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 coming week:

  1. I have two speaking events next weekend.  On Sat. April 30, I’ll be in Shreveport sharing with the Am. Christian Fiction Writers about Research.  I’m excited about seeing old friends and making new.  Pray that I’ll be focused and encourage other writers.

If you know of an aspiring writer, tell them about this excellent opportunity to learn and grow.  Even better, sponsor and send them. Spots are still available.

There's still room for attendees.
There’s still room for attendees.
  1. On Sunday (May 1) I have the honor of preaching the Homecoming at Dry Creek Baptist Church.   I’ll be sharing from Psalm 100 about gratitude for what God has done in the past, is doing now, and will do in the future.  Pray for my words to be Spirit-led.
  2. Thursday (April 28) is Mill Day for my Roy O Martin job. I serve as chaplain at the Oakdale and Chopin mills.  It is a privilege to meet, encourage, and help the men and women through tough times.  Pray for me as I build relationships in this unique environment.
  3. Here is an update on my current writing projects:    The novel As the Crow Flies has been sent to selected Southern publishers.  Pray for the right doors to open./ We are working hard on the print version of Trampled Grass.  It is presently an ebook and shares stories of the refugee camps we worked in Uganda and South Sudan. It should be ready by Summer 2016./I’m working on a Children’s picture book of “My Grandpas’ Boots.”  This award winning short story is a favorite of readers.  If you’re not familiar with it, email me at curt@creekbank.net and I’ll send it for your enjoyment and feedback.  (It doesn’t yet have pictures.)/  I’m editing a memoir on depression entitled, In the Wilderness.  It will contain some of the stories from The Mockingbird’s Song as well as stories I’ve written since its publication ten years ago.
  4.  Pray that I will be a good steward of my time, resources, money, and talents.

Thanks for holding the rope.  You held it during our African sojourn.  We need your prayer covering just as much.

When you pray for our needs, you are holding the rope.
When you pray for our needs, you are holding the rope.


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