Monthly Archives: April 2017

Shake the Gates!

You have the key. Use it!

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Wipe That Smug Look off Your Face

I love the reflection off Lake Basement in the morning. “Wipe that smug look off your face” was one of my father’s go-to sayings. I hated to be humbled. Still do. But my heavenly father is also in the humbling business, so … Continue reading

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Blades of Grass

A personal paraphrase of Psalm 90 Father You have always been our home Before the mountains were thrust up Or the earth itself was shaped You were our God Yet at your word we turn to dust For time has no … Continue reading

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Travelling First Class

Next week I fly to Orlando for my first major film festival! The last time I travelled, I got confused. My hosts rented a Lexus for me and it had all of these little voices. Every time I’d fail to … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 62

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Fifteen: Destiny (Continued) Previously: Zack and Gina were depressed and plagued by nightmares, when suddenly the mercurial Aunt Aloysia showed…

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Theology 101

A professor of religious studies informed his students on the last day of the term that not one of them had demonstrated a satisfactory understanding of Christianity. He ordered them to take out a blank sheet of paper and, in … Continue reading

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The Hard Work of Forgiveness

Update (2020):The film Over-the-Rhine referenced below won numerous awards, and has now been released under the title Healing River. It can be seen or ordered here. My new film Over-the-Rhine, which has its world premiere in Orlando next month, is … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 61

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Fifteen: Destiny Previously: Zack and Gina finally made up, commiserating over the fact that they would (presumably) never return to…

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Only One Life

I avoid “Christianese” like the plague. I can speak it fluently, but it’s not my native language. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a bonafide Jesus freak. It’s just that those who speak code seldom reach anyone but themselves. Think of … Continue reading

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No Room for Death

              “Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”                ~Clarence W. Hall “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom … Continue reading

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