Category Archives: Scenic Turnouts

Serving through the sweat

“Never let them see you sweat.”  Mary Kennedy, Irish author “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” Romans 12:11 NLT I have absolutely some of the best friends on the planet. Seriously. God led me through … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’ ”  Matthew 19:26 ESV August 18 was a very special day for me and is always cause for celebration. That day marked … Continue reading

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“We Are The Horses”

“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”  Proverbs  21:31  NLT “We Are The Horses” We stand, prepared for battle, in our armor, in a row; Warriors, true, yet planters too, with … Continue reading

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Is it Ever Too Late to Talk About Freedom?

(Author’s note: This post was originally published in The Oakdale Chronicles. I stumbled upon it looking for something else entirely this morning, but thought that it was worth re-posting here. Originally posted to coincide with Independence Day, I feel the … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

Seven years ago today, at 11:55 AM CST, I ground my last Kool filter king (always in the soft pack) under my foot in the parking lot of the Federal Correctional Institution at Oakdale, LA. With understandable trepidation, I walked … Continue reading

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Change

On Sunday, May 22, I was invited to speak to members of Fairfax Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Fairfax, Va. as part of their “Change” weekend. Each year the youth of the church devote a weekend focused on a particular charity … Continue reading

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Build A Boat

Originally posted on THE RIVER WALK:
So Noah did everything as the Lord commanded him. (Genesis 7:5) Read: Genesis 3:1-4:26, Matthew 3:7-4:11, Psalm 3:1-8, Proverbs 1:10-19 Relate: “Build a boat.” “But God, I don’t want to move. My family is pretty settled here and the…

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Move Over! There’s a NEW ‘N’ Word In Town!

Yes, folks,there’s a new ’N’ word in town, and I have to admit I love it. In fact, I love the new ’N’ word even more than I hate the old one. The first word – the one that so … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Red Cups

I am always behind the curve in what is trending, so I am probably becoming aware of the “Starbucks Red Cup Saga” just as others are moving on to something else that is just as meaningless. That said, the tale … Continue reading

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“The 365 Days of Christmas”

“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!”  2 Corinthians 9:15 ESV My dear friend, Cary, wrote a beautiful book called “Burning Down the Fireproof Hotel”. She also periodically posts on her blog, which is also called – yes, more … Continue reading

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