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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1st Day of December

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Scroll down to read entire chapter from Deep Roots,  “The Pine Knot Pile.” Proverbs for Dec. 1  “… and the complacency of fools destroys them…”  Proverbs 1:32   Warning: doing nothing destroys just as improper action does! Quote for your day: “A ...

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Last day of November: Underdogs and Vulnerable

Greetings from Ft. Worth.  Charlie Bailey and I are scouting for a Spring Break 2011 church mission trip. This is the Proverbs verse(s) that is on my mind today: “Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate.”  Proverbs 31:8 Proverbs ...

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Mon. Nov. 29 "Homeless"

Friends: I wish for each of you a great day.  Read below for the story “Homeless in Dry Creek.” Quote for your day: Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.  -Jim Rohn Proverb for Nov. ...

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The Gratitude-Filled Heart

Giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20.  -Unknown “Let us remember that as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from ...

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Being Thankful… Wherever 11/23/10

A Prayer for Thanksgiving I thank Thee, Lord, for blessings, big and small; For spring’s warm glow and songbird’s welcome call. For autumns’ hue and winter’s white snow shawl. I thank thee for harvest rich with grain For tall trees and quiet shadowed lane; My ...

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Mon. Nov. 22: The Gratitude-Filled Life

Our theme for the week at the Creekbank is living with thankfulness. I like to call it “The Gratitude-Filled Life.”  It’s the state of being thankful to God for each and every blessing in our lives. I caught the gratitude-bug when I saw this sign ...

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Fri. Nov. 19: Faith, Speech, and more

On Prayer: The first purpose of prayer is to know God.   -Charles L. Allen “Life without faith in something is too narrow a space in which to live.” – George Lancaster Spalding In Whom is your faith? Today’s Proverb: “A fool’s mouth is his ruin, ...

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Thoughts on Life Mon. Nov. 15

“Faith enables persons to be persons because it lets God be God.”   -Carter Lindberg “In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.”  -David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a ...

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Sat. Nov. 13: A Day of Learning

I’ll be blogging today from the Bayou Writers Guild Conference in Lake Charles. Our SW La. writing group is sponsoring a one-day clinic and I’m excited about learning more about the craft of writing and expression. Today’s quote comes from Hudson Taylor, famed English missionary ...

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Thur. Nov. 11: Are you from Brooklyn?

I walk into the Lake Charles Books a Million and speak to a young man leaving the store. He stops me. “Sir, are you from Brooklyn?” I nearly laugh. My accent clearly tells you I’m not from Brooklyn. “No, I’m at home right here.” “I’m ...

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Thur. Nov. 11

Click on cover image to see a larger view. Does anyone recognize this tree and its location? Hint: It’s near Dry Creek but not in Dry Creek.

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Wed. Nov. 10

“Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.”  -Dr. Samuel Johnson I love this quote. It reminds me that there are always folks who’ll find a 1000 reasons try to try something. If we wait for them to all get ...

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