Category Archives: Scenic Turnouts

An Opportunity

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post originally appeared in “The Oakdale Chronicles” on January 21, 2013. I was about midway through my incarceration at the Federal Correctional Institution at Oakdale, LA, and had joined a public speaking group many of you may … Continue reading

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I, Sinner

TODAY IS… a great day to remember the price Jesus paid with His birth. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”  1 John 1:9 NIV … Continue reading

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Advent

ad·vent /ˈadˌvent/ noun noun: advent; plural noun: advents the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. While the word ‘Advent’ has a secular meaning, Christians know that Advent marks the time leading up to the celebration of the birth … Continue reading

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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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