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 lots done working with others. But the only way eternal …

Riding the Sunset Limited with a girl named Elizabeth

  “I’m a thousand miles away from home Waiting on a train.”  -Jimmie Rodgers If you’ve been following my social media this week,  you know I’ve been on a adventure. Monday afternoon I caught Amtrak’s Sunset Limited in Lake Charles and rode it to Los Angeles (arriving on Wednesday morning). Then I boarded the Coast …

“I Come to the Garden . . . .”

In the Garden It’s always been one of my favorite places. The prayer garden at Dry Creek Camp. It was evidently one of Harvey Jones’s also. He wanted his ashes spread there. His memorial service was yesterday.  It was a celebration of a richly lived life.  Harvey loved his Lord, his wife Sissy, and his …

Just ’cause a dog can whip a skunk . . .”

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.creekbank.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/scurt-by-fire0001.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Curt Iles writes from his hometown of Dry Creek, Louisiana. He is a life-long learner and lover of the people, culture, and history of piney woods Louisiana. Curt’s popular Creekbank Blog shares stories of encouragement for fellow folks on the journey of life. Learn more at http://www.creekbank.net[/author_info] [/author] [box] Key Concepts: 1. …

Solving a problem with a sandwich and cup of coffee

A cup of coffee . . . and sandwich with Paul I hope you’re enjoying our thoughts on the short book of Philemon.  I ask for your comments and insights.  That is how we learn best! In verse 1, Paul identifies himself as a “prisoner of Christ Jesus.” This humble term identifies Paul and is …

Fist fight in the Principal’s Office

Tuesday, April 17 As they say, don’t try this at home.   The two teenage boys marched into my office.  One had a torn shirt and the other’s reddened eye would be black by tomorrow. They were both breathing like mad bulls from their fistfight by the high school lockers. They were now my charges …

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 my contest is operated with integrity.  To me, being honest …