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‘Lost In Translation’ from Trampled Grass Ch. 13

We are excited about our new ebook, Trampled Grass.  Scroll down to learn how you can have a copy. A word from Curt Translation. Of all my African regrets, not becoming fluent in any language has been the largest. It has humbled me like nothing ...

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Heartbroken but still in Love: South Sudan

Heartbroken    This week we our blogging will consist of putting faces on the chaos going on in South Sudan. You’ve heard the stats: at least 1000 dead . . . 150,000 displaced.  Numbers don’t move us like faces and stories. This week you’ll be ...

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Throwing your hat over the wall. . .going in circles.

Ramblings and Musings from Uganda   Going in circles . . .   There are lots of challenges to driving in Uganda.  Driving on the left side of the road.  Steering wheel on left side of car.  Weaving in and out of thousands of motorcycles. ...

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Jenga: Building Together

Jenga.  It’s one of my favorite games.  It involves removing wooden individual blocks without crashing the stacked blocks. My grandsons love to play it. Jenga comes from Swahili and means  “building together.”                                                                                                             ...

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Bribed, Floored, and More

On TheJourney . . . walking the red dirt roads of East Africa updated on Sunday, 17 Feb2013 February 2013 Have you read our latest newsletter? You can also subscribe to the newsletter. As always, we love to hear from you.  Email us at creekbank.stories@gmail.com ...

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A Thought for your Day

One Life By Frank J. Nihart Anyone over the age of 40 knows that the older you are the faster time seems to go by.  I know of a gifted athlete who played football for Tulane University.  He was a starting halfback the two years ...

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Help me choose

Below are two devotions.  I plan to enter one of them in an upcoming writing contest.  I like them both.  I’d like the input of readers like you.  Honestly, let me know which one tugs at your heart most. As always, I’m open to any ...

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8/18/11 Lessons from a Gravedigger

Lessons from a Gravedigger Today’s Proverb:  Proverbs 18:9  “The one who is truly lazy in his work is brother to a vandal.” It was the first trip to the cemetery for my two grandsons, Noah and Jude. As we got out of my truck, I ...

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From a bitter young man to a world leader

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Sharp Hooks . . . and Tough-Mouthed Catfish

I’m just returning from a speaking engagement in southern Arizona.  It was simply great being with pastors and wives of Catalina Baptist Association. Today’s quote:  “The shortest distance between truth and a human heart is a story.”   -Anthony deMello Sharp hooks and tough-mouthed catfish… I ...

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"Good eats…next house." April 19

Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, He will give a reward to the lender.  Proverbs 19:17 A friend from the Longville area told me this story:  Her father was walking the railroad track to their house during the Great Depression.  Approaching ...

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"Being an easy mark" What does that mean?

A Hobo’s ‘Easy Mark’ Proverbs 21:13  The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will himself also call out and not be answered. “I’m a thousand miles from anywhere, waiting for a train.” -“Waiting for a Train” by Jimmy Rodgers To ...

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Wed. Feb. 8 Melons, Bears, Lions, and Giants

Quote for the day: “To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.”  -Sallust Today’s Proverb (Wisdom says…)  I love those who love me, and those who search for me find me. Proverbs 8:17 Melons, Lions, Bears, and Giants “God ...

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Mon. Dec. 27 "Simplicity"

“Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.” -Sir Joshua Reynolds Proverbs 30:7-9 (New International Version, ©2010) 7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither ...

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