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The Inspirational Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Full of Forgiveness

May your life be filled with forgiveness– both for others and for yourself (there is a connection) “Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.” ~1 Peter 5:7

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Mercy Is Strength in Disguise

Thought for the Week Our current culture loves to point out people’s failings. It makes us feel strong, righteous. But how often do we really know why others act–or fail to act–the way they do? Before we ridicule or punish … Continue reading

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Self-Delusion

Photo by Ante Gudelj “Love, real love, is the ultimate antidote for self-delusion.” ~from The Wishing Map ♥

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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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On Being a Real-Life Dad

I confess, I’m cheating a little, since I’ve posted this short dad video before, along with some thoughts on my own dad. But, hey, I’m also a dad, and I’m busy being celebrated today. So just a brief meditation here, … Continue reading

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My Feature Film Has Been Nominated for a Major Award!

Healing River, a movie I wrote and directed, has been nominated for the ICVM Crown Award for Best Picture! Now in their 46th year, the ICVM presentation (International Christian Visual Media) is the world’s longest-running and most influential awards ceremony … Continue reading

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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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