Les Amies Louisianaises

29 09 2009

Grace. Unto Him all things are given, and from Him Grace received.



You gotta believe.

28 09 2009


Water. What a precious gift it is.

23 09 2009

“For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name… I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” Mark 9:41


Water from the Porch

Dear porchers,

I’d like to share a dream with y’all. If you’ve been with me any length of time you know that several years ago I decided to ask for a yearly donation to help defray expenses here at All Things Southern. You may also know that I quickly decided this once-a-year drive should instead benefit others knowing that, in turn, the Lord would sustain our cyber community.

This year, in lieu of a donation to All Things Southern, I’d like to ask y’all to join forces with me to drill a well of life-giving water in cooperation with Life Today’s Water for Life outreach program.

Our goal will be to raise $4800 in September ’09 to give clean water to a community where children just like yours, grandchildren just like ours, drink contaminated water because it is all they have.

Please know this isn’t a whim. It’s a deep desire coming out of the latest bible study I’m writing on stewardship. I’m asking y’all, the ATS community, the folks who have become so dear to me, to share with me in the joy of supplying clean drinking water, and in doing so, to give life because it is in the power of our hands to do so. Ten dollars from two hundred and forty people. Can we do it? Why, not?

If you are enjoying the humor and inspiration of All Things Southern, please consider making your yearly donation for this good cause. You can use the paypal button at my website to donate, or you may send your donation to:

All Things Southern
Water from the Porch
610 Schneider Lane
Lake Providence, LA 71254

Please join me to share a drink of water in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


A day of remembrance…

11 09 2009

I was walking through the office where I work and the TV was playing (sound off and unnoticed by everyone else) in the corner. Out of the corner of my eye I saw the pictures of the burning building – the first tower hit. I brought everyone’s attention to what was going on… and we all watched in horror as the second plane struck. The rest of that day was spent in front of the television set, or on the phone with family and friends.

Today is 9-11. It’s a day we all should observe as a day of remembrance for those that died so tragically in those horrible acts of terror just a few years ago. Many seem to have forgotten, which is sad. We all joined together back then. We grew renewed pride in America. Patriotism soared. We remembered who we were, and why we were, and what it was that made us a great nation. Now, just a few years later…

Prophecy, or plain common sense…

6 09 2009

In politics words often sound like just so much rhetoric when first spoken, just so much talk, and often we take them with a grain of salt. But hindsight, they say, is 20/20. Some people are criticized for they opinions when they speak, but we should be careful when we do so, for the room we leave at the end of the story for a “I told you so!” is more than plenty.

Her words were often laughed at as the words of a naive outsider, but as many tried to point out, sometimes you see better looking at things from a perspective removed from the status quo. Many back then scoffed at her, but now we know, as is said,  the rest of the story…

“But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed … when the roar of the crowd fades away … when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot – what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet?

The answer is to make government bigger … take more of your money … give you more orders from Washington … and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy … our opponent is against producing it. Victory in Iraq is finally in sight … he wants to forfeit. Terrorist states are seeking nuclear weapons without delay … he wants to meet them without preconditions. Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America … he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights? Government is too big … he wants to grow it. Congress spends too much … he promises more. Taxes are too high … he wants to raise them.” — Sarah Palin


(my thanks to RightWingNews)