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Jesus’s Birth

“Origins” by Lucy West (pixels.com) Jesus’s birth, the Incarnation, changed everything. “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism, but welcomes those from every tribe and nation who fear him and do what is right.” ~Acts 10:34-35

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Gifts of Love and Laughter

Both of my multi-award-winning feature films Healing River and Notzilla are out on DVD.* They’re perfect for stocking stuffers or small gifts. And if you order right away, you should get them just in time for Christmas! Healing River, a … 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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Let it Flow!

There’s never been a better time to talk about healing. From civil strife and viral fear. From isolation. In the midst of a worldwide medical/social pandemic, we’re more alienated than ever from each other, and oddly enough from ourselves. Why? … 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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Local Actor Helps Bring Forgiveness to the Screen

Feature Stories – Movie Reviews This interview with actor Michael Wilhem was featured in the popular arts and entertainment journal Whatzup. Michael, who is both a gifted actor and a wonderful human being, played one of the lead roles in Healing … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Dear followers friends: You have made Healing River a hit! Amazon updates show that viewings of Healing River tripled last month and are continuing to go up! It’s now being watched every day by thousands who neither follow this blog … Continue reading

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Our Audience is Growing

I’m grateful to announce that, despite minimal advertising (we’re not exactly the Walt Disney Company) my feature film Healing River is one of the top-rated films on Amazon Prime. Result? Its viewing numbers have increased every week since it premiered–and … 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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Fame vs. Flame

A Filmmaker’s Journal Four years ago on a June day like this we wrapped production on my first feature film as a writer-director Healing River (then titled Over-the-Rhine). Never dreaming it would take as long as it did for the … Continue reading

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