Tag Archives: forgiveness

A Different Kind of Wall

Bil was a proud man (yes, he spelled his name that way). Trust me, I know because I have an excess of pride myself. I came to know him when he played the lead role in my production of A … Continue reading

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Regrets? I have a few. . .

Originally posted on A Year of Living Kindly:
 “To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.” (Liz Armbruster) In the spring of 1991, my mother decided it was time to die. Eight years of thrice-weekly kidney dialysis…

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Baggage vs. Braggage

“She felt strangely jealous. It suddenly seemed to her that being forgiven was better than believing you had nothing to be forgiven for.” ~The Wishing Map Baggage “We all have baggage. The question is: What baggage can you deal with?” … Continue reading

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It’s His Kindness

It is commonly believed that repentance must come before forgiveness. Aren’t you glad God disagrees? “When you pass judgment on others, yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Do not disregard the riches of his … Continue reading

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How to Fix this Mess

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My Butterfly Effect

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I’ve always found the butterfly effect intriguing: the idea that the mere flap of a butterfly’s wing in, say, Des Moines could start a chain reaction leading to a devastating tsunami in Sr Lanka; or,…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Fame vs. Flame “Fame! I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly. I’m gonna make it to heaven. Baby, remember my name!”  Lyrics from the title song of a once-famous movie that, ironically, most…

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