Podcast: Episode 04 “My Mother’s name is Mary”

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A word from Curt Enjoy! Be Grateful! LISTEN TO Audio Podcast of this story My Mother is Named Mary   Jesus and His Mother Mary: It’s a reminder that even when your child is perfect(ly obedient) you may not understand him or her.   I’ve ...

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May 10: Brad’s Birthday

Brad's sister, Britney, with her sons Jonah Bradley Glaser and Joel Glaser. Jonah Bradley and Joel are my great nephews.

Today, May 10th, is a special day.  It’s Brad Robinson’s birthday.  Brad would be 34 today if my calculations are correct. It’s shocking to realize that Brad’s been gone longer than he was alive. I think about him often and smile and weep and still ...

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A Walk in the Woods

Sunset on Lake Maumelle, Arkansas.

  Come to the woods for here is rest.  -John Muir   The Trail stretches across Arkansas from near Little Rock westward to Oklahoma.  I walked a section last week. Here are images from my trek.               Two slanted ...

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A Mother’s Love

A word from Curt Respect.  What a fine word. This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  This is my favorite story about a mother’s love. I share it with humility and respect.     A Thirty-Year-Old Picture As the older woman wrote her check, she laid down ...

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Answered Prayer and Gratitude

  A Memorable story from South Sudan: In 2014, attended a UN Church in Juba, South Sudan’s capital. During testimony time, a lady (see photo) held aloft an official paper from the government, written in Arabic. She shared how two weeks ago she’d brought a earlier ...

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The Gratitude-Filled Life

Proverbs for the day: The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.  Proverbs 20:12 Every blessing we have is from God, including our five senses.  Thanking Him for these things are part of living the Gratitude-Filled Life. My vision and ...

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Is Ingratitude a sin?

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Western Louisiana is crisscrossed with beautiful creeks and rivers. This is Cherry Winche Creek that winds through SW Rapides and Allen Parishes. Thoughts on the Gratitude-Filled Life I’ve been convicted that “A poor memory is the root of the sin of ingratitude.” We forget the ...

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The Gratitude-Filled Life

A word to live by: Gratitude. Today, I’m thinking about gratitude. It’s such a powerful word. It’s more than simply being thankful for one event or blessing. It is an attitude that should permeate every second of our lives. It’s an attitude of gratitude. A ...

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Holding the Rope: Gratitude

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              I’m preaching Homecoming at Dry Creek Baptist Church today. Our text will be the wonderful 100th Psalm. Wow. It is rich.   A Psalm for giving thanks. 100 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! 2     Serve the Lord with gladness! ...

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Saturday Shots

Jack Iles gets fitted with his cigar box one string guitar.

    A word from Curt Pictures. A picture is worth . . . a lot. Here are recent images and sketches from the Creek. Enjoy. Pass on. Tell stories.                   You Tube video of Snowdon jamming with ...

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Do you have a Life Plan?

My 10 Pins Life Plan reminds me of what really matters.

One of the things I’m hungry to learn about is having a written plan to guide my life, decisions, and time. It’s called a Life Plan. I call my personal Life Plan “Ten Pins.”                       ...

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My Grandpas’ Boots: Upcoming Children’s Picture Book

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A word from Curt       I’m editing one of our short stories into a Children’s picture book.  I love this story from my heart, My Grandpas’ Boots. I’m hung up on the word count.   The story is currently at about 1200 words. ...

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