Stories You'll Enjoy

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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A Tall Pine Knot Pile: Thoughts on Earthly Treasure

Dry Creek’s finest and biggest pine knot pile in the yard of my friends, Mark and Kari Miller. The following is a short sad story on how I lost my own pile. Earthly treasures, pine knot piles, and 401 (K) accounts All of a sudden, ...

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Louisiana Evacuees: You may be displaced but never misplaced.

Today’s blog post comes from our new book,  Trampled Grass. Learn how you can download a free copy or buy your autographed copy at www.creekbank.net This story,  “Misplaced” has been on my mind all week. These words are so pertinent during this time of crisis ...

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Keep on Paddling

  From Stories from the Creekbank by Curt Iles   Keep on Paddling Our canoe drifted into the swift cold waters of the White River. All of a sudden we’d left the calm waters of the narrow Buffalo River and now were paddling furiously upstream ...

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A Loving Hand

From the book,  Stories from the Creekbank, by Curt Iles   A Loving Hand The Time is Now  If you are ever going to love, love me now, while I can know The sweet and tender feelings from which true affection flow. Love me now, ...

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A Love Story: Running Through The Lobby

Today is DeDe and my 37th wedding anniversary. Wow. This story, from Deep Roots, expresses how I feel after all of these years.   Running through the Lobby: 8 short minutes; 30 years ago It’s nearly midnight– Mountain Daylight Time on the last night of ...

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A Good Epitaph

This is a story from my first book, Stories from the Creekbank. It concerns a memorable person from Galveston, Texas. The plaque mentioned is at sidewalk level atop the sea wall.  A Good Epitaph to Have. . .   Have you ever thought about what ...

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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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Curious/Amazed/Shared

You’ll enjoy this You Tube video of our whale watching trip.  Wow! The Week that Was My 2016 mantra is simple: Stay Curious. Be Amazed. Share about it.   It’s pretty simple. It’s who I am. At age 60, I am committed to remaining a ...

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Funny Things in Church

    Funny Things in Church It seems often that hilarious moments occur during the most serious and solemn events. Many of the funniest things I’ve ever seen have happened in church. I guess it is because a great part of my life has been ...

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What is Success? Most Likely to Succeed

This post is from my first book, Stories from the Creekbank. Enjoy!   Most Likely to Succeed It was Saturday in the middle of the busy summer camp season. After a great week of youth camp, I was enjoying lunch with some of our summer ...

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Parking in the Woods

This is a hidden gem from our first book,  Stories from the Creekbank. Enjoy! Mrs. Helen Every season at Dry Creek is beautiful in its own way. The winter months are no exception. Winter group campfires are my favorite event at the prayer garden. My ...

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The Week that Was

Looking back over the week Wet footprints I walk on the porch where six generations of my people have stepped. I’m at the Old House on the edge of Crooked Bayou Swamp. It’s a place of solitude as well as loneliness. I need both in ...

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Keep your Hooks Sharp

Reas Weeks   I never knew Reas Weeks . . . but I sure know some good stories about him. Reas (pronounced “Reese”) was a bachelor in Dry Creek who lived on the bank of Bundick Creek. He lived way back in the woods, never ...

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