Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Wishing Map

Yesterday’s quote from my fantasy novel The Wishing Map was warmly responded to. And I’m currently in the throes of editing the novelization of my feature film Healing River (to my editor’s satisfaction, I pray). And so I’ve re-posted the … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Your Life

Thought for the Week We are not the only creatures on earth who look up at the stars. But we are the only ones who look up and ask, “Why?” “Yes, your life has a purpose.” said Rhema. “What?” Gina … Continue reading

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Is It Real?

Faith: If it doesn’t change who I am, it isn’t real.

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Weekend Chores

Me Doing Weekend Chores “I’ve been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren’t fall chores, after all.” ~Robert Breault “Normal Person’s Weekly Chore List: 1. Clean kitchen 2. Clean bathroom … Continue reading

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Life Moves in Waves

When we think of waves, we think of the ocean. But everything moves in waves: sand, air, fire, light, even the earth beneath our feet. Life doesn’t move in a straight line, it moves in waves. Human existence, as well: … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Stay, Fall!

Do you call it Fall, from the old Germanic word fallan? Which literally means to “fall,” as in the temperatures or the leaves, or both. Or do you call it Autumn? A prettier word from the Latin autumnus. Still, it’s … Continue reading

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Hole

Originally posted on The Stories In Between:
I wasn’t quite dead But you buried Me anyway It wasn’t much Of a ceremony But what Did I expect I wish this hole Was deeper Because I can still Hear your voice…

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Activating God’s Promise

My first feature film as a writer-director, Healing River, in production. “This is what the LORD God says, ‘In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’ But you would not.” ~Isaiah 30:15 … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Mask

Thought for the Week “We are intensely attached,” Matthew Kelly observes, “to being perceived in a positive light, even by people we don’t know and will never meet—perhaps most telling, we even want to be perceived positively by people we … Continue reading

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Never Forget

Never forget It’s not what you know, but Who you know

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