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Where is “Up Country?”

  A word from Curt UpCountry We spend about half of our time Up Country. Our Journey takes us into northern Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya. We are currently on a trip with our home church (Dry Creek Baptist LA) to their people group, the ...

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Homesick Day

    The sun sets on another Saturday Over Lake Victoria and Entebbe. It’s amazing how quickly the equatorial darkness falls. Dusk one moment. Nightfall the next. Smoke from charcoal fires linger in the late rainy season air. Laughing Ugandan children pass by Outside our ...

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A Conspiracy is Born ‘A Spent Bullet’ Chapter Six

Chapter 6 In Cahoots     Ben heard the approaching footsteps and shoved the bullet under his pillow and began innocently singing: “Do your ears hang low, do they flop, do they flop?  Can you tie ‘em in a bow, can you tie ‘em in ...

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Mon.Jan.31: Thoughts on True Grit

Grit… What is it? Today’s quote:  “I am not the most successful or most talented person in the world, but I succeeded because I keep going, and going, and going.”  -Sylvester Stallone I heard a speaker recently refer to it as “DQ.”  Don’t quit. Grit ...

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Burned yet Blessed by the Fire . . . a story that touches hearts

Click here to hear podcast of “Burned Yet Blessed” From Deep Roots, the new short story collection by Curt Iles Burned yet Blessed “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is today.” Nothing breaks my heart like ...

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Mon. July 19

In chapter 11 of my upcoming novel, A Spent Bullet, a Grasshopper scout plane crash lands into the Reed family okra patch.  It’s nose and propeller bury in the ground, and Mr. Reed (Poppa) brings his plow team to pull it loose. This brings on ...

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A Day In The Life Of A Writer

Curt in one of his “offices” Thur. Oct. 22 Lake Charles, LA I am so privileged to write for a living. It is my calling, but I try to never forget what a joy and honor it is to write. You see, I’m “writing for ...

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A Tale Of Two Caps

A Tale of Two Caps… a story on racial understanding. I cringed when the national news last Friday led on a story, “From Louisiana, a justice of the peace has enraged… ” I knew it was going to be something that put my beloved home ...

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