Mon. July 5

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.”  – Ben Franklin

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July 1

That’s one thing I like about these Congolese Christians. They aren’t asking for a handout, but rather a handup. It’s the best way we Americans can support God’s work in Africa.

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Praying to the Lord of the Harvest

Join us in praying for a great bean crop in Sake Village, Democratic Congo Africa. We just wired money to buy bean seeds for the entire village of Sake.  Here is our prayer: ‘Lord, I ask that you’ll bless every bean planted in the soil ...

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Sat. June 26

4 reasons why I love summer country nights: Cricket concerts:  Our home is surrounded by trees, and the crickets love to sing in them nightly. Frog Pond Stereo: We live between two ponds. The frogs set up a chorus on hot summer nights.  Blends well ...

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Wed. June 23

A must-see video Visit YouTube to see a beautiful four minute video of a baptism in Congo’s Lake Kivu. A side note:  The baptism site was next to a fortified UN Peacekeeping Camp.  The entire baptism was watched by a guard with binoculars.  (Most of ...

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A Spent Bullet Chapter 1

Chapter 1A Spent Bullet Wednesday, August 13, 1941                        DeRidder, Louisiana             The shiny bullet bounced on the sidewalk at Elizabeth Reed’s feet. As she bent to examine it, a blond soldier leaned out of the crowded Army truck. “You’re beautiful. Write me.” Pointing at her ...

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Tues. June 22 Thoughts on Generosity

Proverbs for the day: “A generous person will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.” Proverbs 22:9 On Girls and Giving I’ve never seen a more devastated village than Saki, Democratic Congo. Situated in the middle of a civil war ...

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Mon. June 21

A Proverb for your day. Proverbs 21:31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord. It’s really simple. God is in control. In the end, it’s going to be the way He wants it. John Chancellor, longtime ...

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Tues. June 15

New video on Sake Village, Congo at the Creekbank You Tube page. This remote Congolese village is rebuilding after suffering damage during rebel/government fighting. Our group has committed to paying for the bean crop to be put in for the entire resident population.  Because it ...

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Sun. June 13

    Back from Africa with an empty suitcase and full heart. There is no way photos, stories, or even video can sufficiently share about Africa.  However, in the coming week, I’ll be using each of these media to try to convey what we experienced ...

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Tues. May 25

Why traveling internationally helps me as a writer.   View/hear a YouTube of the Lake Kivu singing fishermen.   I’m very thankful to have the privilege of traveling out of the United States.  I’ve come to realize there are various benefits as a writer in ...

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Tues. May 25 A Place Called Congo

Last night I mailed off my current manuscript of A Spent Bullet. I want to thank “my editor cousins”  Joy Reeves Pitre, Julie Holland Johnson, and Coleen Roberts Ritter.  Thanks Ladies! Today I shift into total African mode.  I’ll be sharing openly as we plan, ...

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I recently posted a blog about telephone “party lines.”  These multiple lines, where several homes heard every ring, were the source of great stories (as well as great tension among neighbors.) Read and enjoy! Party Line comments The Dry Creek party line had 16 phones ...

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Mon. May 17 The Graduation Story

“A Father’s Love” It’s graduation day at East Beauregard High. My beautiful niece Kendal Campbell graduates tonight.   One of our reader’s favorite stories is “A Father’s Love” from Wind in the Pines (2004).  It details a memorable graduation in 2004.  It’s my most popular ...

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