Thur. 9/9/2010

“Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still.”   Proverbs 9:9 One of my college professors said,  “Most of you will never read a book to learn once you leave college.” I’ve been trying to prove him wrong over the years.  Hopefully, my education ...

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A Wonderful World Sept. 8

We truly live in a wonderful world.  That’s the reason I always carry my camera/iphone.

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Sept. 8 "Stuck on Devil’s Tower"

Stuck on Devil’s Tower   . . . I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time. On October 1, 1941 parachutist George Hopkins did something incredibly stupid.  He parachuted onto the top of Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower. Recently while visiting this impressive national ...

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Sept. 7 Snakes Alive

In my former life (as a biology teacher) I became known as the snake man.  I’ve always been fascinated with snakes.  (One evangelist at the camp once said,  “I think a lot of you, but you and those snakes worry me.”) Late August and September ...

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Podcast: Sept. 6

Podcast This is our reader’s all time favorite story, “Dead End Road.”  Enjoy! 04 Dead End Road 2 It’s from my second book, The Old House. http://www.creekbank.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/04-Dead-End-Road-21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS

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Sept. 6 In Celebration of Southern Women

“A Southern Woman can do anything.” -Iris My friend Iris gave me this reply to a question I asked. It sums up why I’ve always loved Southern women. I’m thankful for the Southern women in my life. I married one. She can’t be beat. I ...

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Podcast: Sept 5

01 Leaning trees 1 “Leaning Trees” is a reader favorite from Hearts across the Water. It’s more than a story about pines trees after a hurricane, it’s about not giving up on people, especially young people.

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Fri. Sept. 3

‘The Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”  Proverbs 3:12 It goes against our nature to be thankful for discipline. No one wants it, but everyone needs it. I’m thankful for God’s guiding hand in my life, even when ...

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Wed. Sept. 1 Bent Trees are still Strong

This is a poem by my dear cousin, Mary V. Iles Hudson.  She lives in Lake Charles and is full of live at 90+. She is one of the last remaining great-grandchildren of my heroes in The Wayfaring Stranger/A Good Place,  Joe and Eliza Moore. ...

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Mon. Aug. 30 Contented Living

The discontented man finds no easy chair.   –Ben Franklin Lord, teach me to live contentedly. Amen. “Don’t they know that it’s so hard to find, one rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.”  -Folk Song “Satisfied Man.” A Satisfied Mind

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Fri. Aug. 27: Gen. Patton in SW La.

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”   –George Patton George Patton was an integral part of the 1941 La. Army Maneuvers.  In the movie, “Patton”, he refers to Louisiana and the maneuvers in his famous “American Flag” opening speech. The following scene ...

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Thur. Aug. 26

I hope you enjoy this podcast from our audiobook, Hearts across the Water. 09 Our Weatherman This is the text from the book, Hearts across the Water Our Weatherman:   Lyle Whitlake   AKA ______________ It’s 2:30 am and I’m driving from the Houston airport east toward ...

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Wed. Aug. 25 Podcast:

09 Our Weatherman

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Weeds and Seeds Tues. Aug. 24

Full Moon Living with a sense of wonder:  Full moon rises tonight@ 7:36 PM CDT/ Lake Charles. If the moon only rose yearly, or even monthly, or periodically like an eclipse, we’d turn out school to watch it.  The sight of this huge satellite rising ...

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