Scroll down for photos and notes from a week to remember.
Holding the Rope:
We depend on our friends to pray for us. We call it holding the rope. Here are the priorities for the coming week:
- We’re teaching a Bible study to college students at our church, The Gathering Place Wardville. Pray for Jesus to be the true teacher and me to be a student.
2. Pray for DeDe and her new teaching job. She is teaching her specialty (4th-grade language arts) at a new school (Our Lady Alexandria). Pray for this new ministry in her life.
3. Our new book, Trampled Grass, has been written as a promise to not forget our refugee and national friends in Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya. Pray that these stories will penetrate hearts and touch lives far (influence) and deeply (impact). Influence and impact are the reasons I write and share.
4. I’ll be part of a national fiction writing conference this week. Pray that I’ll be a lifelong learner and gain insight into how to make our work in progress, As the Crow Flies, better.
God continues to answer prayer all around us. Read this blog on Monday for “Louisiana Rain”, a new story of answered prayer.
Thanks for holding the rope.
As promised, here are notes and images from the week:
This sign (sketched above as well as original photo below) has been on my mind all week. My chaplain job at two mills involves this simple trait: liking people and being interested in them. It’s the foundation and bridge to building relationships that can make a difference.
Uncle Sam rides again
On Monday, I’ll have an interview with KALB-TV. It is related to my children’s book, Uncle Sam: A Horse’s Tale. This fun book details one of the legends of how the famous Fort Polk wild horse herd came to be.
Once again, the Army is planning to remove the “trespass horses” from their land.
Uncle Sam, as well as its companion novel, A Spent Bullet, has been used in defense of leaving the horses alone.
A Trip to Dry Creek
Most weeks, I make the hour long drive to Dry Creek. It’s a chance to see my precious mom, walk our land, and reconnect with my roots. Here are shots from last week.
Smithart Road near East Beauregard School
Trip to Boston
Here are shots from our recent trip to New England.
I’ve just finished five weeks of summer camps. It was a privilege sharing missions stories. The photo below is my favorite memory of a summer to remember.
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