A week to remember

    A word from Curt: Your prayer is oxygen for what God is doing here. Pray hard. Pray passionately. Pray often.   Since Twitter allows only 142 character updates, we’re limiting ourselves to 142 words on this prayer update. If you would share these ...

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Brick by Brick

                                This story, “Brick by Brick” is featured in our upcoming ebook,  Trampled Grass. I wonder where he’s at. I hope he’s still alive. I first met Batuk the Dinka ...

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A Roof over our Heads

We’ve got a roof over our heads. And the kids are all fed. And the woman I love most of all Lies close beside me in our bed. Lord, give me the eyes to see Exactly what’s it’s worth And I will be the richest ...

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Storm Fatigue

Prayer Update: Bob, Robert Franklin, and I leave Tuesday for a trip to Adjumani Camps in Uganda. Please pray for us as we share from the Storying Cloth, distribute Audio Storytellers in Dinka, Arabic, and Madi. We’ll be tweeting at hashtag  #UpCountry and Facebook at ...

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Gleaning: Sketches and Shots on the Passionate Life

  A word from Curt The word is passion. It’s how I want to live my life. And you don’t have to come to Africa to live the passionate life. Part of my formula for the passionate life is journaling.  It’s been integral to my ...

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From Deep Roots: Trespassing

                  During July our oldest son Clay and his wife Robin have been visiting. Best of all, they’re brought  their four children. Our wonderful grandchildren: Maggie, Luke, Jude, and Noah. We’ve not hugged them since January 2013. ...

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A Stranger in a Strange Land

A word from Curt The word is astonished. It’s a good word about being amazed, touched, inspired, even disturbed. As a stranger in a strange land, I’m daily awestruck  by the people and land of Central Africa. Join us on this astonishing journey. _________________________________________ The ...

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Showdown on MacArthur Drive

Branded  This story, from Deep Roots, is one of my favourites to tell to a live audience. “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.” -Proverbs 21:23   The fight on MacArthur Drive was one-sided, and although it was over quickly, it’s ...

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“Le petit Baton Rouge”

This is one of my favourite stories from Deep Roots. Enjoy!     “Le Petit Baton Rouge” The strong smell of hot peppers and vinegar stings your eyes and nostrils when arriving at Avery Island, Louisiana. You’re at the home of Tabasco Hot Sauce, south ...

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A Lesson from Rufus Hanchey

The Friendship Lane   The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. –Henry Boye Here’s a question: for what price would you sell your friendship. What amount of money would entice you to turn your back on a neighbor, friend, ...

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Across the Pea Patch: Remembering Don Hunt

A Word from Curt (L to R) Alice and Monica at RCS.  Technician Jacob is not shown. I want to thank my friends at RCS Communications for working on my Satellite Phone. This phone gives us coverage when we’re deep in the Bush.     ...

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Deep Roots: Thoughts about the Things the Matter

  A word from Curt During July our oldest son Clay and his wife Robin are visiting. Best of all, they’re bringing their four children. Our wonderful grandchildren: Maggie, Luke, Jude, and Noah. We’ve not hugged them since January 2013. DeDe and I plan to ...

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Journal #73 Sketches and Stories

     See more sketches and stories at   http://www.creekbank.net/journals/ A Writer is someone who wrote today. I write. It’s who I am. It’s what I do. I’ll let you in one a little secret. I write for therapy.   I write when I’m discouraged ...

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Lost in Translation

I guess you could say I did a TransAtlantic  Translation of “The Big Red Goat.”   My Southern-fried tongue gets me in lots of trouble over here. The stories below are only a few of my major gaffes.    A word from Curt: This week ...

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