Monthly Archives: June 2016

Will It Last? A gut check on cynicism

A word from Curt We continue our summer camp journey. The following story is a reminder about avoiding cynicism. The story,  “Will It Last” is featured in our book, Stories from the Creekbank.    Will it Last? It’s a full house in the Tabernacle tonight. Our Back to School youth camp always is an exciting week. Campers and adults just …

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A Memorable Man: Uncle Buddy

A word from Curt This week I’m Camp Missionary at Dry Creek Baptist Camp.  The following story on Buddy Woods and Kenneth Trent reminds me of how important imparting a love of missions is. Enjoy. Uncle Buddy I’ve always loved missionaries. Those who serve God away from home have always been my heroes. I first began this love of missions …

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Holding the Rope

A word from Curt Prayer What a fine word. Everyone needs it. Everyone can do it. As you hold the rope for us in prayer, please add these needs.  Please share them with your family, church, and friends. New prayer addition:  our friend, co-worker, and team leader in Africa,  Bob Calvert, lost his father this weekend. Bob and his wife …

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At the E.R.

We’re featuring Summer Camp stories from our first book, Stories from the Creekbank. Today’s chapter is a sober story from an unforgettable summer filled with joy and tragedy. At the E.R. Tuesday, July 20 The local emergency room is a place every camp manager dreads to go. Many times my perfect day is interrupted with a call on the radio, …

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Homesick!

We’re continuing our summer camp features.  Seth and Terry, two of the campers in this story, are now grown men. Seth is getting ready to hike and bike across Europe. Terry is moving to Boston. I surmise they’ll handle their homesickness. Seth’s Big Camp Day   Monday, July 5   There is no camp like R.A. Camp . . . …

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Red Touch Yellow

A Word from Curt Two words:  Summer Camp I’ve been at Summer Church Camp for the past two weeks.  There’s nothing like a week with preteeners to be reminded of the joys of life, camp, and much more. Next week (June 27)  I return to my home camp,  Dry Creek Baptist Camp, as Camp Pastor/Missionary. During the coming weeks, I’ll …

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Sheep need Shepherds

Like Sheep without Shepherd. I understand the term “mass of humanity.” An entire country on the move. Moving away from war and toward the hope of safety. A mass of humanity. I recall cinematic images. Gone with the Wind and the wounded after the Battle of Atlanta. The lines of people leaving the Cambodian cities in “The Killing Fields.” The …

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Sad Eyes

A word from Curt Uno. I’m camp missionary at Living Waters Kid’s Camp this week.  Africa and missions are on my mind.  That’s where this story comes from.   It’s a card game called Uno. You know it as a card game. I call it a friendmaker. A deck of cards always draws people. It’ll help a standoffish child, teen, …

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Holding the Rope

A word from Curt Prayer. We all need it. Prayer.  It’s not the only thing we can do, but it is the most important. Here are several prayer needs: Our son Terry and his precious wife, Sara, lost a baby.  Sara had emergency surgery after an ectopic pregnancy ruptured.  Pray for Sara, Terry, and their daughter, Emma.  They are grieving …

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Curt@60: It’s Hurricane Season and my birthday.

Read our latest story letter: Excerpts A Word from Curt: Gratitude One of my 6+ Words* for 2016 is Gratitude.  What a wonderful word. My deepest desire is living the gratitude-filled life.  It’s hard to be cynical, bitter, or complacent when we view everything (and everyone) through the lens of gratitude. Lord, you’ve given me so much. I ask for …

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