The Week that Was

  Friends gave me a copy of Bethel Baptist Church minutes from 1900. This resolution touched me.  It’s a reminder that all of us should take time for self-examination, repentance, and renewal.     DeDe celebrated her birthday this week.  This is our Life Group who surprised her.                 This past week I met with …

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An Obscure, but Touching, Creekbank Story

This story is from my first short story collection,  Stories from the Creekbank. I hadn’t thought about this story in years. It still touches me as I re-read it after all of these years. Enjoy.   Love is still love… in any language                     Now where do I start in describing a passionate love affair I became involved in a …

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You’re Invited to Westport on Tuesday

The Westport Fight is an overlooked event that shaped western Louisiana. There is very little written information about this episode.  Read more here.    Our upcoming novel, As the Crow Flies, is set in 1881’s Louisiana’s No Man’s Land.  Crow is narrated by Missouri Cotten, a teen whose drifting family arrives in the piney woods and becomes involved in The …

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Dead Tree . . . Deep Roots

A Dead Tree with Deep Roots This morning I went by to check on one of my favorite trees in the whole world. As my youngest son Terry and I left our deer stand deep in Crooked Bayou Swamp, we made a detour through the woods. As we walked under the towering oaks and hickories, a late fall was at …

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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 Crow Flies. This novel follows …

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The Week that Was

A word from Curt Review It’s a good word. It’s means looking back with a purpose. Not living in the past but learning from it. Friday and Saturday are the days I look back over the past week and plan for the coming week. Here are photos and images from the week that was.             …

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A Tale of Two Brothers

  A word from Curt Today’s word is brothers. We continue our journey through summer camp. I haven’t thought about Luke Haynie in a long time.  This story takes me back to Luke and the Summer of 1999. 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 …

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A Life Lesson: One Step at a Time

A word from Curt The word is faith. It’s a hopeful word. It has to do with things we cannot see. Yet. Today’s blog means so much to me.  It was a life lesson principle that still guides my life. I shared “One Step” last week with a group of teens. I was astounded at how this story resonated with …

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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 a Facebook message. Enjoy!     No matter where I see it, my heart still jumps. …

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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 and I depend on our friends who faithfully pray for our work and ministry. We …

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The Dry Creek Tabernacle

A word from Curt You can’t understand me unless you have insight about how Dry Creek Baptist Camp has shaped my life.   I got my first job there at age 13.  I was in charge of picking up glass coke bottles on the grounds for deposit return. At that young age, I had no idea (no one else did …

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Will It Last? A gut check on cynicism

A word from Curt We continue our summer camp journey. The following story is a reminder about avoiding cynicism. The story,  “Will It Last” is featured in our book, Stories from the Creekbank.    Will it Last? It’s a full house in the Tabernacle tonight. Our Back to School youth camp always is an exciting week. Campers and adults just …

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A Memorable Man: Uncle Buddy

A word from Curt This week I’m Camp Missionary at Dry Creek Baptist Camp.  The following story on Buddy Woods and Kenneth Trent reminds me of how important imparting a love of missions is. Enjoy. Uncle Buddy I’ve always loved missionaries. Those who serve God away from home have always been my heroes. I first began this love of missions …

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Holding the Rope

A word from Curt Prayer What a fine word. Everyone needs it. Everyone can do it. As you hold the rope for us in prayer, please add these needs.  Please share them with your family, church, and friends. New prayer addition:  our friend, co-worker, and team leader in Africa,  Bob Calvert, lost his father this weekend. Bob and his wife …

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