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Thinking about Transparency

Transparency is a Good Thing.

“But he (Jesus) said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  -Paul in I Corinthians 12:9

 

There's just something about a fire in the woods.  Curt on Ouachita Trail Solo Hike circa 1998

There’s just something about a fire in the woods. Curt on Ouachita Trail Solo Hike circa 1998

 

When I chose transparency* as my keyword for 2017, I had no idea how I’d be tested to put my money where my mouth was.

I have chosen to check into the hospital for a series of tests and evaluation concerning the depression I deal with.  The last month has simply been devastating and DeDe, my family, and our caring doctors all agree on this next step.

I entered yesterday (Monday) and should be hospitalized 7-10 days.

I’ve chosen to be completely transparent about this part of my journey.  I am long past feeling stigmatized or embarrassed by my long term fight with depression.


As you can imagine, I’ll be out of touch over these coming days.

I simply ask that you pray for me.

Pray for DeDe as she keeps the home fires burning.  She has been such a strong wall in my life.

I plan to come out of this time stronger, more humble, healthier, more caring, and more usable for God’s glory.

Jesus said that His strength is made perfect in weakness, and I wish for this present season in my life as further evidence of this truth.

 

Transparently,

Curt

  • *My 2017 Words:  Passion/Focus, Priority, Simplify, Reflection, Integrity, Influence/Impact, Transparency.
A sketch from my duck hunting years on Bundick Lake
A sketch from my duck hunting years on Bundick Lake  circa 1975

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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  1. Thanks to all who sent messages and prayed. I am grateful beyond words.

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