Monthly Archives: June 2021

My Feature Film Has Been Nominated for a Major Award!

Healing River, a movie I wrote and directed, has been nominated for the ICVM Crown Award for Best Picture! Now in their 46th year, the ICVM presentation (International Christian Visual Media) is the world’s longest-running and most influential awards ceremony … Continue reading

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50 Wildly Imaginative Sculptures

It’s no secret that I like art. But what I particularly love are works of unexpected creativity and imagination, which, it must be admitted, are sometimes the creations of slightly crazy people, or at least those who are willing to … Continue reading

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Lost in Barcelona

Image courtesy of Rosanna Piano When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I got off … Continue reading

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A Prayer Life vs. A Life of Prayer

My Featured Blogger this Week is Alan Searle of Alan Searle’s Pleasant Lines. Alan is an award-winning journalist and political essayist, but “at my core,” he says, “I am still a Minnesota farm boy with mud on his boots, happiest … Continue reading

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When Your World Changes

 My Real Memoir “We’ve sold our home!” Mommandad announced after sitting me down and numbing me with a hamburger and a chocolate shake. We’d walked—for the last time—to our favorite cozy little bistro just blocks away called, let me think… … Continue reading

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When We Take Time, We Gain Time

Artwork by Darren Tunnicliff Thought for the Week My friend Allen once wrote a script about a fast-food stand. In one scene, a smart, ambitious teenage girl slaps at coins, attempting to make “quick” change for her customers. The annoyed … Continue reading

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Give Gratefully

Background image courtesy of WallPaperSafari.com “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” ~Colossians 3:17 ∴

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Love in the Post-COVID Era

A year ago, I wrote about Love in the Time of Coronavirus. This may seem like a bookend to that post, but it’s more like a midpoint reality check. At first, we weren’t that frightened. But as infections and deaths … Continue reading

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Unexpectedly Beautiful

We all appreciate classical beauty, perfection as it were. But there’s something about the unexpectedly beautiful, the asymmetrically symmetrical, the imperfectly perfect that resonates more deeply with us. Perhaps it is because we sense that, although very few of us … Continue reading

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My Journey to Barcelona

Plaza Cataluña (xixerone.com) When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I’d decided to go to … Continue reading

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