Down in the Well

Down in the Well   “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…”   Proverbs 3:4   My neighbor Dudley Mercer tells a story from his Dry Creek childhood.  His family farm had a 35-foot deep well on which they relied for all of their water needs. Dudley’s family …

A Harvest Moon on the Equator

A word from Curt Thanks to all of you who prayed, gave and sent DeDe, my sister Colleen, and me to Africa. We all feel our trips were God-ordained and made a difference for the Kingdom. Once again, thanks! Scroll down to read my latest story from Africa.   Tidbits If you’re interested in our …

A Thought: Bricks Without Fire

A word from Curt The Borderlands Team is compiling a devotional book for Refugees. The following is a short devo I wrote. I hope it blesses your life.     Bricks without Fire   Scripture:  Daniel 3:24-25 24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar . . . declared to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?” …

Getting ready to teach on Tuesday. Here’s how to pray!

  I began teaching at Uganda Baptist Seminary Today on Tuesday, Sept. 11. (We’re 8 hours ahead of CDT). It’s been a rough, tough, adventurous journey to get here, but I’m ready to do what I came to do: teach the Book of Acts and Paul’s Letters to an eager group of pastors who traveled …

Wow! Africa, Westport, and Sugartown. That’s Juxtaposition.

A word from Curt It’s one of my favorite fancy words: juxtaposition. It’s really a simple word with a short definition: It’s “comparing and contrasting two or more items.” In this week’s Creekbank Storyletter, I’d like to share about three juxtaposed places. Africa.  A week from today, my wife DeDe, sister Colleen, team leaders David …

You can help with our September Africa Trip!

  DeDe and I are excited . . . and somewhat nervous. We will both return to Africa in September to be part of what God is doing in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, and beyond. This will be our first trip back since leaving in 2015. It is a great opportunity for us to be …

Life Long Learners of the World: Unite!

What I’m about in 2016: 1.  Staying Curious. 2. Being Amazed. 3. Telling Stories. Most Fridays, we’ll be sending out this brief story letter with a simple purpose:  pushing all of us to be a LLL. That’s Life Long Learner. I’m 60 and have never been more excited about learning new things. To hold myself accountable (and …

The Rope: How you can help

Scroll down for photos and notes from a week to remember. Holding the Rope: We depend on our friends to pray for us.  We call it holding the rope.  Here are the priorities for the coming week: We’re teaching a Bible study to college students at our church, The Gathering Place Wardville. Pray for Jesus …

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 making my rounds at the Chopin mill, an employee named …

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 pictures I share. DeDe begins a new teaching job this …

Holding the Rope

    Each Sunday we share prayer needs. Here are three priorities for this week: Today (July 10) I am sharing about missions at Cold Springs Baptist Church. I’ll be with our lifetime friend, Wade Carroll.  Pray for clarity and passion as I share. I’m focusing for the month of July on revising As the …

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 and I depend on our friends who faithfully pray for …