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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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What hope for a grandchild that comes from these two men?

Sara and Terry Iles are expecting their first child in October.  This is a lineup of this baby’s grandfathers.  Do you see any hope?  

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Setting up a fair contest with Random Generator

Having a Contest This blog is a primer about setting up random winner on any online contest. Giveaways and contests draw people to our blogs, websites, and books.  The wise marketer/author will make use of these. However, the challenge is: how do I make sure ...

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Wordle: What we’re all about

Thursday, March 29 Wordle is a free internet resource where you can type in a series of words and it will randomly generate a graphic. My wordle sums up what I’m about.  Enjoy. http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5079427/WhatCurtIsAbout "http://www.wordle.net/thumb/wrdl/5079427/WhatCurtIsAbout"  

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A Cup of Encouragement . . . with Curt

The words of an encouraging friend are like ice water on a hot July afternoon.       Wed. March 21                 Where seldom is heard a discouraging word . . .  Recently I shared a Denver taxi ...

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Encouragement: God stays with us in the midst of trials

  One of the best parts of following Jesus is His faithfulness in the midst of trials. We are not exempted from trouble and tragedy.  Our comfort is simply knowing that He stands with us.  My travels to eastern Congo have taught me so much.  ...

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My Life Plan for 2012: A Summary

“If it’s in your head, it’s simply a dream; when you write it down, it becomes a goal.”  -Emmitt Smith        Ten Pins:   Life Plan for 2012   1. The Foundation Life verse: Life statement: Jesus’ Life statement:   6 Words for 2012:  ...

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Encouragement: Are you beating yourself up?

“What you think of me is none of my business.” Think about this thought.  What does it really mean? We spend much of our lives worried about what others think of us.  We lose much joy creating storms in our minds over others and their ...

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Six words in my Life Plan

Hunger, Commitment and more. Wednesday, January 25, 2012.                       On Wednesday’s I’m trying to write about my Life Plan.  I’ve discovered that I need this written plan to keep me focused and on task. I ...

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Why do we exist? Thoughts on Life Statements

“To bring glory to God…” “We exist to bring glory to God by making disciples who treasure Christ &carry His name to the ends of the earth.” This is our church (Dry Creek Baptist) Life Statement. A life statement is simply a declaration of what ...

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Life Planning: The 10 Pins Plan

Readers:  If you’d like to receive emails when new blog posts appear, please click on the orange RSS feed below.  This will allow posts to be sent to Google Reader.                 I follow about ten blogs and Google ...

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Having a Life Verse

Your Life Verse Yesterday I shared my Life Statement: “I seek to be a man God can use and be respected by my wife DeDe, our sons and their families.”     A second foundational stone in my life plan is my Life Verse.  This ...

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