Monthly Archives: August 2020

My Experiment in Becoming Human

Processing My Thoughts Aloud In My Head In a post entitled Do You Live in Your Head? I wrote about my goal of talking less and listening more, of focusing on others. Still, goals aren’t touchdowns, they’re just big “H”s … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Buildings that have been traumatized by storms need restoration. So do human hearts. 2020 has been full of such storms. I know of no greater path to restoration than to trust in our designer and builder, the One who loves … Continue reading

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Where Babies Come From*

Old Myth: When a lady wants to be a mommy, a stork magically appears overhead with a baby in its beak and drops it into the lady’s house! But if the lady doesn’t want it–poof!–the stork takes it away! New … Continue reading

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Images and Words of Hope

“I remember when I started searching, and just in case was constantly rehearsing what I’d say when hope came back again, ‘Hey, what’s the deal, where have you been?’” ~from the song “Paradox,” featured in the motion picture Healing River … Continue reading

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Votes for Women? Yes. But Why?

It seems an odd question to ask in our enlightened era (as if). But it’s worth asking this year, because in my country we’ve just celebrated the 100th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote, and every year on Women’s … Continue reading

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granted

Originally posted on ProlixMe:
You’ll roll your eyes at the mess of my hairbrush. I’ll curse when you forget to lower the toilet seat. One night, we’ll go to sleep still angry and upset. But in the morning, I’ll wake…

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Flooding in Your Spiritual Basement

“Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like the wise man who built his house upon a rock. And the rains fell, and the floods came and the wind blew… Yet it stands, for … Continue reading

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Me and Princess Leia’s Mom

I’ve always been in love with movies. As a kid I wanted with every fiber of my being to be Gene Kelly. To sing like him. To dance like him. But most of all, to kiss girls like him. Especially … Continue reading

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What If It’s Not How We Expect It to Be

Dear believers: What if God’s plans for the future don’t go the way we expect them to? (Has the present?) What if everything plays out in a way we could never have imagined? Does it matter? Has it ever? All … Continue reading

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The Old Man’s Ghost

A Strange-But-True Story As a theatre student, I once chose a charming but obscure play to direct. Loosely based on Gogol’s “The Overcoat,” the play concerned a Tailor in the Jewish garment district of pre-WWII London. In it, the ghost … Continue reading

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