A Fine Day

A beautiful morning in the piney woods.

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Solving a problem with a sandwich and cup of coffee

A cup of coffee . . . and sandwich with Paul I hope you’re enjoying our thoughts on the short book of Philemon.  I ask for your comments and insights.  That is how we learn best! In verse 1, Paul identifies himself as a “prisoner ...

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Thoughts on Philemon

What Train are you on? It’s imperative to listen . . . when a man writes from prison, or a dying man preaches his last sermon. Paul wrote his letter to Philemon from his favorite writing office, a Roman prison cell. “God of new beginnings, ...

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Fist fight in the Principal’s Office

Tuesday, April 17 As they say, don’t try this at home.   The two teenage boys marched into my office.  One had a torn shirt and the other’s reddened eye would be black by tomorrow. They were both breathing like mad bulls from their fistfight ...

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On Work . . .

On Work and Working David Cole is an artist and he’s been one of my best friends since the day we met in 1961.  We’re both Dry Creek boys who’ve never veered far from our roots. David is a talented saddle maker.  With his hands, ...

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What hope for a grandchild that comes from these two men?

Sara and Terry Iles are expecting their first child in October.  This is a lineup of this baby’s grandfathers.  Do you see any hope?  

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Setting up a fair contest with Random Generator

Having a Contest This blog is a primer about setting up random winner on any online contest. Giveaways and contests draw people to our blogs, websites, and books.  The wise marketer/author will make use of these. However, the challenge is: how do I make sure ...

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Land of the Pines April 2012

"Louisiana's piney woods is completely different from well-known parts of our state like New Orleans and Cajun country.

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Wordle: What we’re all about

Thursday, March 29 Wordle is a free internet resource where you can type in a series of words and it will randomly generate a graphic. My wordle sums up what I’m about.  Enjoy. http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5079427/WhatCurtIsAbout "http://www.wordle.net/thumb/wrdl/5079427/WhatCurtIsAbout"  

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A Cup of Encouragement . . . with Curt

The words of an encouraging friend are like ice water on a hot July afternoon.       Wed. March 21                 Where seldom is heard a discouraging word . . .  Recently I shared a Denver taxi ...

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Two of my common heroes: St. Patrick and Joseph

March 17, 2012 St. Patrick’s Day   I’d never linked two of my heroes until today. Joseph Jacobson (Joseph of the Old Testament in Genesis 37-50) and Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Notice I did not call him St. Patrick of Ireland.  Patrick was ...

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A Cup of Encouragement: The Empty Chair

Brennan Manning is a great speaker and writer.  The Ragmuffin Gospel   Abba’s Child     I heard him relate the following story about fifteen years ago. I’ve never forgotten it: Brennan Manning’s best quote: The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who ...

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Encouragement: God stays with us in the midst of trials

  One of the best parts of following Jesus is His faithfulness in the midst of trials. We are not exempted from trouble and tragedy.  Our comfort is simply knowing that He stands with us.  My travels to eastern Congo have taught me so much.  ...

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Wed. March 7 What is a “whupping stick”?

This is a favorite chapter of readers of The Wayfaring Stranger. Enjoy! Joe looked at the knife he already knew too well. He had felt its cold steel against his neck. He was facing a killer and he was now at a great disadvantage. They ...

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