Category Archives: Scenic Turnouts

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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Helping Muffins Speak.

Can something as small and seemingly insignificant as a muffin really have a significant impact on a person’s life? For the last several months I have immersed myself in an idea called “The Mission Muffin Co.” with exactly that premise in mind. … Continue reading

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“The Voices We Hear”

“Did any people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live?”  Deuteronomy 4:33 ESV When I talk to my sister on the telephone, I hear her … Continue reading

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Grow Up

Originally posted on The Journey Through The Wall:
“When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” 1Corinthians13:11 A little over a week ago I…

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“Today Is….A Great Day For Dinner And A Movie”

Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no dinner, and there is no movie. But there is a brief visit to another ‘Scenic Turnout” as I work on a new series of articles. The ‘dinner’ is a poem I wrote while in … Continue reading

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