The Week in Photos

A picture is truly worth a thousand words   Humor is so important wherever we are. I’m excited about getting a 4WD vehicle in Africa.  This is a typical Ugandan road during rainy season. I hope I don’t get one of these:    

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Wal Mart in the Sahara: Thoughts on the Self-Aware Life

  Friday, November 23, 2012                         Black Friday: A Wal Mart in the Sahara “It is the most important rule of the desert. You must learn to watch, to be sure, and always remember ...

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The Journey to Africa

Read free sample chapters on Kindle from our new book, Christmas Jelly. The Journey DeDe and I are on a journey that will continue in Africa during 2013. We are currently training in Virginia where we’ll be until Christmas. Here is our tentative 2013 schedule: ...

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A Hand on My Shoulder

Gifts are all around us if we only slow down, stop, and see them. Read free sample chapters on Kindle from our new book, Christmas Jelly. A Hand on My Shoulder I can still feel Raymond’s hand on my shoulder. I hope I always will. ...

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Get a FREE e-book copy of Christmas Jelly!

So with Thanksgiving in our sights, we here at Creekbank stories want to share some holiday love with folks.  Right now, continuing until December 1st, sign up for our Newsletter and get a free e-book of Christmas Jelly! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/248228 Tell your friends!  Remember, we send ...

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The Right Gift: Mandela, Todd Burnaman and more

The Right Gift It’s November.  Time to think about gifts.  As my momma says,  “It’s never too early to think about Christmas buying.” I’m reminded that the best gifts don’t have to be expensive.  They just need to be covered in love. When Nelson Mandela ...

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Christmas Jelly, African Eyes, and more

Today is Saturday, November 3. It’s a cool brisk day in the Appalachian foothills of Virginia. Excitement is building over our latest book, Christmas Jelly. You can read a sample chapter here or order your own copy. Ebook copies are for sale at Smashwords and ...

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Looking Ahead

Today is  Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy is one cold lady! Irony: I came from Louisiana and ended up on the edge of a hurricane! I encourage you to read this powerful message on the Sovereignty of God by my pastor, Charlie Bailey. Our ...

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Curt’s Current Six Words

Curt’s Current Six words Pray Passionately Walk Daily Connect in Relationships Focused Simplicity Live with Gratitude! LLL   be a Life Long Learner   As of Oct. 19, 2012

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Matthew 6:33 A Verse to Live By

My life verse is Matthew 6:33. Here are several one of my English language versions.  33 But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.   NKJV 33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of ...

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Everyone deserves to hear . . . Friday, October 19

Every person I know back home has had a chance to hear the Gospel.  Many are lost. However, none of them haven’t heard.  There’s a church on every corner in Beauregard Parish. People like the man in the photo haven’t heard.  Everyone deserves one chance ...

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History of Early Dry Creek Schools

This fascinating article is from an earlier Dry Creek historian, Belle Singletary.  Ms. Singletary lived in Dry Creek with W.B. “Bill” and Mary Jane Lindsey.  She taught a generation of students at DeRidder High School. Faces ….Places #3 appeared at unknown date in1964 in the ...

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Wings and Roots: Purple Martins

An An Adult Male Purple Martin Wings and Roots   If you ask what I like best about purple martins, I’d reply, “It’s how these birds have wings and roots.” One of the joys of my rural life is the six months yearly the martins ...

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Holding the Ladder

Thursday, October 11 The following powerful story is from a choice couple serving in a difficult part of North Africa. I cannot list their names but beg you to pray for them and their sweet children. Dear Friends and Family, Thank you for being such ...

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