Plodding is Underrated

Almost a month ago, my pastor preached a message called “Don’t Waste Your Life.” It wound up being a pivotal message for our church… and for me. Pastor Nathan talked about William Carey, a missionary famous for saying “I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.” Plodding… isn’t […]

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Happy New Year

It’s January 1st, and I could’t let the day pass without posting something. My track record with New Year’s Resolutions is not stellar… and I cringe to review the seemingly reasonable goals that I dutifully set — then unceremoniously failed to achieve — last year at this time. So no resolutions for me this year. […]

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The Night After Runoffs

Twas the night after runoffs And all through the town Not a single campaign ad On TV was found No more calls from pollsters No pleas for my vote No ads on my facebook Or emails they wrote My mailbox now spared From political flyers Sent out by faux “PACs” Created by liars It will […]

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“Jesus Loves Me*”

Chris Tomlin has a new song called “Jesus Loves Me.” It’s not the children’s song- but the message is the same. It’s been on the radio a lot recently, and honestly, it didn’t really stand out to me at first. I thought it was “nice,” but it took a long ride home after a few […]

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Panic

I’ve been fighting what folks around here unaffectionately call “the crud” — a cough / congestion thing that’s making the rounds — for over a week now. Today it didn’t seem quite so bad, so I decided to run to the store to pick up a few things (mistake #1). And instead of going to […]

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Always Under Construction

It’s been a frustrating day… one of those days when everything seems to take 3 or 4 times as long as it should… when I’m not feeling that great to begin with… and I’m just feeling discouraged. But I was reminded that the right way isn’t always the easiest way. There can be  roadblocks and […]

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Getting Back To Grace

The other day I had a chance to share a bit of my “how in the world did you end up in Louisiana” story with someone who didn’t really know much about my history. To be honest, I hadn’t really thought about it much myself in a while, and retelling the story stirred up the […]

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RSVP – Regrets Only

I wanted the event to be a success. I even helped promote it. The event in question was a “Meet and Greet” for friend who is running for local office. It was an opportunity to meet some people, have a wonderful meal, show my support, and maybe do a little networking. It’s the kind of […]

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Residual Guilt

A few weeks ago, my foot was hurting so badly that I was to the point of tears. I was at church with our team setting up for the service. My pastor noticed, and asked if he could pray for me. I was grateful. But at the same time, I felt a twinge of guilt… because I wasn’t […]

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