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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …