Monthly Archives: May 2016

Amazing: A WWII story you’ll have to share

A word from Curt: Amazing!  What a good word. During this current season of my life, my writing (and life) is focused on three things: Staying Curious. Being Amazed. Telling Stories that Resonate. This story, told by my friend and mentor, Ron Perry, is my favorite story of 2016. Read. Be amazed. Share it. SOMEONE IS PRAYING FOR YOU It …

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Holding the Rope: We’re Needy People!

So many of our readers and friends pray for DeDe and I regularly. We thank you. I want you to know we need you to continue “holding the rope” in prayer for us.  We purposely update this blog for Sunday mornings so you may view our needs and share them with your church family. You did it during our African …

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Our 6+ best photos of the week

A picture is truly worth a thousand words. Sometimes even more. Here are my current favorite shots from the past two weeks: Enjoy. Share. Take your own photos and tell your stories.                         Below: So thankful to watch new pines growing on our land. Amazing.         …

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Watch out for the Fish

A word from Curt:   I’ve been on the road to North Carolina for the past week. Traveling I-10 west, I passed the exit for Toombuba, Mississippi.  The following story,  “Watch out for the Fish” took place there about ten years ago. Enjoy this reader favorite. Listen to a live re-telling of this story. Watch out for the Fish It’s …

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May 10: Brad’s Birthday

Today, May 10th, is a special day.  It’s Brad Robinson’s birthday.  Brad would be 34 today if my calculations are correct. It’s shocking to realize that Brad’s been gone longer than he was alive. I think about him often and smile and weep and still miss him. I often think, especially on days like today, what Brad would be like …

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A Walk in the Woods

  Come to the woods for here is rest.  -John Muir   The Trail stretches across Arkansas from near Little Rock westward to Oklahoma.  I walked a section last week. Here are images from my trek.               Two slanted blazes warn of a turn in the trail.  In this case, a hard left. Typical …

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Answered Prayer and Gratitude

  A Memorable story from South Sudan: In 2014, attended a UN Church in Juba, South Sudan’s capital. During testimony time, a lady (see photo) held aloft an official paper from the government, written in Arabic. She shared how two weeks ago she’d brought a earlier letter taking away her land. The church prayed over the letter and situation. The letter …

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The Gratitude-Filled Life

Proverbs for the day: The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.  Proverbs 20:12 Every blessing we have is from God, including our five senses.  Thanking Him for these things are part of living the Gratitude-Filled Life. My vision and hearing are not what they were when I was a younger man, but I’m so …

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Is Ingratitude a sin?

Western Louisiana is crisscrossed with beautiful creeks and rivers. This is Cherry Winche Creek that winds through SW Rapides and Allen Parishes. Thoughts on the Gratitude-Filled Life I’ve been convicted that “A poor memory is the root of the sin of ingratitude.” We forget the limitless blessings we have from God. I want to live the Gratitude-Filled Life beginning with …

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The Gratitude-Filled Life

A word to live by: Gratitude. Today, I’m thinking about gratitude. It’s such a powerful word. It’s more than simply being thankful for one event or blessing. It is an attitude that should permeate every second of our lives. It’s an attitude of gratitude. A thankfulness that flows out of the heart and examines every detail of our lives in …

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Holding the Rope: Gratitude

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              I’m preaching Homecoming at Dry Creek Baptist Church today. Our text will be the wonderful 100th Psalm. Wow. It is rich.   A Psalm for giving thanks. 100 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! 2     Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made …

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