Stories You'll Enjoy

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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This is too good not to share: Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Microsoft Word – Life Lessons from Navy SEAL Training Too Good Not to Share     Yes, some things are too good not to share. That’s true of the African tree.  I backed up and took this photo.  I’m glad to share it with you. ...

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New Look at the Creek

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The Heart Knows Best . . .

  A Curt* reply: For better or worse, I’ve followed my heart for most of my life. It’s led us to the beauty of Africa and its wonderful people As well as into the heart of its chaos and tragedy.   * The English word ...

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Great News on ‘Getting the Word’ out!

By Erich Bridges RICHMOND, Va.—Southern Baptists gave an unprecedented $154 million to the 2013 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, breaking the record for the largest total in the offering’s 125-year history. The 2013 offering, finalized June 5, reached $154,057,852.36. The total represents an ...

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On a Safari

Colleen and Gordy at the Game Park A Word from Curt  Safari. It’s a familiar Swahili word that means journey. It’s a trip. It can be an adventure. It may involved animals and if it does it may mean shooting with a camera instead of ...

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