Cynda called last night and told us that the lights were back on at their house. What a blessing electricity is. We don't think much about all of the blessings that we have until they are taken away from us. 40% of Baton Rouge is still without power, and the estimated date for full restoration of power to all of Baton Rouge is Sept 24. Some outlying areas may take as long a 2 more weeks to restore.
I am making a special effort in my life to look for the blessings. I spend too much time on the negative. While I'm thinking about the negative, the blessings that are everywhere in my life don't seem noticeable.
Let there be light, and let it illuminate all the blessings that God showers me with.
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I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.