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THE CHRISTMAS OF SPRING

THE CHRISTMAS OF SPRING

Pierre Fontenot April 2, 2015 0

I’ve never understood why Jesus came before mankind had figured out morning coffee and comfortable footwear but having Easter in spring makes perfect sense. _____    _____    _____    _____    _____ Spring

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NOT PUNCHING THE GAS THROUGH THE YELLOW LIGHT

NOT PUNCHING THE GAS THROUGH THE YELLOW LIGHT

Pierre Fontenot March 25, 2015 0

I feel eyes upon me. Some percent of you have been following these stories from way back, and others joined recently, and almost all of you who will read this story have followed the

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GOING THROUGH THE STUFF

GOING THROUGH THE STUFF

Pierre Fontenot March 5, 2015 0

My father’s grandfather, J.P., did well for himself, by rural 1930’s standards. Starting with nothing he became a landowner, was the first in the community to own a vehicle, to have a phone, to

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I GUESS THIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL

I GUESS THIS MAKES IT OFFICIAL

Pierre Fontenot February 19, 2015 0

A beautiful Sunday in January, I had no plan, but knew it was not a day to waste inside. I began driving, and there was only one direction. _____    _____    _____   

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A MATTERING LIFE

A MATTERING LIFE

Pierre Fontenot January 22, 2015 0

Early on I wanted to matter.   As a kid I saw adults living dud lives and swore Not Me.   And then…look how I’ve lived so much of it…   I gave such

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AMENDMENTS TO THE BEATITUDES

AMENDMENTS TO THE BEATITUDES

Pierre Fontenot January 8, 2015 0

Blessed are the optimistic; there are too many glasses in life to see them all half empty.   Blessed is the appreciative heart, for it is the square one of right thinking.   Blessed

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Sometimes The Present, Sometimes The Wrapping

Sometimes The Present, Sometimes The Wrapping

Pierre Fontenot December 18, 2014 0

…and now we reach December… After my grandfather died my little gray-haired grandmother started simplifying Christmas, just started giving money to each of the grandkids. It made sense. What you say today applied back

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A Life Of Giving

A Life Of Giving

Pierre Fontenot December 5, 2014 0

My father’s hospice nurse arrived. She has “her chair” right next to Dad’s. She asks questions, to gauge things, how did he sleep, how often did he awake, did he wake because of pain…

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The Honor Of The Old Dance

The Honor Of The Old Dance

Pierre Fontenot November 21, 2014 0

An old man walked into the store. He’s from the same generational crop as my father. Midwestern boy, hard start to life, milking cows before school, got passed around between several farm families, each

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Something Old Testament About The Moment

Something Old Testament About The Moment

Pierre Fontenot November 10, 2014 0

Something is not right with my father. Tests have happened, pictures have been taken, doctors have whispered. My sister’s children approached her. “We’d like to have Poppy baptize us.” Unspoken in this: 1) they

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