Creekbank Blog

Don’t Miss It: 3:50 PM CDT Today: the Earth Will Stop!

` You can find all of our blog posts and social media links at www.creekbank.net   Don’t Miss it!   It’s Today!  Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 3:50 PM CDT, is an amazing moment in Earth’s journey. We call it the Summer Solstice. Our Planet’s northward tilt will abruptly stop today (Thursday, June 20)  at exactly 3:50 PM Central Daylight Time. …

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A Morning Cup of Coffee at the Bentley

      A Cup of Coffee at the Bentley   Yesterday, I asked, “Mike, did you have a cup of coffee this morning?” He grinned. “Sure. I got a hot cup from the Bentley.”   I met my homeless friend, Mike, at the corner of 2nd and Desoto in downtown Alexandria.  I asked, “Where’d you sleep last night?  Mike, …

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Father’s Day 2024

Father’s Day 2024 As his oldest child, I had a front-row seat on my Dad, Clayton Iles’, evolution from a quiet, reserved young father to an exuberant middle-aged man. At each season of his life, he was consistently the remarkable man everyone loved. The Victory Dance During my sister Claudia’s basketball career, Daddy perfected his famous Victory Dance. After each …

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The Quiet Leader

The Quiet Leader is not the loudest in the room. They are the leaders who’ve earned the respect of those around them and “ooze” leadership. They don’t have to flout their clout because everyone knows them and understands what they stand for. @curtiles @creekbankstories # @TheQuietLeader

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Part 6 Faith and Escalators: the World’s Longest Escalator.

Part 6 Faith: Riding the World’s Longest Escalator   I’ve been privileged to see so much of the world, and I’ve never seen a city more beautiful at night than Hong Kong. The view from across Victoria Bay is stunning. When I visited twenty years ago, five of the world’s top 10 tallest buildings were on Hong Kong Island. However, …

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Part 5 Escalators and Faith: Juba, South Sudan

Lesson 5 Faith and Escalators:  South Sudan’s first escalator. Author’s note: Read the entire post before you think I’m belittling this sweet woman on her first ride. “We’ve only got three escalators in my good-sized town of 44,000. Two are in working order and is broken. I can’t make fun of anyone,”   It is hard to describe South Sudan. …

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Lesson 4 Faith: How to Ride an Escalator

Faith: You don’t have to know how it works to ride an escalator “Escalators” Part 4   I stood in line at the airport entrance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. A sign stated that the entrance fee was 50 Ethiopian Birr (about $1). I paid the fee and pulled my suitcase into the renovated terminal hall. I stopped in amazement. …

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“Leaning Trees” from Deep Roots

A word from Curt Leaning Trees “When I observe a young person, I experience two strong emotions. First, I feel great affection for the young person they are. Then secondly, I feel a deep respect for the adult they will one day become.” -Louis Pasteur   On the morning before Hurricane Rita arrived, I made one last survey of my …

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Curt Iles: My Life Statement June 2024

  My Life Statement: What Really Matters As of Tuesday, June 11, 2024 Throughout my adult life, I’ve kept a journal of priorities for my life. I call them “My Life Statement.” I’m sharing them to encourage you to develop your own statement. Make it personal.  Write it down. Do it now. I fall short in every word and sentence …

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How to Ride an Escalator Part 2

  How to get on an Escalator  Part 2   We’ll be updating “Escalator Stories” this week at www.creekbank.net Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. -Hebrews 11:1   How do you get on an escalator? Very carefully With faith. Emma, Eliza, and I stood at the foot of the longest, steepest …

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Part 1 How to Ride an Escalator

How to Ride an Escalator You can keep up with the evolution of this post throughout this week at  www.creekbank.net “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” -Hebrews 11:1   How do you get on an escalator?   Carefully and with faith.   I’m writing this week about an amazing thing called …

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How to Join the Creekbank Family

OLD HOUSE AGLOW

We love it when readers/listeners choose to become a part of The Creek Family. There are all kinds of ways to join:  VIEW/Subscribe   Join Curt on the Creekbank YouTube Channel:   @curtiles56 LISTEN  Listen/Subscribe to the Creekbank  Audio Podcast. READ    You can read over 1500 blog posts (stretching back to 2009) at www.creekbank.net FOLLOW Become a Creekbank Facebook follower at  …

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“Snake-Popping” An excerpt from “A Good Place.”

A Good Place by Curt Iles

    Scroll down to learn of ways you can be part of The Creek Family. My favorite passage from A Good Place. I read the following story to a senior adult group earlier in the week. One lady laughed so hard that I thought we were going to have to perform the Heimlich Maneuver on her. Here is it …

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Leadership: Thoughts on “Stewardship”

    Thoughts on Stewardship   Saturday, June 1 It’s the first day of a new month. June 1. It’s the first day of hurricane season. June 1. It’s my birthday. Number 68. 68. That’s a lot of hurricane seasons in Louisiana.   June 1. It could be considered the half mark of the year. It’s a good time to …

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