The Friendship Lane: Thoughts on Getting Along

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    Yesterday’s post concerned the issue of land ownership in Uganda.  If you missed it,  you can read,  “This Land Ain’t for Sale” here.     The story featured in both the podcast (audio) and post (below) is called “The Friendship Lane.”  It’s one ...

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He was a man and faith and everyone’s favorite.

He was a man and faith and everyone’s favorite.   These are remarks from the funeral of my hero, Jimmy Barrett. The purpose of a memorial service is three-fold: We celebrate a life well-lived. If anyone ever accomplished this, Jimmy Barrett did. Secondly, we gather ...

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Holding the Rope

A quick note: I depend on friends and readers for prayer support. I need it and don’t take it for granted. Here are three needs for the week:   I am taking part in today’s funeral service for my lifetime friend and mentor, Jimmy Barrett. ...

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The Week that Was

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  Friends gave me a copy of Bethel Baptist Church minutes from 1900. This resolution touched me.  It’s a reminder that all of us should take time for self-examination, repentance, and renewal.     DeDe celebrated her birthday this week.  This is our Life Group who ...

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An Obscure, but Touching, Creekbank Story

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This story is from my first short story collection,  Stories from the Creekbank. I hadn’t thought about this story in years. It still touches me as I re-read it after all of these years. Enjoy.   Love is still love… in any language                     Now ...

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A Reader Favorite: Bro. Hodges’ Best Sermon

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Bro. Hodges’ Best Sermon You’ll enjoy the Audio Podcast of this story.   The preacher stood in the middle of the muddy red clay road staring at the problem straight ahead.   It was a long way from his pulpit, and so he had no idea he was ...

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You’re Invited to Westport on Tuesday

Westport Fight sign.  Corner of La 113 and 462.  I'm meeting folks there on Tuesday (7/12) at 4 pm.

The Westport Fight is an overlooked event that shaped western Louisiana. There is very little written information about this episode.  Read more here.    Our upcoming novel, As the Crow Flies, is set in 1881’s Louisiana’s No Man’s Land.  Crow is narrated by Missouri Cotten, ...

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Dead Tree . . . Deep Roots

My parents married in 1953, so CI+ MP was carved at least over 60 years ago.

A Dead Tree with Deep Roots This morning I went by to check on one of my favorite trees in the whole world. As my youngest son Terry and I left our deer stand deep in Crooked Bayou Swamp, we made a detour through the ...

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Holding the Rope

JD Hull helping push the taxi boat at Banda Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda.

    Each Sunday we share prayer needs. Here are three priorities for this week: Today (July 10) I am sharing about missions at Cold Springs Baptist Church. I’ll be with our lifetime friend, Wade Carroll.  Pray for clarity and passion as I share. I’m ...

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The Week that Was

Westport Fight sign.  Corner of La 113 and 462.  I'm meeting folks there on Tuesday (7/12) at 4 pm.

A word from Curt Review It’s a good word. It’s means looking back with a purpose. Not living in the past but learning from it. Friday and Saturday are the days I look back over the past week and plan for the coming week. Here ...

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A Tale of Two Brothers

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  A word from Curt Today’s word is brothers. We continue our journey through summer camp. I haven’t thought about Luke Haynie in a long time.  This story takes me back to Luke and the Summer of 1999. Trampled Grass is coming your way.  You can pre-order ...

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A Life Lesson: One Step at a Time

Much of my Life Long Learner Journey has taken place on Clayton Iles Road.

A word from Curt The word is faith. It’s a hopeful word. It has to do with things we cannot see. Yet. Today’s blog means so much to me.  It was a life lesson principle that still guides my life. I shared “One Step” last ...

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