Category Archives: Religion/Faith

Who Do You Thank?

When I first heard the song “All Good Gifts” in the adorably ragamuffin movie version of Godspell way back in 1973, I got choked up. I didn’t understand why. And then, even though I considered God (“if there even is … Continue reading

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The Unknown

“Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about. I will strengthen you and uphold you with My strong right hand.” ~Isaiah 41:10 “There is nothing we fear and desire in such equal measure as the … Continue reading

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The Power of Forgiveness

Broken Stone, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand (photo by Victor Guntin) Theologian David Seamands once told my friend, retired pastor Jerry Kirk, that half the people in mental hospitals could leave if they learned to forgive themselves. “Yes,” Jerry … Continue reading

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Hold Fast

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” ~Victor Hugo God is awake. ∴

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When I Die

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” ~Ephesians 6:12 Who misses you when you … Continue reading

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Made for Him

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” ~Colossians 1:16 Ω

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Temptation

“Watch and pray so that you don’t fall into temptation.    For the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”   ~Matthew 26:41    In pondering Jesus’ words, it occurred to me that he doesn’t say, “Don’t be tempted.” Why? … Continue reading

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My Experiment in Becoming Human

Give and You Will Receive Knowing and doing aren’t the same thing. In my last Experiment in Becoming Human, I wrote about ceasing to try and get something from others, and being set free to give. “In quietness and confidence … Continue reading

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Promises to Keep

Seven years ago, in the fall of 2013, I met a man who altered my life forever. Mike, a producer and fledgling screenwriter, had spearheaded the formation of a production company called St. Michael Movies. And now they were casting … Continue reading

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Keep Passing It On

Thought for the Week We were created to be conduits of grace. God doesn’t just rain down grace from the heavens, he distributes it to others through us. Why? Because he wants us to be like him. And if his … Continue reading

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