Monthly Archives: February 2023

My Friend the Movie Star

My Real Memoir Friendships shuffled during my freshman year in high school. My two childhood BFFs were still around, of course, and new friendships were popping up like Iowa corn. But my most unlikely friend that year was a bonafide … Continue reading

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Reaching Your Destination

Thought for the Week To you who are in emotional travail who long for healing now right here where you are I want to say healing awaits because it does But it is not here It is in a place … Continue reading

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There Is No Growth Without Change

“But it is the LORD himself who goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. So do not be afraid and do not be discouraged.” ~Deuteronomy 31:8 ≈

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Racing to the Rescue!

Source: designcrowd.com The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Trapped in a cave by the vengeful pixie princess … Continue reading

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Future Movie Settings

Three years ago in the thick of the pandemic, my co-producer wife Trudy and I started countering our cabin fever by scouting potential film locations. During these outings we capture images from our beautiful and historical southwest Ohio/northern Kentucky area. … Continue reading

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Has Your Life Blown Off Course?

I recently wrote about a friend who’d left his marriage and begun divorce proceedings. I urged him to rethink his decision, to break the cyclical infatuation/divorce pattern that is his family’s multigenerational legacy. But he chose instead to perpetuate it. … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine

Originally posted on Thoughts Along the Way:
Matthew 5:13-20 Early in the first semester of his junior year at Columbia, Sandy Greenberg unexpectedly lost his sight from glaucoma.??Depressed by his sudden blindness and unable to imagine any kind of meaningful…

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Bringing My Darkness Into the Light

My Real Memoir Whatcha gonna do when the crick runs dry? My superpower since third grade had been my ability to tell funny stories and do goofy voices. And ninth grade looked to be no different. After all, I’d had … Continue reading

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We’re All Amateurs

Thought for the Week Humans are, almost by definition, amateurs. Think about it: Just when you start to get a handle on being a toddler, you become a kid. And just when you’re halfway proficient at being a kid, you … Continue reading

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Awake in the Dark

Every time my friend Mark brought up the J-word (Jesus), I’d fire off a series of “well-how-do-you-explain-this?” questions, and he’d quickly change the subject. But what Mark didn’t realize was that I was genuinely searching. Just not in ways he … Continue reading

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