Wed. Dec. 22 Christmas eve-eve-eve

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and readers.  We wish the very best to all of you and your families. ************************** Proverbs for the day: “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9 Each day ...

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Tues. Dec. 21

Proverbs for the Day: “He who guards his mouth and tongue, guards his soul from trouble.” Proverbs 21:23 “Christmas Jelly”   from Deep Roots copyright 2010 Creekbank Stories Of all my holiday gifts, Christmas jelly is always my favorite. Each year I receive this special ...

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Mon. Dec. 20 Medic! A Christmas Story

It’s Christmas and we’ll be blogging Christmas stories this week. Here is one of my favorites. It is a fictional story about Christmas 1944 in Belgium.  It was featured in the short story collection entitled The Write Before Christmas. “The Medic’s Long Walk” “Medic. Help.” ...

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Fri. Dec. 17

Oswald Chambers: “God’s grace produces men and women with a strong family likeness to Jesus Christ, not pampered, spoiled weaklings.” Jesus is not interested in wimpy followers. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much great hunger, a much ...

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Thur. 12/16/10

Proverb for your Day:  “A just balance and scales belong to the Lord…” Proverbs 16:11  A reminder on integrity in our business. How to get in the Christmas mood: take a group of precious Dry Creek girls caroling.  We went last night to three homes.  ...

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Thur. Dec. 15

“A soft answer turns away wrath.” Prov.15:1 It’s also called a “gentle answer.” A reminder: “how we say it is as important as what we say.”

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Mon. Dec. 13

Proverbs for the day: A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.   Prov. 13:12 “Lord, help me have influence and impact in the lives of my five grandchildren. Help me to leave an inheritance of love, family, laughter, fun, memories, and faith in ...

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Sat. Dec. 11

Today I’ll be at the Grant Christmas Tree Farm. If you’re in the area, drop by.  It is the ultimate family place.  Learn more at http://www.grantchristmastreefarm.com That photo shows why I look writing books. It has been a wonderful way to make so many new ...

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Thur. Dec. 9 Southern Thoughts

“There ain’t no tacky like Southern tacky.”   I’ve seen it all: pink flamingos filling the yard, trees painted white up to head high, tires half-buried as borders around the flowers, junk freezers at the driveway end for the trash (can anyone spell t-r-a-s-h  b-e-n-d.) ...

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Wed. Dec. 8 "Lady Wisdom"

Proverbs 8:1  “Does not wisdom* call out?  Does not understanding* raise her voice?” Proverbs is a book of wisdom.  Several times in the book, especially in chapter 8, wisdom is personified as a woman calling out to passersby with wisdom, intelligence, and insight. In chapter ...

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Tues. Dec. 7 ‘Deep Roots’ has arrived

The first 300 copies of Deep Roots have arrived.  2000 more will be marching  in later in the week. You can easily order autographed copies at http://www.creekbank.net Here are locations where copies will be available by Tuesday evening: DeRidder:  Thrifty Way Pharmacy, Ideal Drugs, Big ...

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Friendship

Friendship is such a wonderful thing. It’s even richer at this time of the year.  Enjoy friends and families as you celebrate the birth of Jesus.  My parents have shared a life-time friendship with Ed and Kat King. Bro. Ed and my dad are both ...

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Burned yet Blessed by the Fire . . . a story that touches hearts

Click here to hear podcast of “Burned Yet Blessed” From Deep Roots, the new short story collection by Curt Iles Burned yet Blessed “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is today.” Nothing breaks my heart like ...

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Fri. Dec. 3

“The first rule of consumerism is never buy anything you can’t make your children carry.”  -Bill Bryson “No opera plot can be sensible for in sensible situations people do not sing.”  -Poet W.H. Auden This is My Father’s World This is my Father’s world, and ...

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