Roots Quote of the day: “It don’t cost a nickel to be nice to people.”  -George “Sparky” Anderson, Hall of Fame Baseball Manager.  He died yesterday at 76.  He managed two of the greatest teams of the 20th ...

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Fri. Nov. 5

Need a reason to smile?  See Pastor Innocent’s Wonderful Victory Dance on receiving two soccer balls. Filmed in Goma, Congo   May 2010

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Thur. Nov. 4: Good Advice on Finishing Well

As a former basketball coach and father, I told my players and sons,  “Never leave the practice court unless you’ve made your last shot.” That may sound a little trite, but it’s all about the philosophy of finishing well. Always leave things better than you ...

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