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Africa: Saturday Snippets: Shots, Sketches, and a Few Stories

These are snippets of our work and life in Africa.

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Life Planning: Thoughts on a Growing Marriage

For years, I’ve given newlyweds our “Signposts on the Road to a Happy Marriage.” It’s simply a collection of short sayings that keep a marriage going.  Along with the Signposts Card, I give a $2 Bill as a reminder that in God’s eyes, “Two become ...

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A New Year: A Few Questions to Ask

2 January 2014   A new year is always a time to take inventory. I view it as an opportunity to look back as well as look ahead. I’ve developed the habit of using the week after Christmas to solidify about what will be most ...

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The Six Words Shaping my Life

6 Words that keep my feet on the ground . . . and my grip tight. MY CURRENT words are  1.   My Jesus-Walk 2.   Living Gratefully 3.   Learning Passionately 4.   Connecting! 5/6.  Impact and Influence.    I’ve developed the habit of using 6 words to help focus my life. ...

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Encouragement: You’re on a Firm Foundation

How Firm a Foundation Stirring You Tube video on this song. How Firm a Foundation is my “heart song.”   This classic hymn has played in my heart and mind all week. It is powerful. I hope it ministers and encourages you. 1. How firm ...

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Home Alone: Random thoughts from a Saturday.

Saturday Blog 21 Sept 2013 Thanks to all of you who are praying for my health.  I’m much better today and I attribute it to your prayers. I have a good African doctor (she looks about twenty but knows her stuff) and good medicine. But ...

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Tuesday Blog: Death by Kuku

It’s time for our Tuesday blog.   We blog three times weekly at TheCreek.  In addition to Tuesday, we have fresh stories on Thursdays, and Saturday. Speaking of fresh, here’s a fresh blog about a fresh subject.    Death by Kuku I’ve been in Africa ...

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A Day in the Life

How do I even begin to describe Africa? I’ve updated my reading list.  I post it to spur myself on as a L.L.L. (Life Long Learner).  Enjoy!  What’s on your reading list? We’d be honored to have you subscribe to this blog.  I normally update ...

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On TheJourney . . . February 2013

Today is Tuesday 4 February 2013 Hakuna Matata  “No worries”  from The Lion King.  Swahili speakers make fun of how we Americans know this term.  Another Lion King word:  Jambo.  “When a Mzungu (white man) says ‘Jambo’ we raise the price* on everything.  It’s evident ...

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Looking Ahead

Today is  Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy is one cold lady! Irony: I came from Louisiana and ended up on the edge of a hurricane! I encourage you to read this powerful message on the Sovereignty of God by my pastor, Charlie Bailey. Our ...

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History of Early Dry Creek Schools

This fascinating article is from an earlier Dry Creek historian, Belle Singletary.  Ms. Singletary lived in Dry Creek with W.B. “Bill” and Mary Jane Lindsey.  She taught a generation of students at DeRidder High School. Faces ….Places #3 appeared at unknown date in1964 in the ...

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On The Journey: Tossing Your Hat Over the Wall

On The Journey Sunday, July 1 Mrs. Audry Tyler, age 90, shuffles past me on her walker.  Another church member says,  “Curt, I heard you’re going to be overseas on missions.” “Yes, we’ll be gone two to three years.” Mrs. Audry, who served me hundreds ...

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Are you “doing what you were born to do?”

My ability won’t take me very far My fragility is a testimony of Who you are.  -“Jar of Clay”    Aaron Tate/Caedmon’s Call When it comes down to it, there’s little we can do by ourselves. When it comes down to it, we can get a ...

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Thoughts on Philemon

What Train are you on? It’s imperative to listen . . . when a man writes from prison, or a dying man preaches his last sermon. Paul wrote his letter to Philemon from his favorite writing office, a Roman prison cell. “God of new beginnings, ...

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