Words from a fellow struggler on The Journey


Wed. Jan. 2, 2013

I’m calling it The Journey.





12 days left in the piney woods and I’m happy and sad.

It’s what I’m on.

In fact, it’s what we’re all on.

TheJourney.  The path and direction of our life.

2013 is a new section of the journey.  The road is clear and seems level as far as the eye can see.

But past parts of TheJourney remind me that the coming year will be filled with uphill climbs, boulders in the path, fatigue, and “many dangers, toils, and snares” as John Newton said in “Amazing Grace.”

I’m a fellow struggler on this journey.  Any advice or wisdom I possess is simply from stumbles, storms, and the unspeakable comfort of God’s direction of each step.

Join me this year on TheJourney.

As my journey (Lord willing) goes to a new place and new direction on “The Continent.”  Africa.

Each year on both sides of January 1 , I evaluate my life plan. This week on our blog I’ll be sharing the current plans.

I hope you enjoy following our “10 Pins Life Plan” in the coming weeks.

I encourage you to develop your own written plan.

Blessings on your Journey.

Curt Iles

2013 My Life Plan

   as of 1/2/2013

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What Matters Most:

  • PIN 1. My Walk with Jesus:

I want to chase hard after Jesus.


  • My life verse:

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.   Matthew 6:33

I want to chase hard after Jesus.

  • My life statement:

I want to be a man God can use and be respected by my wife, sons, daughter-in-laws, and eight grandchildren.


  • My Current Six Words   as of 1/2/13
  • Walk Daily
  • Connect in Relationships
  • Grateful Prayer
  • Simplicity
  • Encourage!
  • LLL   be a Life Long Learner

2013 Keyword:   Juxtaposition!*

Juxtaposition is the process of comparing and contrasting two totally different objects.

Such as apples and oranges.

Or maybe,  Africa and the Piney Woods.

It should be fun!


Key Verse:  “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and how they were uneducated common men, they took note that they had been with Jesus.”  Acts 4:13

Key Word:  Juxtaposition

Heart Song:  “I Will Arise and Go to Jesus”

Bible Book:  Colossians/Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)

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