Monthly Archives: June 2021

Everyday Messages From God

Guest Blog by David’s Daily Dose David of David’s Daily Dose is simply one of the most real, down-to-earth bloggers I’ve come across. He describes himself like this: “I’m just a regular guy who was tempted to lose all hope … Continue reading

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Everything You Never Needed to Know About Me

“Getting Ready to Go to the Prom” (my first film appearance), shot by the illustrious Kathy’s Mom. In my early blogging days, when I still posted by telegraph, I regularly responded to Blogger Award invitations. I don’t do those anymore, … Continue reading

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Learn…and Move On

I’m on location shooting a film this week, so my posts will be short but (hopefully) sweet. Thought for the Week If we are wise (and if we are not, no advice will help us) we will learn not to … Continue reading

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My Mid-Year’s Resolutions

Can you believe we’ve reached the middle of the year? Along about mid-year, I always tend to pause and reflect on whether my New Year’s Resolutions have changed. Some have and some haven’t, but these two never do. So, in … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Always Tell the Truth, Even When You’re Lying

Photo by Thom Milkovic Most of us are familiar with the Blind Men and the Elephant story. Its point is twofold: No one has a complete picture, even if they were “there in person,” but… Everyone knows what they think … Continue reading

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Think On These Things

What make us civilized? Dictionary.com defines civilized as “having an advanced or humane culture.” To be truly civilized is to respond together to the goodness that is intrinsic in each of us at birth. It’s what makes us (in the … Continue reading

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Persevere!

Photo by Edgar Chaparro “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~Multiple sources “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson “Success is not final; … Continue reading

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Are We Happy Yet?

“I can’t wait until I’m financially able to afford who I really am.” ~Unknown “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do … Continue reading

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Finish It!

Just a quick post. I’m at film festival this week, where my feature film Healing River has been nominated for Best Picture of the Year by ICVM (International Christian Visual Media). My wife Trudy and our terrifying six pound watch-cat … Continue reading

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Welcome, Summer Solstice

Image by Maksym Diachenko Thought for the Week Some love summer best of all Some love it least, it seems But like all creatures great and small* God weaves each summer from His dreams ~Mitch Teemley “Thy eternal summer shall … Continue reading

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