Monthly Archives: September 2012

Thumbnail Sketch: The Iles’ go to Africa

The Journey Curt and DeDe Iles serving on East African Engaged Team                 Curt and DeDe Iles will begin serving in Uganda in 2013.  They’ll be working as Master’s/International Service Corps workers with the International Mission Board.   After two months of training in Virginia, they’ll make a short Christmas trip home, and …

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Words of Affirmation from Tim Patrick

Scroll to end of post to read complete lyrics of today’s “Can’t get it out of my head” song:  “The Israelites”   early Reggae. A word from Curt:  Our heart is full of gratitude for the love, support, and affirmation we received during last weekend’s TheJourney Estate Sale.  DeDe and I are blessed beyond words. The proceeds from the sale are …

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TheJourney Estate Sale

Iles Estate Sale continues Friday, Sept 21  8 am -6am Sat. Sept. 22 8-3 The first day of our Estate Sale (Thursday) was a special day.  Wonderful weather, few love bugs, and hundreds of folks descending on the Iles home. We continue on Friday beginning at 8 am.  Many of our advertised items were sold today but there is still …

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The feared Black Love Bugs of the Gulf South: Plecia neartica

It’s Love Bug season in Louisiana.   This timely short story is from Hearts across the Water written after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.   Black Bugs Over and over in the days leading up to the hurricane’s arrival people used this statement that reveals the human tendency to look for the silver lining in even the darkest cloud,      …

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