Tues. May 4

Making New Friends This Saturday I’ll be in Dallas visiting with the Dallas/Ft.Worth Ready Writers Group. It’ll be an opportunity to make new friends and learn with other writers. To read about my visit and learn more about their group, visit   http://dfwreadywriters.blogspot.com One of the ...

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Whippoorwill Day: From The Wayfaring Stranger

Below is Chapter 2 from The Wayfaring Stranger.  It introduces heroine Eliza Clark and shares about her love affair with whip poor wills. The oldtimers of Louisiana’s No Man’s Land had many superstitions and sayings about birds:  whippoorwills, owls, cardinals, wood ducks, and crows.   If ...

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Sat. May 1

I value all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity.    – John Wesley “Remember you to always keep your good name. It’s the most valuable thing you have. If you lose your good name, it can hurt you for years. If you ...

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Fri. April 30

Last Day of April:  I finally heard a whip-poor-will. Tonight at dark, I heard the long-awaited call of a whip-poor-will SE of our house.  I’d resigned myself to not hearing one in 2010. To hear the eerie lonesome call of a whip poor, click here. ...

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Tues. April 27

A Proverb for April 27: Proverbs 27:2 “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;” I’m not an artist; I’m a PawPaw Sketcher.  I draw for my grandchildren.  It’s what my dad and grandpa did and so I’m just carrying it on. This sketch ...

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Sat. April 24

Saturday’s Blog Scroll down to read:   1. Rainy Day in La.     2.  Sowing It’s a rainy day in Louisiana. But that’s not a bad thing. All of the local gardens and fields need rain. It’s been dry in Dry Creek (the world’s most overworked pun ...

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Fri. April 23

April 22, 2010 Scroll down to read: 1. My Uncle Bill 2.Training Vines 3. Making New Friends My Uncle Bill. I’ve always been proud of my uncle,  Bill Iles.  He is one of my heroes and has always been a wonderful encourager in my life ...

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Wed. April 21

  April 21, 2010 Pearline Reed’s wise words to her daughter Elizabeth in A Spent Bullet:  “Here’s the thing about forgiveness.  It’s a gift you give yourself.  When you forgive someone who’s wronged you, you’re giving a double  gift.  One to them, but the best ...

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Tues. April 20

  Proverbs 20:12 “Ears that hear and eyes that see—the Lord has made them both.” Having gratitude is such an important thing. Gratitude is simply being thankful for all of the blessings of our lives, and that gratitude is directed at their source: God. God ...

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Mon. April 19

A good thought for a new day and week: A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.” -Albert Einstein

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Fri. April 16

Proverbs 16:25    “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” This is a sobering but timely proverb.  It’s a reminder that we can justify anything we do but that doesn’t make it right. And that ...

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Wed. Sept. 14 Proverbs 14

April 14, 2010  Today’s 14/14 Proverb Each heart knows its own bitterness and no one else can share its joy. Proverbs 14:10 If we only knew the burdens others are carrying, we’d find it hard to hate even our worst enemies. If there’s anything I’ve ...

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Tues. April 13:Proverbs 13

April 13, 2010 I’m back from Honduras.  I had a wonderful time with my many friends there.  However, I’m happy to be back in the Piney Woods.     Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers ...

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Sat. April 3: On Doing Good

Proverbs by the Day April 3/Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. We often think of sin as doing something.  Theologians refer to this as “acts of commission.”    We commit an act: hurting ...

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