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A Filmmaker’s Journal

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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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The Parable of the Good Mormon

Part Two (Conclusion) I’m not a Mormon, nor am I a fan of Mormon teachings (although I know and love quite a few Mormons). But that’s not what this post is about. Read on… To read Part One, click here. … Continue reading

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Do You Love Me, Dad?

So, I finally figured out my dad loved me. (Why are guys’ relationship with their dads so complicated?)  It wasn’t when I wanted to find out, twenty years after my dad died. But, hey, better late than never, right? Still, if … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 118

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: When Gina last saw B’frona he was a boy. But the one who stood before her now was a lanky–angry–teenager. ⇔ ⇔…

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God is Love

  1 John 4:8 tells us  “God is love.”  Therefore,  if we do not act out of love we do not act for God. Period.  Note: This should never be perceived as passiveness or sentiment. Real love is a fierce and interfering … Continue reading

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A Few More Thoughts about Moms

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~Tenneva Jordan “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” ~Jane Sellman “God could not be everywhere, … Continue reading

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The Confessions of Peter, Part Two

In The Confessions of Peter, Part One, Peter talked about meeting Jesus. Now he confronts his own darkness. The Rock “Jesus sent us out in twos, to preach and do miracles in his name. Did we believe it? We hoped. When … Continue reading

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