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A Word from Curt: Prayer

Today’s word is one I struggle with:  Prayer. I struggle with it because I get so wrapped up in my life and problems, zooming from one chore to another. Lord, teach me to pray. Amen. Reading this story (again) reminded me of the importance of ...

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A Saddle on a Pig

The Old House, Cover

If you missed yesterday’s story letter,  click here to read. Erik and Yvonne Pederson had been on my mind all week. Yvonne was buried yesterday in her beloved Dry Creek.  I had the privilege of delivering her eulogy. I had spoken at her husband’s funeral ...

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Louisiana Rain: a short post

Louisiana Rain A word from Curt:  Prayer. It’s a powerful word because it links us to a powerful God. The following story occurred this week during my chaplain work at Roy O. Martin’s two mills. Enjoy. Stay curious. Be amazed. Tell a story   While ...

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Holding the Rope: 3 Requests

Thanks to each of you that pray for our life and ministry. Here are three prayer requests for this week: Beginning Tuesday, I’ll be camp missionary at Piney Woods Baptist Encampment near Corrigan, Texas. Pray that God will plant missions seeds through the stories and ...

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Long May It Wave: Independence Day

That Flag A word from Curt It’s a good word for today. Freedom.   Trampled Grass is coming your way.  You can pre-order your printed copy here. We’d love to hear your comments on this story. You can use the form at the end of this post or send ...

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The Week Ahead: Holding the Rope

A word from Curt Oxygen.  We cannot live without it. Prayer is the oxygen of the soul.  It’s communion between us and the Father.  All made possible by the Son’s sacrifice and release.  And the Spirit guides all believers in how to pray.   DeDe ...

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Curt@60: It’s Hurricane Season and my birthday.

Read our latest story letter: Excerpts A Word from Curt: Gratitude One of my 6+ Words* for 2016 is Gratitude.  What a wonderful word. My deepest desire is living the gratitude-filled life.  It’s hard to be cynical, bitter, or complacent when we view everything (and ...

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Amazing: A WWII story you’ll have to share

A word from Curt: Amazing!  What a good word. During this current season of my life, my writing (and life) is focused on three things: Staying Curious. Being Amazed. Telling Stories that Resonate. This story, told by my friend and mentor, Ron Perry, is my ...

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Holding the Rope: We’re Needy People!

So many of our readers and friends pray for DeDe and I regularly. We thank you. I want you to know we need you to continue “holding the rope” in prayer for us.  We purposely update this blog for Sunday mornings so you may view ...

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Is Ingratitude a sin?

Western Louisiana is crisscrossed with beautiful creeks and rivers. This is Cherry Winche Creek that winds through SW Rapides and Allen Parishes. Thoughts on the Gratitude-Filled Life I’ve been convicted that “A poor memory is the root of the sin of ingratitude.” We forget the ...

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Holding the Rope: Gratitude

              I’m preaching Homecoming at Dry Creek Baptist Church today. Our text will be the wonderful 100th Psalm. Wow. It is rich.   A Psalm for giving thanks. 100 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! 2     Serve the Lord with gladness! ...

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Holding the Rope: Ask and Pray

As always, we want our friends and followers knowing how to pray for us. First of all, our hearts are so full of gratitude. Gratitude is one of my 6 Plus Words for 2016. It’s a grand word. Here are needs and opportunities for the ...

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The Sweet Smell of Honeysuckle

                                                                A honeysuckle bouquet from Crooked Bayou Swamp   Honeysuckle time is when I ...

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The Tomb is Still Empty

It’s amazing that my deepest image of Easter doesn’t come from a memorable sermon, movie, or a book. My Easter theology was shaped by a simple country woman married to a former Texas Ranger.  Her name was Lucille Mosley and she lived on Greentown Loop ...

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