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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Wed. Nov. 3

One of my life verses:* Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.    Proverbs: 5-6 * A life verse is a Biblical verse you preciously ...

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Tues. Nov. 2: Wisdom

What is wisdom? It’s the insight and intelligence to make good decisions. The Bible talks a great deal about wisdom. Here are two bookend verses– one from the Old and the other from the New Testament. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth ...

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Mon. Nov. 1: Bill Iles Art Show in New Orleans

Quote for your day:  Either you run the day or the day runs you. -Jim Rohn I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone. -Bill Cosby It’s a wonderful truth I’ve discovered: in my writing, ...

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Wed. Oct. 27 Postscript on Deep Roots

It’s difficult to finish a book.  Here, hot off the press, is the postscript for my short story collection, Deep Roots. Since it’s fresh, I’d appreciate your editorial input on grammar, clarity, etc. (i.e. “everything can be improved.”) Book Title:  Deep Roots:  Stories that Matter ...

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The Skeleton of a Story: Deep Roots

The Landmark Pine[CI1]   It’s the lone pine tree on the front/back cover of this book. It’s a landmark tree. Deep roots Rita The Louisiana Landmark Tree The Louisiana Landmark Tree was given to these 28 Live Oaks, forming the entrance way to Oak Alley ...

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Fri. Oct. 22

Quote for your day: You will treat people and relationships differently when you know you are going to reap the harvest in a later season.  -Priscilla Shirer I’m reminded of the words of “Sparky” Anderson, longtime manager of the Cincinnati Reds during the “Big Red ...

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Help us: Auditioning stories for a book.

“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”   -Mother Teresa I’m completing a short story collection for release.  I have room for five (5) more stories.  I’m asking readers and friends to help me ...

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"Be Slow to Blog" Wisdom from my friend, David Hankins.

Read more at www.davidhankins.net Be Slow to Blog  by Dr. David Hankins   Exec. Director La. Baptist Convention. I have a blog. It seems like only recently that I got my first e-mail account but it was 14 years ago! The address was a random series ...

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Tues. Oct. 19

Today’s Proverb:  Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses the way.  Proverbs 19:2 ESV A Prayer for the day:  Lord, keep me from two places:  Lagging behind your will for my life and being ahead of your will.  ...

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Jared Cooley CD release party

Jared Cooley is an East Beauregard High student who has just finished his first CD.  It is extremely well done and professionally produced.  You will be impressed. Click the link below to learn more about the CD, his release party, and Jared Cooley. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1580323110#!/event.php?eid=121805981209874

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Rice University's Connection to Beauregard Parish, La.

NEWS from Rice University.  Used by permission. 12/4/1997 12:06:00 AM A Growing Tradition The Rice Land Lumber Co. is more than a tree farm: its crop rotation provides a renewable resource and sustained income for the university. By Christopher Dow Special to Rice News December ...

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Mon. Oct. 18 Proverbs 18:9

On the Road Why I write:  I pass a soldier in the DFW Airport. His nametag reads Cross and his patch shows a cross. He’s a Christian Chaplain named Cross. I hand him a copy of “Wayfaring.” He’s on his way back to Afghanistan and ...

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