“Lagniappe” Ch. 39 from Trampled Grass

         A word from Curt Today’s word is lagniappe. You’ll learn more about this neat word in today’s post. Enjoy!   We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily. Tomorrow is the last chapter. We believe you’ll enjoy today’s story, “Lagniappe.”* ...

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“Come On Over” Ch 38 from ‘Trampled Grass’

    We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily. There are three more chapters including today’s post. You can download a copy of Trampled Grass at : Read sample chapters or purchase at Amazon. Read sample chapters or download at www.creekbank.net You can ...

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“Hold The Rope” Ch 37 from Trampled Grass

Header photo: Ulua Camp children “help” with hose during borehole drilling.                                                                                       A true African church: Jombu Baptist Church                                                                                                                                               Eastern Equatoria State/South Sudan. Jumbo Baptist Church is a truly African church. And that’s as it should be. Pastor Charles Remo and his fellow ...

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“The Word” Ch 36 from Trampled Grass

  The village leader met us at our vehicle. He gripped my hand. “I know you have good news for us.” He was right. We had the best news of all: the Gospel of Jesus Christ that brings hope and forgiveness. Later, we were at ...

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“Dignity” Ch. 35 from Trampled Grass

                                                                              Dignity: The artistry of a cleanly ...

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“I Hate Africa” Ch. 34 from ‘Trampled Grass’

        We are humbled and honored that nearly 1000 readers like you are daily visiting our blog.  If you enjoy what you read, please use one of the social media buttons (above) to spread the word.   Thank you, Curt Iles Creekbank ...

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“Storm Fatigue” Ch. 33 from ‘Trampled Grass’

We are humbled and honored that nearly 1000 readers like you are daily visiting our blog.  If you enjoy what you read, please use one of the social media buttons (above) to spread the word. Thank you, Curt Iles Creekbank Stories: Stories Worth Telling   ...

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“Brick By Brick” Ch 32 from Trampled Grass

We continue our march through our new ebook, Trampled Grass.  Chapter 32 (below) is one of my favorite stories from the book.  Be sure to read the updated postscript. We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily.   You can download a copy in ...

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“Act Of Faith” Ch 31 from ‘Trampled Grass’

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. –Hebrews 11:1 NLT “Water is invisible when it’s underground. God put it down there and it’s our job to find it.” –Silva, Ugandan Hydrologist ...

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“Love & Water” Ch 30 from Trampled Grass

A word from Curt Two words today: Love and Water. Two things needed for life. Enjoy our essay on these two below.   We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily. You can download a copy in four ways: Read sample chapters or purchase ...

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“Ground-Truthing” Ch 29 from Trampled Grass

        A word from Curt Truth.  It’s knowing the facts.  Seeing for yourself.  It’s the theme of this story. You’ll meet Oscar. And his dad. And a new word.  Ground truthing.   We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily. You ...

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“Gulu On The Move” Ch 28 from Trampled Grass

Bouncing along on a northern Uganda road, it’s hard to miss the colorful students. Parades of brightly dressed children are walking home from school. We’re north of Gulu in the heart of Acholi land. Africa is a land of brightness. No mild colors here. Pastels ...

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“UNO” Ch 27 from Trampled Grass

 A Selfie: Adeit, Margaret, and Mzee   “My Father is always working, and so am I.” –Jesus in John 5:17   We stand amazed daily. Really. Amazed at the creative ways God is working all around us. He can even use a deck of cards ...

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“Heroes” Chapter 26 from Trampled Grass

Chapter cover: Hero Margaret at her tukul. Alere Refugee Camp, Uganda Header: Margaret holds Maggie Iles This book is filled with the term hero. It’s a medallion-like word reserved for angels and brave men and women. How do you define a hero? That’s why Margaret ...

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