Christmas Jelly Authors Notes and Photos

This page is for readers who want more. Stay tuned to http://www.creekbank.net.  We’ll be adding photos, trivia, and extra stories.    

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The Life and Times of Curt Iles Part 3

Part 3 of Curt’s Story 1970 onward   During my freshmen year of HS, I had a strong sense of that something was missing in my life.  There was a void that nothing seemed to fill and a spiritual fever that I couldn’t quite put ...

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The Life and Times of Curt Iles Part 2

Yesterday, we started the journey on my required 10 page autobiography.  This is part 2.  Click on the previous blog post to read part 1. Part 2   A tragic event occurred in 1958 that impacted my family when my six-year-old uncle was run over ...

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The Life and Times of Curt Iles

Part of our application process to serve with the International Mission Board was writing a 6-10 page “autobiography.” My wife DeDe looked at this requirement and shook her head.  “There’s no way I can write six pages about myself.” Curious Curt had a different reaction.  ...

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My Current Life Plan

Updated 1April 2013 2013 Life Plan as of 30Mar2013  on file: 2013April_My Life Plan_Iles.docx Curt Iles     What Matters Most: PIN 1. My Jesus-Walk   I want to chase hard after Jesus.  Haraka haraka!            2013 Key Verse: “When they saw the courage ...

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Curt’s Current “Six Words to Live By”

  I seek to live by six defining words.  It helps keep me focused and purposeful.  Here are my current words as of August 2012. I’d love to hear about the words you’ve selected.  

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Here we go!

Here are notes, quotes, and drawing from my current notebook.  It’s the 58th journal I’ve kept.           Every leader must be a reader. I’m a “LLL.”  Life Long Learner.  It means I must constantly be reading and listening.       ...

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Two Trees . . .

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Two stories on forgiveness

    This chapter is from our upcoming short story collection,  Christmas Jelly.  It contains two of the most powerful stories on forgiveness I’ve ever heard. May Ruth and Biggie’s stories touch you as they have me.   On Forgiveness   Forgiveness: the greatest gift ...

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An Encouraging Word

Thursday, July 26 Today is a Lake Charles day.  I’m speaking to the Power Ladies Lunch at Glad Tidings Assembly of God. It will be fun!   Hope.  It’s such a big word. It’s when our candle is flickering And the tender reed of our ...

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Day 1: Riding the Sunset Limited to California

 This is day one of a three-part travelogue on my recent train trip to California.  Enjoy! “All Aboard!” The conductor called out. I hefted my backpack and stepped aboard the Amtrak train. “Where are you headed?” “San Francisco.” “That’s a long way’s from here in ...

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Riding the Sunset Limited from Louisiana to California

  “All Aboard!” The conductor called out. I hefted my backpack and stepped aboard the Amtrak train. “Where are you headed?” “San Francisco.” “That’s a long way’s from here in Lake Charles.” “Yes, it is.”   I didn’t reveal the reason for my trip.  He’d probably ...

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The ‘Long-Look’ is the best look.

A story was related to me this week by my friend Jeff James :  a local Mennonite farmer talked about the art of plowing a straight row.  “You’ve got to have the ‘long-look.'” The long-look is always the best look in making good decisions. That’s ...

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On The Journey: Tossing Your Hat Over the Wall

On The Journey Sunday, July 1 Mrs. Audry Tyler, age 90, shuffles past me on her walker.  Another church member says,  “Curt, I heard you’re going to be overseas on missions.” “Yes, we’ll be gone two to three years.” Mrs. Audry, who served me hundreds ...

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