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A Tribute to My Father

Photo: Train from Sarajevo to Mostar (prg2sg.wordpress.com) It’s hard for me to believe he was born nearly 100 years ago this month. But it’s even harder for me to believe that I’ve outlived my father by 25 years; I could … Continue reading

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Life in Death

“And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that … Continue reading

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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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There is No Such Thing as Nothing

Thought for the Week The word nothing doesn’t mean “non-existence.” It only means the absence of a specific or defined thing. For example, a buyer might ask a property owner whether there is “anything” on a particular parcel of land. … Continue reading

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Before Our Tickers Quit

My father died on this date, at age 45. From a heart attack. It happened two weeks after his annual check-up, where he’d been told, “Your ticker is in great shape!” They said that back then, “ticker.” They also said … Continue reading

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I Hate Masks!

Last Sunday, my wife and I ate in the fabled part of a restaurant known as “Inside.” Except for while we were actually eating (the intake of “food” requiring access to a facial orifice called a “mouth”) we wore our … Continue reading

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Imagine Having to Explain to Your Child…

Renika Williams, center, in the feature film Healing River. This week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a black man named George Floyd choked to death while a white police officer knelt on his neck, ignoring his pleas. I am not qualified to … Continue reading

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Radical Forgiveness!

More Rave Reviews for Healing River! The trailer has been seen and shared by thousands. From multiple true events, including my own near-death encounter with a heroin-addicted driver, I created a story of “impossible” forgiveness that both challenged and moved … Continue reading

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He Will Guide Us

What an unexpected era we find ourselves in, comparable only to those of the world wars, when reminders of our mortality assault us daily. Still, death has always been with us, as Seneca the Younger observed in the first century … Continue reading

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The Biggest Health Risks of Hoarding

My Featured Blogger this week is actually a journalist, Jocasta Lennon, a freelance writer “with a passion for the eclectic and unusual.” When Jocasta first approached me, I was delighted that she considered this a place for talented new writers … Continue reading

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