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The Week that Was

A word from Curt We’re doing fine. Splitting time between Dry Creek (with my Mom) and Alexandria (Grandkids and our soon-to-be new house). I’m doing better health-wise.   I’m having more good days than bad days.  Still losing weight (DeDe is making fun of my ...

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The Harvest always follows the Plowing.

Plowing and The Harvest.   Enjoy the audio of this story. 1. Be Curious. 2. Be Amazed. 3. Tell about it.   I get in lots of trouble being curious. But I also learn so much. The best stories begin with a simple question,  “I ...

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A Pair for Life

This is the first of my stories to be published.  My sweet Mom sent “A Pair for Life” to Home Life magazine in 1991. (See above). Their decision to publish it was the first step in my realization that maybe someone in addition to family ...

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A Reader Favorite: “The Evening Holler”

  My brother-in-law Gordy Glaser’s favorite Creekbank story is “The Evening Holler.” This is the first story from my first book, Stories from the Creekbank. Seventeen years later, it is still my most requested story. Enjoy an audio file of The Evening Holler read by ...

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LLL: On Life Long Learning

One of my key words is Gratitude. I want to live the Gratitude-filled life. Today, I’m especially thankful for all of you who’ve prayed for DeDe and I during our transition back to the U.S. Our hearts are still divided between Africa and Louisiana, but ...

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End of the Day: Was I true to my 6+ Words?

The Importance of a Daily Review I’m learning. Always learning. I’m committed to being a LLL. A Life Long Learner. About a decade ago, I began the habit of listing keywords for my life. It developed into what I now call my 6+ Words. I ...

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Holding the Rope

  A quick note: Thank you for holding the rope in prayer and encouragement for DeDe and me. Here are three ways to pray: 1.  Pray for two members of our Chadan team that will go to Chad in August. 2.  Pray for continued healing ...

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Irony, Solitude, Vocation, and Bob White Quails

The Week that Was It was more than ironic. I spent two days in the culinary capital of the United States: New Orleans. And I have no appetite for their wonderful seafood, soul food, po-boys, and beignets. We saw our doctor(s) at Tulane Medical.  They ...

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Ax Head Soup

  Scroll down for an update on today’s trip to Tulane Medical Clinic.  I was told this story by a South Sudanese. It’s a tale of optimism. The right story to share on the fourth birthday of the world’s newest country, South Sudan. During the ...

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Happy and Sad

The voice spoke from the desert darkness, “Pick up stones and you will be happy and glad.”   There’s a mythical story concerning a trading caravan traveling through the Sahara Desert. After a long day, they camped in a wadi, a dry river bed. About ...

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Update: From Louisiana

  Sojourn:   a temporary stay.   Friday,  3 July    You’ve held the rope by praying! DeDe and I have been traveling since Tuesday night. Here’s a quick update: -We left Uganda at midnight on June 30. (Our time zone there is 8 + ...

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Walking with the Spirit of Esther

A word from Curt This week is a time of adjustment.  Instead of trekking into South Sudan, we’re packing to go to the U.S.  It’s time to get rid of Smaug (that’s what I’m calling this dysenteric bug in my gut). I’m processing how I ...

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Holding the Rope: Sunday, 28 June 2015

So many of you promised to pray when we left for Africa in January 2013. You’ve been so faithful and we thank God for each of you. (Phil. 1:3). Here is a short list of our prayer needs. It’s a short list full of big ...

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Holding the Rope: the knot is tight

  Thanks to all of you holding the rope in prayer for DeDe and I. I especially thank you for the notes and prayers of the last few days. My African Bug (I don’t know what else to call it) is still with me. However, ...

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