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Where A Good Place takes place

My new novel, A Good Place, takes place in 1862-1865 in the part of western Louisiana known as “No Man’s Land.” It is centered in the area known as Ten Mile.  This historic region, located west of the Calcasieu River between Glenmora and Pitkin, is ...

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Where does your ripple effect reach?

“From Big D.C. to little d.c.” A life-changing event in my life. …Sometimes the best place to be is right where God has planted us.” In 1997, I attended the huge Promise Keepers meeting at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  The name of the ...

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The covers of my new novel, A Good Place

The covers of A Good Place We selected a painting by my uncle Bill Iles for the front cover of my new novel. This oil painting entitled, “Upper Field Pines” proudly hangs in our living room. I love it because it pictures an image of ...

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A Special Meeting

A special photo from a special meeting Last night we traveled to Shreveport for a missionary commissioning service.  55 new International Mission Board  appointees were commissioned for overseas service.  It was an inspiring service that I’ll never forget. I took the photo below after the ...

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“Snake-Popping” An excerpt from “A Good Place.”

My favorite current passage from A Good Place. I read the following story to a Sr. Adult group earlier in the week.  One lady laughed so hard I thought we were going to have to do the Heimlich Maneuver on her. Here is it for ...

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Chapter 1 of A Good Place

Scroll down to read Chapter 1.  Simply send your mailing address/number of books and how you want them signed. We’ll invoice you with the order. Books are $15.00 each with $5.00 shipping per order.) Chapter 1 A Good Place. WHEN Daddy shoved me under the ...

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Forgiveness: Build A Bridge And Get Over It

Forgiveness: what a word!!! I stood before the thirty summer staffers in the camp dining hall. We had all just returned from a great weekend in Houston. It was now time to return to the world of camp and get ready for 400 campers arriving ...

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What Causes Depression?

I’m often asked, “What causes a person to become depressed?” My answer is often, “No one knows.” One of my wise doctors, a psychiatrist, once said, “Curt, we don’t understand as much as we’d like about exactly how the brain, and its chemicals, work.” That ...

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A Good Game Plan

A good game plan Once, in the heat of the last minutes of a close NBA playoff game, Boston Celtics coach K.C. Jones looked into the faces of his team during a timeout. According to those in the huddle, he looked at no. 33, Larry ...

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Under The Broom Tree With Elijah

Tonight in revival, I’m speaking from I Kings 19:1-18, specifically verse 4, “He (Elijah) came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die.” Elijah, after the greatest victory in his life (the BBQ on Mt. Carmel where God “showed ...

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Whatever It Takes

La Esperanza, Honduras From the book by Curt Iles, The Old House copyright 2002 I stood in muddy water in the middle of what was now a raging stream. Only an hour ago this spot was the middle of a dirt road on the side ...

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Across The Pea Patch: A Story On My Hero, Don Hunt

Across the Pea Patch: A story on my hero, Don Hunt I often write about traveling to far off places to share the good news of Jesus. Whether it’s Africa or Honduras, I always feel privileged to “go and tell.” Acts 1:8 tells us to ...

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A Day In The Life Of A Writer

Curt in one of his “offices” Thur. Oct. 22 Lake Charles, LA I am so privileged to write for a living. It is my calling, but I try to never forget what a joy and honor it is to write. You see, I’m “writing for ...

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A Tale Of Two Caps

A Tale of Two Caps… a story on racial understanding. I cringed when the national news last Friday led on a story, “From Louisiana, a justice of the peace has enraged… ” I knew it was going to be something that put my beloved home ...

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