WHAT ONE WOMAN WITH PASSION CAN DO

HELPLESS IN ARKANSAS… “They say, ‘if you love somebody, you’ll beg, borrow, or steal for them! Well I did everything but steal,” cries Amber Wheeler. “And I wasn’t above…begging!” She’s a daughter of Lee and Roberta Ostten, who pastor the Lockhart Road Baptist Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana. She may have lived in the next…

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A TRAGIC CHILDHOOD, YES. BUT WAIT…

AFTER 45 YEARS… We have not seen Roberta for about 45 years. Then, by miracle of Facebook, her sister, Robin, finds Larry, then me, and soon Roberta contacts me, too. And all the memories rush back. From her profile picture, I know I’d have recognized her anywhere. She’s still the pretty, dark-haired girl with big,…

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AN ISLAND OF HOPE IN THE STORM

 “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love, one to another.”  John 13:35 We’ve talked a lot about all the personal devastation from the flood, but the Lockhart Road Baptist Church provided a literal island, a safe harbor in the midst of the flood where people from the…

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THE GREAT DENHAM FLOOD OF 2016

RAIN…RAIN… AND MORE RAIN! There are rain storms, and then there are Louisiana rain storms. Friday and Saturday’s deluge still makes everybody nervous, even five months after the “Great Denham Flood” of ’16. It’s been raining, off and on, since last Monday. Last Wednesday night, the showers begin in earnest. Both our phones beep with Emergency…

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