Monthly Archives: March 2017

My Age of Anxiety

Part Three: The Healing Wave (To read Part One, click here) I’d become interested in Jesus’s teachings months before I entered the dark tunnel of despair. I’d sat on the roof next to my second storey apartment window reading a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness + Love = Freedom

Even the Romans feared them. For centuries they avoided the Irish Celts, whom Julius Caesar had called “more savage than any other race.” When the newly Christianized Roman monks finally arrived in the 5th century, they looked down on the … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 56

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Thirteen: Domestic Blitz (Continued) Previously: In an effort to send the mysterious Objects back to Ismara, Gina and Zack had…

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My Age of Anxiety

Part Two: Into the Darkness (To read Part One, click here) I’m an optimist. So how can I speak of such darkness? Because to reach the light at the end of the tunnel you have to go through the tunnel. The … Continue reading

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Courage is…

“Courage is the greatest of all weapons, but also an invisible one. You don’t know whether you have it until you’re called upon to use it.” ~from The Wishing Map, Episode 103

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My Age of Anxiety

Part One: Step on a Crack (True story. Wish it wasn’t. Then again…) There were signs early on, but I was too young to know what they meant. When I was in primary school I heard the phrase, “Step on … Continue reading

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Heaven?

Many will say: Those who do this and steer clear of that clearly have God tucked under their hat. And those who’ve insured themselves against fire by naming the cross and defaming desire are certain their names must appear on … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 55

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Thirteen: Domestic Blitz (Continued) Previously: In an effort to send the frantically thrashing Objects in Zack’s toy chest back to…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

My film Over-the-Rhine has just been nominated for Best Picture at the International Christian Film Festival! This is the largest faith-based movie event in the world, I believe, with ties to the legendary Cannes Film Festival in France (not to be confused with the … Continue reading

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Puberty Blues

When I was in high school, my science class took a field trip to Griffith Park Observatory (the one in La La Land and Rebel Without a Cause). The highlight was the Planetarium Show: We leaned back and emitted a … Continue reading

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