A Tale of Two Cities: Beginning and End

Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities will always be one of my favorite novels.  It’s a historical masterpiece exploring two cultures and the destruction during the French Revolution. My favorite character is the unlikable Sydney Carton, who ends the book as the true hero ...

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Fri. Oct. 15 Four points in Five minutes

I had one of the signal honors of my life yesterday. My Alma Mater, Louisiana College in Pineville, La, recognized me as a distinguished alumnus. I was able to share with the chapel audience for five minutes. I kiddingly said I had four points in ...

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Wed. Oct. 13 A New Word: Plethora

Plethora |ˈpleθərə| noun ( a plethora of) an excess of (something) : a plethora of committees and subcommittees. • Medicine an excess of a bodily fluid, particularly blood. Being a writer, I naturally love words.  I learned a new word this weekend from the best ...

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Tues. Oct. 12 Stewardship

Stewardship: “The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.” Proverbs 12:27 NIV Stewardship is about the wise use of the resources God has placed in our hands and heart.  Stewardship is the result of humility and gratitude. Traveling ...

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Mon. Oct. 11 Keep your Dream

“Don’t give up on anything that you cannot go a day without thinking about.” Keep your Dream “I put it on you because you can take it; somebody else might not could have.” -Barbara Bowles on God’s comfort on her “Cancer Journey”

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10-10-10 It's not fertilizer. It's a date.

I’ve been waiting for this date: October 10, 2010.  10-10-10. In the present century, there’s only two left of its ilk:  11-11-11 and 12-12-12. Here’s a good quote for today: “You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” -John ...

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Wed. Oct. 6

Click on Oct. 5 or Spent Bullet (right side of page) to view or listen to Chapter 19 of A Spent Bullet. Enjoy! Curt A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. -Dwight ...

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A Spent Bullet

Hey ladies, I need your help on this romantic (kind of) chapter in the middle of A Spent Bullet. Here’s the elevator speech on the plot: Elizabeth Reed is a young Louisiana schoolteacher who dislikes soldiers. Harry Miller is a Wisconsin soldier who hates Louisiana. ...

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Mon. Oct. 3 Cool and Dry in Dry Creek

Thoughts on Priorities My current word to live by is actually two words:  the I-words:   Influence and Impact.   I want my life to influence the world in a wide ripple effect of God’s grace.  I want the impact of what I do and who I ...

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Fri. Oct. 1 "October is a month to spend Outside."

Proverbs for the day:  Listen my son to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8   Good advice for any age. A white flash streaks across the northern horizon. A falling star to start the day. Lord, thank you for this ...

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Thur. Sept. 30

Today’s Quote: “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.”   Doris Lessing Proverbs 30:7-9  Two Things “Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: 8 Keep falsehood ...

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Wed. Sept. 29

MP3 ASb Chapter 1 with MacLeod’s Farewll 9 29 10 Today’s Alexandria Town Talk has a nice article about yesterday’s visit to LeCompte: http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20100929/NEWS01/9290339/1002/Dry-Creek-author-inspires-children-to-writ The following story is from my fourth book, Hearts across the Water. The Miller Oak The best time to plant a ...

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Tues. Sept. 28

Quote for your day: “Lord, grant me the courage not to give up, even though I think it is hopeless.” -Admiral Chester W. Nimitz This is a Hurricane Rita story from Hearts across the Water: Whistling Past the Graveyard After Katrina shelters filled up all ...

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Tues. Sept. 28

Quote for your day: “Lord, grant me the courage not to give up, even though I think it is hopeless.” -Admiral Chester W. Nimitz This is a Hurricane Rita story from Hearts across the Water: Whistling Past the Graveyard After Katrina shelters filled up all ...

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